Welcome to the Bedfordshire Bird Club

The Bedfordshire Bird Club was formed in 1992 to enhance the recording of birds in the county and bring together people with a shared interest in birds and birding.


For more info about membership please click the link

Garganey Adrian Coleman

Garganey – one of a number of birds reported in the county following an influx into south-east England in the third week of March – photo by Adrian Coleman

BNHS_Volume 75 Bird Report_Front cover

Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2022 – from 6th March. Form for download, please click preferred format PDF XLS

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in April 2022… electronic copy sent to members on 25th (if any member does not get copy pls contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News for January – March 2022, details of the upcoming club meeings, report of AGM and bird club committees in 2022, accepted rarities for 2021 and a look at bird records from 50 years ago

Bedsbirds email group – keep up-to-date with the latest messages.

Bedsbirds blogspot – view the some of the latest county bird photos.

Bedsbirds Flickr page – lots more photos here, both common and scarce species


The Bird Report for 2020 was published in February 2022 and distributed free to all Bird Club members at the end of that month, comprising 136 pages and in full colour throughout and with a stunning photo by Steve Blain of a Marsh Warbler on the front. More details on content and how to get a copy HERE.

Events − dates for your diary

BIRD CLUB TRIP TO PAXTON PITS NATURE RESERVE – Sat 11th June 2022 – led by Richard Bashford

High St, Little Paxton, Saint Neots PE19 6ET (Grid ref: TL 1956 6292)

A morning walk to look for a range of summer migrants and breeding birds. Meet in the car park at 8.00am for 2-2.5 hours. The Visitor Centre is open 11.00-15.00 and has facilities and a range of snacks and drinks


What to look for in Bedfordshire


May has proved over recent years to be a superb time for birding in Bedfordshire with the last summer visitors arriving and a fine array of scarce and rare visitors recorded. The long, warmer days and peak of bird song also ensure it is one of the most pleasurable months for spending time in the field. Birding time is split between the commitments of survey activity and the desire to continue the search for migrants, with waders and birds from the south and east being the main attractions…  more

Latest sightings

On Twitter we have adopted the Rare Bird Network hashtag system for bird news. Check out the Twitter feed below for the latest sightings. Twitter users, please add the hashtag #rbnBDF to your tweets to share your Bedfordshire bird sightings with others and for your tweet to appear in this feed. Details of how to use the Rare Bird Network hashtags can be found here.