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.


Red-flanked Bluetail at Biddenham; photo by Anthony Cunningham. A superb first for the county found by David Barnes 


Yellow-browed Warbler – Bedford garden 29th September; picture by Frederick Bassett

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributed in October 2020… electronic copy sent to members on 23rd (if anyone does not get copy pls contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News July – September 2020, notes on birding at Thurleigh Airfield and a selection of shore articles

*NEW* Winter Garden Bird Survey 2020/21 – unbelievably it is time for this survey to begin – starts Sunday 4th October – please participate using the downloadable form XLS PDF

Bedfordshire – our changing habitats and wildlife”   – a new book now published from BNHS – more details on the link and also printable Order Form


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

For more info about membership please click the link

The bird report for 2018 was published in January 2020 and distributed free to all Bird Club members at the start of February 2020, comprising 144 pages and in full colour throughout. More details on content and how to get a copy HERE

Meetings − dates for your diary


Tuesday November 24th 2020 – “Far from Land – the Mysterious Life of Seabirds” will be presented by Dr Michael Brooke, a Zoom meeting and the second of our Winter Programme.

Tuesday December 15th 2020 – “Review of the Year” – our annual review of video of birds aroudn the county hosted by Richard Bashford – on Zoom


unfortunately our program for the autumn has been cancelled until further notice as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak. Resumption of the program will be informed to members as soon as that is possible


What to look for in Bedfordshire


November in Bedfordshire is a month of continuing arrival and settling in of our winter visitors. Increasing numbers of the more familiar visitors become noticeable in woods, fields and on our water-bodies. More unusual visitors can be found though inclement weather is often required to provide the highest probability of a county rarity…. 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.