Surveys and Research Projects

From time-to-time the Bedfordshire Bird Club invites birdwatchers to participate in projects and surveys on various bird species in the county. Contact details of whom to report sightings to are given, and, where possible, feedback on any findings will be provided so that you can see the value of your sightings.

Waterways Breeding Bird Suvey 2017 – click for dedicated page

Quick download of Survey Methodology and Recording Form as pdf HERE


Swift and House Martin Survey data – click for dedicated page


Garden Bird Feeding Survey – click for dedicated page

Summer Bird Feeding Survey 2019 – Starts 10th March 2019 – Form for download here

Report of the Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2018

Report of the Summer Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2017

Report of the Winter Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2017-18


The Great Duck Hunt - an annual survey of waterbirds on all of the counties waterbodies undertaken in January to coincide with the weekend of the BTO WEBS survey. To read more about the 2017 activity there is a dedicated page listing sites and observers at The Great Duck Hunt

The Christmas Bird Hunt 2018. Take part here

Roger Hicks Rookeries Survey. Roger has been surveying rookeries since 2013 in the county and a dedicated page on the website covers recent studies here

Roger has more recently created a separate website covering this work which can be found at   You can view most of the data without logging in. You need to register in order to get a log-in, this produces an activation email (sent to your email address). Clicking on the link in this email activates your log-in.


House Martin Survey



The criteria are supported by two further documents: