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.

WINTER MEETING PROGRAMME – PDF for download  Details of Seven Indoor Meeting and Zoom talks and a selection of field trips planned through the winter and next Spring 2024

For more info about membership please click the link

Little Bunting – Broom on 29th October, found by, and photographed by, Steve Blain

THE HOBBY –  our club magazine. Latest edition distributing in October 2023… electronic copy sent to members on 29th (if any member does not get copy, please contact editor@bedsbirdclub.org.uk)

Articles include Bird News for July – September 2023, notes on club activities and upcoming program, Woodcock Suvey Winter 23/24

Winter Garden Bird Feeding Survey 2023/24 – starts on Sunday 1st October. Form for download, please click preferred format PDF XLS

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 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. Bird Report 2021 is now in final stages of edit for publication in autumn 2023

Events − dates for your diary

INDOOR MEETING via ZOOM – Tuesday 28th November at 8:00pm, 

Greg Conway – Nightjars.   Greg has worked on a variety of research projects for BTO involving birds in farmland, upland margin and woodland habitats. His main responsibilities have involved the development, organisation and analysis of national surveys for Nightjar, Woodlark & Dartford Warbler, Ringed Plover & Little Ringed Plover, Nightingale and Woodcock, as well as many other habitat and species assemblage focused research

INDOOR MEETING – Tuesday 19th December at 8:00pm, Maulden Village HalL

Richard Bashford: Annual Review  Join us as we go to the movies for the always entertaining review of the year through the eyes of members’ video and photographs, seamlessly edited into a very enjoyable movie by our very own Richard Bashford.

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

Members and local birders share news through the email group highlighted above, and increasingly through whatsapp.

Also check out the Twitter feed below for the latest rarer bird 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.