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.
Cuckoos - Can you help the Bird Club survey these familiar, but rapidly declining birds?
Field meetings − dates for your diary
SUNDAY 9th JUNE
Day trip to North Norfolk for a wide variety of species.
Meet in the car park at Titchwell RSPB Reserve, TF749436, at 9.00am.
Leader: Kevin Sharpe
SUNDAY 14th JULY
Digiscoping Workshop at Dunstable Sewage Treatment Works, off Thorn Road, near Dunstable, TL003243, starting at 9.00am, finish around 2.00pm.
Our facilitator will be national expert Paul Hackett. All levels catered for. Please book in advance with Don Green as numbers are limited.
Organiser: Steve Blain
SUNDAY 28th JULY
Day trip to Greenham Common NR, Berkshire for heathland species plus interesting insects.
Meet in main car park off roundabout on Bury's Bank Road, SU499652, at 9.00am.
Leader: Kevin Sharpe
SUNDAY 11th AUGUST
Bird Ringing Demonstration by kind agreement with Beeston Wildlife group.
An opportunity to see a variety of birds in the hand. Hopefully includes moth ID session.
Meet at Cos Lodge, Beeston, near Biggleswade, TL171479, at 8.00am, finish around noon.
Weather dependent, call Don Green if in doubt.
Leader: Derek Gruar
For full details of all 2013 summer season meetings see our
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.
To find out what's possible to see this month read our What to see guide.
June is a quiet month in Bedfordshire in comparison to the excitement of April and May. Spring migration comes to an end at the beginning of the month, with the
first movements of the autumn migration already recorded by the end of the month. Our breeding birds settle in to bringing up their young, song is reduced and thick
cover makes birds elusive but this month is the ideal opportunity to recognise confirmed breeding records for the Atlas. There's still a chance of a rarity however,
with local records of excellent vagrants during this period.