We need your bird records!

. . . and BirdTrack is our preferred method for receiving them.
It's easy to set up and entering records is quick. The reports it produces are fabulous for reviewing your own records and keeping lists up to date.

Have a look at the Record submission page to see which records are required, and other ways to send them in. There's a link to the BNHS website for an easy way to get an OS Grid Reference for your record(s).

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.

Glossy Ibis
Glossy Ibis, Langford Mill © Steve Blain

The new year started spectacularly for Stuart Warren when he discovered a Glossy Ibis near Langford Mill. This is only the second recorded in Bedfordshire.

Meetings − dates for your diary

    Morning visit to Dunstable Sewage Treatment Works for resident species and possible migrants.
    Meet in the Birdwatcher's Car Park, off Thorn Road, TL003243, at 8.00am.
    Leader: John Tomlin

    Day trip to Dungeness Kent for a good variety of passage migrants and seabirds.
    Meet in the RSPB Burrows Pit Reserve car park, TR063196 at 9.00am
    Leaders: Paul Trodd and Rob Dazley


What to look for in Bedfordshire

Early July is still a good time to observe breeding activity with plenty of fledglings around and birds carrying food often for second broods.

August sees the start of the autumn birding season as passerine migrants from northern parts of Britain mix with locally fledged youngsters in our scrub and hedgerows while waders from further north can be found moving through where suitable habitat exists.

To find out what's possible to see this month read our What to see guide.