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, 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
SUNDAY 9th MARCH
Day trip to Fingringhoe Wick, Essex Wildlife Trust Reserve for early migrants and wintering birds.
Meet in the Visitors Centre car park, TM048193, at 9.00am.
Leader: John Tomlin
SUNDAY 23rd MARCH
Day trip to the Brecks region looking for local specialities.
Meet in the lay-by off A1065 just past A11/A1101 Barton Mills roundabout, TL728743, at 8.00am.
Leader: Pete Marshall
TUESDAY 25th MARCH
‘The Great Crane Project’ by Roger Lucken, who has been intimately involved with the successful reintroduction programme
on the Somerset Levels.
Meeting starts at 8.00pm in Maulden Village Hall
SUNDAY 13th APRIL
Morning walk over Pegsdon Hills for spring migrants.
Park and meet in car park of Live and Let Live Inn, Pegsdon, TL121303, at 8.00am.
Leader: Jon Palmer
The Bird Club summer season meetings have finished - view the full details of the Winter Programme 2013/2014.
What to look for in Bedfordshire
March sees the change of the season in the county as bird song begins in earnest and the first summer visiting species start to appear.
This is a good month for finding some scarce species as they pass through the county or become less elusive as they begin breeding activity.
To find out what's possible to see this month read our What to see guide.
April is a very exciting time for birding in Bedfordshire as a trickle of summer visitors at the beginning of the month becomes a flood by the end of the month.
New birds and year ticks are around every day and with birds on the move hastily returning to their breeding areas there are lots of opportunities to find a scarce or
rare visitor, but records show that they generally do not hang around for long.