Bird Record Submissions


The Bedfordshire Bird Club collects bird records for the county. They are used to produce the annual Bedfordshire Bird Report and sent to the Local Records center to be used for planning applications and research purposes. A copy of our confidentiality policy can be found here.

What do we want?

The Bedfordshire bird list details exactly what records the club requires. These range from all records of some species to just unusual locations and high counts for others. Breeding records are also very useful, and often under-recorded for many species.

Sending in Records

There are a variety of ways to send in records to the club −

  • the recorder's preferred method of receiving your records is via BirdTrack. It's easy to set up, entering your records online is quick, and the reports it produces are fabulous for reviewing your own records and keeping lists up to date.

  • use the form found on the website (single records only)

  • download and use the excel form and email it back to the county recorder
    (or download a slightly more advanced version of the form)

  • by letter posted to the county recorder


The County Bird Recorder:

Steve Blain, 9 Devon Drive, Biggleswade, Beds, SG18 0FJ
Tel: 07979 606300

County Rarities

Download a copy of the county rarities report form and email or post to –

Contact for rarities reports:
Richard Bashford (Secretary Beds Rarities Panel),
6 Brook Road, Eaton Ford, St Neots, Cambs, PE19 7AX
Tel: 01480 212932