The Cambridgeshire Bird Club promotes the study, recording and conservation of birds in Cambridgeshire and encourages a wider interest in natural history and the protection of county wildlife habitats.
We record the County's birds in our Annual Report, so we need your records. We have a stunning Gallery, so we need your photos, and we have a video blog where you add your bird recordings. We do research, we have indoor and outdoor meetings, and we keep you informed with our regular print and online Bulletins. And have a look at our Facebook page.
We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon.
Cambridgeshire Bird Reports
Almost all of the annual Cambridgeshire Bird Reports are now available and can be downloaded from the Reports page. The very first published Report (1927) has nowe been added. Reports 2001 to 2008 are being prepared for uploading.
Research page update
The Research page has been updated and includes sketches of the Cranes we are asking members to report if seen.
Summer Garden Bird Survey 2016
The Summer Garden Bird Survey runs between 6th March 2016 and 1st October 2016
If you have a garden in this area and you like to watch the birds in your garden, we would like to invite you to take part in the Cambridgeshire Bird Club Summer Garden Bird Survey 2016.
Click on the above link for more details.
Please send your Winter Garden Bird Survey results in by the end of March 2016.
NOTE: Even though the deadline for submission of the Winter Garden Bird Survey has passed, if you haven't submitted your results you can still do so by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org
The results of the Winter Garden Bird Survey 2014/15 are available in the Club's 2014 Annual Report.
Farmland Bird Surveyors Needed
The RSPB are carrying out a number of farmland bird surveys in the Fens this year and are looking to recruit volunteers to carry out the surveys across a number of farms. The role would involve an initial meeting with the farmer and four subsequent early morning surveys of an assigned farm. They will provide training and cover travel expenses. Further details can be found here.
Next indoor meetings:
Friday 13th May, Cottenham Village College
A Very Fine Swan Indeed: Art, science and the unfeathered bird by Katrina Von Grouw
The book, The Unfeathered Bird, originally intended as a manual for bird artists, has been 25 years in the making. Only much later did it blossom into something far more ambitious. A world away from textbooks and diagrams, this is a work equally intended for scientists and artists, indeed anyone with an appreciation of birds or an interest in their adaptations and behavior. It includes illustrations of 200 species, all made from actual specimens, many in lifelike positions. Virtually all the complete skeletons were prepared and reconstructed at home from specimens donated from zoos, wildlife hospitals and conservation charities.
AGM Papers 2015
The Club Bulletin is distributed to members six times a year in February, April, June, August, October and December. It contains a summary of recent reports, topical short articles and items of Club news. If you wish to receive our bulletins then you need to join us.
The Bulletin can either be mailed in paper form to members, or sent as a PDF email attachment. In addition, a more immediate monthly e-Bulletin with more detailed information and additional illustrations and photographs is distributed monthly, exclusively by email.
Members who wish to receive e-Bulletins (and / or their Bulletins by email) should provide their email details to the Editors, Peter Bircham & Chris Brown , who are always pleased to receive articles, papers and illustrative artwork for publication. If you would like to send in your records for inclusion in the bulletin summaries then see here.
Back-issues of Bulletins and e-Bulletins are available here.
British Birds magazine- free monthly newsletter
Many members of the CBC will already be subscribers to British Birds or may have taken up trial offers available recently. Whether you subscribe or not, however, you may like to receive their free e-newsletter every month. This offers a flavour of what has been published recently and what is in the pipeline in areas such as book of the month, news and comment, the rarities section and further special offers.
This is a new initiative from one of Britain’s leading birding publication. It covers the UK and Western Palearctic and has been the birdwatchers’ journal of record since 1907. It is read and recommended by many well known amateur and professional ornithologists, writers and photographers with Simon King stating that “British Birds is the gold standard of ornithological literature in the UK”.
To receive the newsletters, just log on to www.britishbirds.co.uk and complete the sign up form at the bottom of the page. Give it a try!
Cambirds and Peterbirder
Cambirds is an unmoderated discussion group on Cambridgeshire birds and birding which is independent of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club. You do not need to be a member of the Club to participate in this forum, but you will need a Google account.
Peterbirder is a Yahoo-based discussion group for birdwatching, bird sightings and ornithology in Peterborough and the surrounding area. The group also welcomes discussion of all other wildlife in the Peterborough area. Peterbirder is not a part of Peterborough Bird Club.