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.
Please vote for the Photo of the Year 2015
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Cambridgeshire Bird Reports
Copies of previous bird reports are now available from the report page.
Research page update
The Research page has been updated and includes sketches of the Cranes we are asking members to report if seen.
Winter Garden Bird Survey 2015/16
The Winter Garden Bird Survey runs between 4th October 2015 and 5th March 2016
To take part in the Cambridgeshire Bird Club Winter Garden Bird Survey 2015/16 click the link.
The results of the Winter Garden Bird Survey 2014/15 will be presented in the next annual report.
Next indoor meetings:
Friday 12th February, St Johns Hall, Cambridge
Birds’ Interactions with the Landscape: BTO research at global and local scales by Andy Clements
Monitoring UK's birds relies on the observations of thousands of volunteer
birders and BTO's analysis and interpretation of that data. In addition, our
research on the distribution, abundance and migration of birds enables us to
tell captivating stories that deepens the public's understanding of wildlife
Andy Clements has been Director of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) since summer 2007.
Friday 11th March, St Johns Hall, Cambridge
Annual General Meeting followed by
Bird conservation in Nepal by Carol Inskipp
Carol’s talk will briefly introduce us to the high diversity of Nepal’s birds (878 species) and their main habitats; conservation measures including protected areas, community forests , initiatives to improve livelihoods of local people living near protected areas; the Nepal national bird Red Data Book and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Nepal ,and the contribution that visitors can make to conservation of Nepal’s birds. She will also talk about the impact of the 2015 earthquakes on Nepal’s people and environment.
Carol Inskipp has visited Nepal many times and has written several books on Nepal’s birds and bird conservation. She is currently co-authoring the Nepal Bird Red Data Book and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Nepal.
At this meeting you will be invited to make a donation to a small charity that Carol is supporting: ‘Go School Initiative’ which is funding materials for temporary schools in one of the areas the worst hit by the 2015 earthquakes.
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.