Cambridgeshire Bird Club
Coronavirus - please uphold the reputation of our Bird Club when birding
Welcome to the club
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 want your photos. We have field projects, we have indoor meetings and trips, and we keep you informed with our monthly emailed and bulletins. We have links to active bird ringing groups. And have a look at our Facebook and our Twitter sites.
We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon.
Picture of the Month for December is Simon Stirrup's Whooper Swans - see here
The Club eBulletin for November (#89) is now available to non members - containing records, photos, articles and event reminders . Read here.
The next club meeting (by the Zoom video platform) is Friday, 12th February: 'Birds of Oman' by Mike Watson
AVIAN FLU: The Angling Trust’s Voluntary Bailiff Service reported on 5th Dec that avian (bird) flu has been confirmed in fenland swans. They advise, ""Please be aware that you may see dead swans on the Nene or Drains. Please under no circumstances go near or touch them. Phone Defra: 0345 933 5577, option 7: 'all other enquiries'. They will direct you to the correct local swan rescue (recovery ) people as all dead swans must now be collected for investigation". Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and provide details. More info at Avian influenza (bird flu) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Sunday 4th October was the start of the Bird Club Winter Garden Bird Survey - you can still contribute by starting now - details are here
The Photo of the Year 2020 is David Ball's Common Tern. Congratulations to David.
More details of our online meetings can be found on our Meetings page. Indoor face to face meetings will resume on some date in 2021, we hope. Until then, meetings will be held on a Zoom video platform.
Cambridgeshire Bird Club Winter Garden Bird Survey 2020-21
The Winter Survey kicked off on 4th October 2020. There is just about time left to join in, and for details of the background to the survey and the method, read here.
Cambridgeshire Bird Club Summer Garden Bird Survey 2020
This has now been completed. Thank you to everyone who took part. 77 species of birds were recorded from 41 gardens. Some of the species recorded include: Swallow, House Martin, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Cuckoo, and Turtle Dove.
Cambridgeshire Bird Club members received a more detailed account of this report in eBulletin #90 (December issue). I hope that you will continue with this survey by taking part in the Garden Bird Survey Winter 2020-2021, the details of which are above, and I look forward to receiving the results by the end of April 2021.
Photo of the year: 2019
Congratulations to David Ball for winning the 2019 Photo of the Year competition with his photo of this Common Tern. There was a tie for second place, so in no particular order they were Garth Peacock's fighting Coots and Dawid Banasiak's Short-eared Owl. Click here to view all three, and 2019 Winner and runners up to see all the photos that had been entered.
Recent annual Cambridgeshire Bird Reports
The Cambridgeshire Bird Report 2019 No. 93 has been published. Copies can be purchased from the Club - see here
The Cambridgeshire Bird Report 2018 (No. 92) will be available to read online shortly