Cambridgeshire Bird Club
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 need your photos. We do research, we have indoor and outdoor meetings, and we keep you informed with our regular emailed and online bulletins. We have links to active bird ringing groups. And have a look at our Facebook page.
We hope you enjoy your visit and come back soon.
Next indoor meeting
- Friday, 13th December at St John's Community Hall - our Christmas Social including short talks
- The September e-Bulletin is now available to non members - records, photos, articles and event reminders . Read here.
New Checklist order for 2019 records spreadsheet
- In February 2019, the BOU brought in a new checklist order. Our records spreadsheet has been changed accordingly.
- For those of you who do direct records submissions to the Cambridgeshire Bird Club, could you please use our revised 2019 spreadsheet from now on. (All earlier 2019 records will be converted for you, which is also true for BirdTrack records)...... More details here
- The new order will be adopted from the 2018 report.
Cambridgeshire Winter Garden Bird Survey 2019/20
The Winter Garden Survey resumed on 6th October. Don't worry if you haven't started recording as it is not too late. If you have a garden and you like to watch the birds in your garden, we would like to invite you to take part.
We ask that you note the bird species feeding or foraging in your garden from 6th October 2019 – 7th March 2020, or for as long a period as possible.
We will discover which species of birds make most use of gardens in the county during the winter months, find out whether new species are coming into gardens and whether the regular species are making less use of the gardens. For further details, read here.
13 December: Christmas social
St John's Community Hall, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN. 7.30pm for 8pm start
Come and enjoy mince pies and mulled wine in good company while listening to inspiring short talks by club members.
Please contact Vicki Harley if you would like to give a short presentation.
More on club meetings here
Photo of the year: 2018
Fieldfare, Wimpole Hall, 29th October 2019
© Robert Skeen
Mike Everett has judged this month:
This is not only a pin-sharp and perfectly composed shot, but also one which brings the bird very much to life - perched up there, alert and watchful.... I can imagine it taking off and calling as it flies away. The perfect October bird, too. Two others tied as runners-up. - in fact both came very, very close to becoming my first choice. Barn Owl pics are ten-a-penny, but Bob Steed’s ghostly apparition is something rather different and rather special. George Walthew’s wonderful Long-eared Owl is a real birder’s photograph - just as you might see one, and proof that it’s not all about that perfect portrait!
Annual General Meeting 2019
The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Cambridgeshire Bird Club was held in the Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College at 7.45 pm on Friday 8th March. To view the Agenda, click here, and for the Minutes of the 2018 AGM click here. The audited and signed Financial Statement for 2018 can be viewed here.