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West Midland Bird Club

Studying Birds in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands since 1929

Recent Sightings

There is plenty of information at hand within these pages, however, please do not hesitate in using the contact us page via the menu or the info@westmidlandbirdclub link at the foot of all pages if you would like to take a personal approach to gathering information; the Club Secretary will be pleased to deal with any enquiry. There is great scope to become involved in a wide range of Club activities, likewise you can go about your birding activities on a personal level and simply enjoy what the West Midland Bird Club has to offer in assisting your interests.

 

Welcome to the

West Midland Bird Club Website

Cetti Warbler - Mick Erwin

Cetti's Warbler - Mick Erwin

Learn more about birdlife across the West Midlands by joining the West Midland Bird Club.

 

If you watch the birds in Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Stafford or within the West Midlands Conurbation then the WMBC should be your number one choice.  

 

We aim to be the Club for the entire birding community whether you are fond of your birds in your garden, park, local patch or at one of our four fabulous reserves. Twitchers, photographers, recordists, students whether at school, college or Uni are all welcome.

 

Many of our members joined as absolute beginners and are now proficient birders helping at the Club’s reserves and participating in surveys. Others have attained ringing licences or now take wonderful photographs of the birds that they find. Some have become excellent report writers or even statisticians providing the long-term overview regarding the fall or rise of bird populations across the four counties which the Club serves. Others just get out into the wide outdoors and enjoy what they see and hear.

 

We welcome the young, old and disabled, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation colour or creed. We encourage beginners and the experienced alike. Your interest may just be to enjoy or learn more about birds by observing their behaviour. Never be frightened if you require assistance in identifying a bird.

 

We all make mistakes especially with unfamiliar species. There will always be someone in the Club who will be able to help you

Most of all enjoy being part of the West Midland Bird Club birding community.

 

Roger Broadbent

Chairperson

WMBC

 

Now go to the Join Page

 

* Source State of U.K.Birds 2017 published bu RSPB,BTO, WWT,National Resources (Wales)Natural England,NCC,NIEA

Goldfinch- Chris Rickus Black-tailed Godwit 2 - Belvide - Nigel Talbot

Black-tailed Godwit - Nigel Talbot

U.K. Breeding down 1% (1995-2015)*

Goldfinch - Chris Rickus

U.K.Breeding population up122% ( 1995-2015)*

Gadwall-John Oates

Gadwall - John Oates

U.K.Breeding population up 131%   (1995-2015)*

Garden Warbler - Steve Edwards - Blithfield

Garden Warbler - Steve Edwards

U.K.Breeding population down 23% (1995-2015)*

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