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West Midland Bird Club

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

West Midland Bird Club Archives

This page provides readers an e-form facility to view and research historic works concerning West Midland Bird Club activities and ornithological events occurring within the Club region. Availability of material will obviously dictate the extent of this page and any relevant works of historic importance will be placed here.

A main objective of this page is to feature the provision of a full set of digitised West Midland Bird Club Annual Reports, commencing with the first report from 1934 and continuing with an unbroken sequence to a copy preceding the current issue. The Clubs annual report is a historic review of the birds that occurred in our region during a particular year and is therefore an important reference document.

The production of these reports involves a specialised scanning process that enables the books to be preserved in tact; an operation of considerable importance when dealing with unique and often fragile material. Compiling these reports has involved the use of copies in Club possession together with those provided through the generosity of members. The Club wish to make it known that they are extremely grateful to those who donated their personal copies for use in the process of digitising the reports. Many of these reports are from used stock and bear the marks of being 'well thumbed' a distinguishing quality that adds to the overall authenticity of their years of providing valuable information on a strictly personal level.

Please enjoy this facility.

Sequence of reports: Numbers 1 to 69 inclusive are those that have been scanned/digitised from old reports using the process that enables the books to remain in tact, this has been carried out by the company 'Pearl Scan Solutions' who specialise in such work. Report No. 70 and from thereon have been digitised through the process of the production of the Clubs annual report and form part of the complete package provided with each issue. Since 2003 this digitised version of the report has been made available to the Club through the completed work package that is provided by our annual report editor David Emley to the company 'Healeys' who currently print the report.

No.70 - 2003 No.71 - 2004 No.72 - 2005 No.77 - 2010 No.74 - 2007 No.73 - 2006 No.75 - 2008 No.76 - 2009 Recent Sightings No.78 - 2011

West Midland Bird Club Annual Reports

No.1 - 1934 No.2 - 1935 No.3 - 1936 No.4 - 1937 No.5 - 1938 No.6 - 1939 No.7 - 1940 No.8 - 1941 No.9 - 1942 No.10 - 1943 No.11 - 1944 No.12 - 1945 No.13 - 1946 No.14 - 1947 No.15 - 1948 No.16 - 1949 No.17 - 1950 No.18 - 1951 No.19 - 1952 No.20 - 1953 No.21 - 1954 No.22 - 1955 No.23 - 1956 No.24 - 1957 No.25 - 1958 No.26 - 1959 No.27 - 1960 No.28 - 1961 No.29 - 1962 No.30 - 1963 No.31 - 1964 No.32 - 1965 No.33 - 1966 No.34 - 1967 No.35 - 1968 No.36 - 1969 No.37 - 1970 No.38 - 1971 No.39 - 1972 No.40 - 1973 No.41 - 1974 No.42 - 1975 No.43 - 1976 No.44 - 1977 No.45 - 1978 No.46 - 1979 No.47 - 1980 No.48 - 1981 No.49 - 1982 No.50 - 1983 No.51 - 1984 No.52 - 1985 No.53 - 1986 No.54 - 1987 No.55 - 1988 No.56 - 1989 No.57 - 1990 No.58 - 1991 No.59 - 1992 No.60 - 1993 No.61 - 1994 No.62 - 1995 No.63 - 1996 No.64 - 1997 No.65 - 1998 No.66 - 1999 No.67 - 2000 No.68 - 2001 No.69 - 2002 No.79 - 2012 The Birds of Betley Mere and Surrounding area 1971 - 1983

Miscellaneous studies and reports of regional historic value

A. &  K. Booth

Betley Mere SSSI Ringing and Bird Reports 1985 - 1994

J. A. Lawrence

No. 80 - 2013