West Midland Bird Club

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

Join the West Midland Bird Club

If you would like to become a member of this Club please download the Membership form PDF link and send the completed form together with the appropriate fee (cheque) to:-


Membership Secretary - Michael Bevan, 64 Brookfields Road, Ipstones, Stoke-on-Trent, ST10 2LY

New Membership Form PDF

We provide two categories of membership - Inclusive and Standard. Inclusive membership includes access to all four West Midland Bird Club reserves - Belvide - Blithfield - Harborne - Ladywalk. Standard membership caters for all those who do not wish to visit the reserves; there being no reserve access for those with this membership category.


Current Annual Membership rates are as follows:-


Inclusive   £30.00          Standard   £20.00          Membership renewal is due on January 1st.


Every member receives a copy of the Clubs highly acclaimed Annual Report of the birds of the region together with four issues of our informative Newsletter each calendar year. Members are entitled to attend all Club facilities - Indoor Meetings - Field Trips etc - irrespective of your location. Visiting local branches and attending field trips throughout the region is a positive attitude in making new friends and broadening your knowledge. Becoming involved in Club activities is also a positive move and there is a wide range to choose from, such as reserve work parties, research and study schemes and involvement with local and or Club administration. The West Midland Bird Club provides a facility for you to enjoy at your discretion. Anyone joining in October or beyond in any calendar year will have valid membership for the 12 month period of the following year. Further membership information is included with the joining package or from:-                      

Email. membership@westmidlandbirdclub.org.uk

belvide 1 nigel talbot Blithfield Res Tad Bay Harborne Reserve ladywalk peter lichfield

Inclusive membership provides access to all four WMBC bird-rich and important conservation reserves.

left to right - top to bottom


Belvide Reservoir

photo Nigel Talbot


Blithfield Reservoir

photo Roger Broadbent


Harborne Reserve

photo Jim Winsper


Ladywalk Reserve 

photo Peter Lichfield

Recent Sightings

In agreement with the Canal & River Trust, those WMBC members with Inclusive membership can birdwatch at Gailey Reservoirs in Staffordshire - O/S Grid ref SJ935103. For access details to this site please visit the Belvide Reserve page on this website and choose the links to Gailey Reservoirs and Local Patch Birding.

Membership Renewal Form 2018 PDF