West Midland Bird Club

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

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News and Events

The purpose of this area is to inform readers of any up-to-the-minute news items that fall between Club Newsletter issues. Any news item that is worthy of immediate attention will be posted here. Checking this area may well provide answers to questions without having to contact Club officers to gain such information.

The Club is participating in a joint Curlew breeding survey and would welcome records of breeding or suspected breeding noted for this year 2019 in Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. Landowners and farmers will be contacted/visited later this year and early next to seek future protection measures where possible.

Eurasian Curlew- John Oates

Eurasian Curlew - John Oates

Focus Optics (www.focusoptics.eu) at  Church Lane Corley, Warwickshire CV7 8BA are holding a Bird and Wildlife Fair on Saturday April 27th 2019 in recognition of the Solihull RSPB 60th anniversary. The Club will have a stall there too as we celebrate our 90th year. The chief guest will be Simon King, the well known wildlife photographer and author. Further information about this event will be posted here on receipt and will be on the focus optics website.

On Saturday May 11th 2019 The Club is holding a Bioblitz event at a new developing nature reserve at Ball Mill Quarry, Old Quarry Drive Main Road, Hallow, Worcester WR2 6LS


Old Quarry Drive is opposite the Holt Fishing Pool entrance on the A443. The bioblitz is open to members and non-members interested in all forms of wildlife from 10 am.

AGM 2019