West Midland Bird Club

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

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West Midland Bird Club Research Projects

Research projects are at the hub of any active bird organisation and there are probably none more important than the production of the Club's Annual Report. This publication is vital to the understanding of the birds of our region and its accumulated annual information provides a reference beyond compare. When placed in context with the national production of regional and county Annual Reports then the entire work is an immense assembly of information that represents the very essence of British bird study. Locally the West Midland Bird Club is involved in research projects that are associated with breeding birds. At Kidderminster the WMBC local branch is involved in a breeding bird study that takes place at Bodenham Arboretum and at Solihull the WMBC local branch operates a nest box monitoring scheme at Blythe Valley Countryside Park. For further details on these projects please visit the respective links found on the branch pages on this website.


Other than the afore mentioned projects there are those carried out by local groups and individual birders that cover a wide variety of studies. These studies offer research information from within the region that is placed at hand on this page. To access these survey's and studies please use the links below.

Staffordshire Breeding Lapwing survey 2014 An Analysis of Staffordshire Bird Records 2005 - 2014 - Warblers An Analysis of Staffordshire Bird Records 2005 - 2014 - Waders North Warwickshire Barn Owl Scheme - commencement 2016 Roof-top nesting gulls that breed within the Birmingham boundary 2008 - 2011 SBAP Report: Lapwing in Staffordshire 2000 - 2003 - including data collected prior to 1998

The list of research articles follow a sequence of chronological order in connection with the study completion date

J. A. Lawrence (including Gribble F. C. and Jennett R.)

J. R. Winsper

West Midland Bird Club (Stafford Branch) et al

N. Pomiankowski

N. Pomiankowski

S. M. Haynes

Worcestershire Redpolls and a guide to their separation - Updated 2016

A. Warr

An Analysis of Staffordshire Bird Records 2005 - 2014 - Waterfowl

N. Pomiankowski

An Analysis of Staffordshire Bird Records 2005 - 2014 - Other Species

N. Pomiankowski

West Midland Bird Club and Regional BTO 2016/17 Regional Black Redstart Survey

J. R. Winsper WMBC and Steve Davies Regional BTO