Blackcap sketch by Terry Parker
Then look no further than the Birmingham branch of the West Midland Bird Club!
In addition, as members of the Club, you also get regular bulletins, several bird watching reserves, an annual report, the opportunity to join in activities of any other branch and family membership all for a nominal annual subscription. And of course, this fantastic web site, full of useful information about local birds, reserve location and Club activities.
Our indoor meetings are held near Five Ways, at the Unitarian New Meeting , 31 Ryland Street, Ladywood, Birmingham B16 8BL (SP056863 ), usually on the last Tuesday in the month, starting in October and running through until April. Past subjects have been as wide as “Birds of Morocco”; “Identifying Birds in the Field (Jizz)”; “Buzzards in North Somerset”; “Little Brown Jobs (Warblers)” and audio/visual evenings. All are welcome — if you're not a member, we hope that you will want to come again and eventually join the West Midland Bird Club!
Look at the field trips we have planned for the future. These trips are usually by coach, departing early from Cambridge Street, behind Baskerville House, near the Rep and Centenary Square, with easy car parking close by. Costs vary, but reflect the number on the trip and the cost of the coach. If we are visiting a RSPB or WWT site, there will be an entrance fee for non-members of those organisations. Again, non-members are welcome, though we hope obviously that they will soon wish to become full members of the Club.
If you enjoy keeping lists of the birds you see, then you might like to get involved with our record keeping. An extra hand is always welcome.
All Branches have a hand in looking after our reserves. Birmingham has a specific role in attending to the Harborne Nature Reserve which offers some interesting birding, but also flowers and mammals.
New faces are always welcome on committees of the Club or to help with trips or on the reserves. If you would like greater involvement, do please say so. We are always on the lookout.
We can help you choose equipment, like binoculars, or sell (or give away!) old, but usable, equipment.
Our web site, which you are now looking at, has a wealth of information — mailing lists to tell you what "new" birds are in our area; a gallery to which you can submit a photograph or two, and more.
Welcome to the West Midlands Bird Club — there is so much you can do!
Ornithology in Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & the West Midlands county, since 1929.
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