Although the majority of bird records are submitted by members of the Buckinghamshire Bird Club, we are always pleased to receive records from other birders. We ask that only records that are reliable are submitted. Please indicate if there is any doubt over the identification or origin of an unusual species. For certain scarce species within the county, you may be asked to supply written “field notes” before the record can be accepted as part of the official county records. Forms to use for the submission of scarce and rare species can be downloaded on the Reporting Scarce and Rare Birds page.
The preferred method of record submission is via the “Latest Bucks Sightings” page on this website.
Alternatively records may be submitted in spreadsheet format (Excel or compatible format).
See below for more information on both of these methods…
Submission via Website Click here to read Submit Your Bucks Sightings →
The Buckinghamshire Bird Club have announced an offer for the ‘Birds of Buckinghamshire’ which was published in October 2012. For the Xmas period this is available at only for £12 for members and £18 for non-members of the club. If you would like more information on the book, including a look at a few sample pages, go to http://bucksbirdclub.co.uk/publications/
“The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses”.
This is really a great value book and a must for anyone who goes birding in the county. Make sure you have a copy on your bookshelf, or someone else does. At this price it would make a great gift!
Looking for Winter Residents as well as Merlin and Bearded Tit which are showing well this week and with this cold snap due to continue waterfowl numbers should be impressive.
Come along, non members are welcome. More details at http://bucksbirdclub.co.uk/events/15/rainham-marshes-kent/
How do you find the new look of the BBC site? Any questions, comments or suggestions let us know!
The new Indoor meetings programme of the Bucks Bird Club kicks off this evening Thursday 3rd October.
Steve Marley has put together a fantastic range of talks for this season, beginning in style with a presentation by Oliver Smart entitled ‘Exploring Ethiopia’.
Some of you will remember Oliver’s last talk for the club on Lesbos which contained many stunning photos. This new talk will no doubt be a visual treat showing the many delights of this underrated country.
Oliver Smart is a wildlife photographer and ornithologist having studied at the University of Birmingham. His passion for nature and exceptional talent for photography captures the diversity of wildlife from behind the camera. As well as scores of magazine covers, his images have been published in the national press, nature magazines, books and wildlife guides.
Oliver travels the globe in search of iconic species in their natural habitat, often waiting days to capture the perfect photograph. His wildlife photography has taken him all over the world to countries including Alaska for bears, Cuba for endemics, Ethiopia for bird diversity, Madagascar for lemurs, New Zealand for landscapes and the Azores for marine wildlife.
The meeting begins at 7.45pm with the talk starting at 8.00pm and it’s at the regular venue of the Wendover Memorial Hall in Manor/Wharf Road.
All welcome, with a small donation requested from non-members. There will be tea and coffee available during the break.
Hope to see many of you there. For further details go to the events page…
The Birds of Buckinghamshire – Published October 2012
The book is a 400 page full colour hard cover quality production and contains the data compiled through the efforts of many county birders while recording for the BTO Atlas project. Each species includes maps comparing the last survey carried out in 1980 with the present status plus a photograph taken within the county by a local birder. In addition there are great articles on Bucks bird sites & habitat, migration and charts showing arrival & departure dates as well as others showing changes in species distribution and gains & losses.
This book is an excellent production and a must for anyone interested in any aspect of Buckinghamshire birdlife.
The new Birds of Buckinghamshire is now available at £18 to non-members, £12 to members.
To obtain your copy:
If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from John Gearing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone to 01296748245. John is co-ordinating the orders and advising purchasers on collection points around the county.
If you live further afield – Order from John Gearing but allow for £6-00 postage and packing.
To View a some sample pages of the sites section click here.
To view the pages for Tree and Meadow Pipit click here.
To view the pages for Goldfinch and Siskin click here.