The Next Bucks Bird Club Indoor Meeting

On 5th March club member Mike Wallen will be presenting a talk on the fantastic Skomer Island, which is just of the Pembrokeshire coast in West Wales.  It should be a fascinating talk.

puffin

The Puffin is just one of the many interesting species that breed on Skomer.

 

 

For more information on the talk click on this link.

The Next Bucks Bird Club Field Meeting

The next field meeting is to Wilstone Reservoir on 15th March 2015.  

We expect to see a good selection of wildfowl and other winter visitors.

For more information on the this trip see the events page at: Link to field trip

wilstone-reservoir

 

Submit Your Bucks Sightings

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 →

Latest Buckinghamshire Bird Atlas now Available at Reduced Price

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 £10 to non-members and free to members (postage and packing extra).

To obtain your copy:

If you live in or near to Bucks – Order directly from John Gearing, at john_gearing@hotmail.com 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