Benefits of membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of Blackburn Bird Club here are the benefits of membership -

  • Come to our Indoor Meetings

Enjoy photographic presentations given by a range of excellent speakers, each with high quality photographic images. Presentations cover a variety of bird orientated topics including birds of Lancashire, Britain and the World.

  • Come on our Field Walks

Learn new skills in bird identification from our experienced walk leaders on our Field Walks to a wide range of local birdwatching sites. Also join us on one of our weekends away.

  • Learn about birds

Learn tips and tricks on bird identification from experienced birdwatchers on our Field Walks and at our Indoor Meetings. All of our friendly meetings allow learners to increase their knowledge of bird identification and birds in general.

  • Take advantage of our Members Library

Borrow a book or DVD from our wide ranging collection at Indoor Meetings.

  • Submit your bird sightings

Send us your bird sightings, contributing to our annual Bird Report and request your copy. All records help understand the declines of wild birds and how to conserve them.

  • Take part in our annual Garden Birdwatch

Every January members record the birds in their gardens over the last weekend of January, the results are analysed for our area.

  • Be part of a community

Be part of a community of people who enjoy watching and learning about birds, share your experiences and fellowship with other people with an interest in wildlife. We have members both young and old that enjoy talking about birds!

Members on a Field Walk to Pilling Marsh.

Membership Subscription -

£10 per year Individual

£18 per year Family

£5 per year Under 18

Non members welcome at Indoor Meetings.

£2 admission (refundable upon joining). Members free.

Come along and try one of our Field Walks (first time free, free to members).

Look what the Club gets up to on our Facebook Page and explore the website for more information.

How to become a member?
  • Come along to one of our Indoor Meetings and join.

  • Download a membership form here and bring it with you to an indoor meeting.

Water Rail at Burton Mere Wetlands, by Brian Taylor.

Gallery of Member activities
Members at an Indoor Meeting

Members at an Indoor Meeting

Turnstone

Turnstone

On our walk to Rossall Point, February 2017, by Jonathan Fry.

Tricoloured Heron

Tricoloured Heron

Part of a talk given by Dennis Atherton.

Members at the break

Members at the break

We provide a refreshment break at our Indoor Meetings.

Members on Field walk

Members on Field walk

To the Harden Valley in Bowland in May 2016.

Red Kite

Red Kite

Taken on our away trip to Caerlaverock WWT and surrounding areas, this was taken at Bellymack Farm Red Kite feeding station at Lauerieston, by Jonathan Fry.

Redshank and Turnstone roosting

Redshank and Turnstone roosting

Taken on our walk to Rossall Point in February 2017, by Jonathan Fry.

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit

Taken on our walk to Leighton Moss in October 2016, by Brian Taylor.

Sanderlings

Sanderlings

Taken on our walk to Rossall Point in February 2017, by Jonathan Fry.

Barnacle Geese at dawn

Barnacle Geese at dawn

Taken on our away trip to Caerlaverock WWT, by Brian Taylor.

Iceland Gull

Iceland Gull

Taken on our away weekend to North Wales. This bird was on the beach at Pensarn, taken by Jonathan Fry.

Members at Red Kite Feeding Station

Members at Red Kite Feeding Station

On the away trip to Caerlaverock WWT and surrounding areas, at Bellymack Farm at Laurieston.

Guest Speaker Dennis Atherton

Guest Speaker Dennis Atherton

Dennis Atherton giving his talk 'Florida- a Winter Wonderland' in February 2016.

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Members on Field walk

To the Harden Valley in Bowland in May 2016.