West Midland Bird Club

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The West Midland Bird Club is the UK's largest regional ornithology society. It has been serving birdwatchers and ornithologists in the four English counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Metropolitan West Midlands, with lectures, field trips, research, a bulletin and an annual report, since 1929.

There are branches in Birmingham, Coventry, Kidderminster, Stafford, Solihull and Tamworth.

It manages these reserves:

and runs an access-permit scheme for these:

The Club has an information centre at Kingsbury Water Park (Warwickshire) and sponsors feeding stations at Cannock Chase (Staffordshire) and Draycote Water (Warwickshire).

Bill Oddie has been the Club's president since 1999. His first ever published article on birds appeared in the Club's 1962 Annual Report.

The Club co-founded and helps to manage the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory.

Publications

(incomplete list)

  • The New Birds of the West Midlands, Harrison, G & J (2005) [1] (http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/biblio/NBotWM.htm) ISBN 0-9507881-2-0


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