PETERBOROUGH BIRD CLUB

About us

Welcome to the Peterborough Bird Club. We are a friendly group and warmly welcome new members. Whether you are an expert or beginner, the Club aims to bring people together that have a shared interest in birding in the Peterborough and surrounding area.

​The Club runs a comprehensive programme of indoor talks and outdoor birdwatching trips throughout the year suitable for all levels of experience.

Learn more about us below and apply to become a member by clicking on the 'Ask to join' button. Membership costs £10 annually but under 21s or students in fulltime education are free.
  • The Great Fen : Progress on the Peat given by HENRY STANIER Indoor Event

    Date
    Location
    St Mark's Church Hall
    The Great Fen : Progress on the Peat

    HENRY STANIER  

    It’s been over 20 years since the launch of the “Big Idea2” as it was originally known. So tonight find out more about this wetland for the future. But it is more than just a wetland. Find out how it all started and the progress made now that thousands of hectares are under conservation management. There are currently projects on wet farming , climate change and the restoration of a farm that will finally link the northern and southern areas already under the Wildlife Trust’s management. Henry will have some stunning photos and wildlife videos.  Henry’s passion for dragonflies has taken him down numerous paths over the last 30 years, enjoying time with many fellow enthusiasts on the way. It eventually led to him becoming a Monitoring and Research Officer for the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants and he is now based at the Great Fen. For 20 years or so his work has been setting up, training and co-ordinating many teams of volunteer wildlife surveyors across the 3 Counties. His work has embraced the monitoring of birds, bats, dormice, amphibians and plants, plus insects and other invertebrates. He has also run courses on species identification for many years ranging from dragonfly lava to raptors.   

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    Indoor Events are free to members and we warmly welcome nature loving non-members for a small donation of £2.50 cash on the door.
  • Rutland Water NR Outdoor Event

    Date
    Location
    Rutland Water Bird Watching Centre
    One of the best inland sites in the UK. Our trip will hopefully coincide with the returning Ospreys. Note: There is a charge for entry at the reserve. 

    Anybody with an interest in nature, from beginner to expert, are welcome to join us on our Outdoor Events that are free. It is a good way to get to know existing members and possibly improve your expertise.

    Meet: In the car park at Egleton reserve.  
    Post code: LE15 8BT  
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    Leader: Bob Payne 01780783041 
      
  • Castor Hanglands Morning Chorus And Big Breakfast Outdoor Event

    Date
    Location
    Castor Hanglands
    Experience the joy of an early spring morning’s bird song, which will include Nightingales. Then
    follow this with a Willow Brook Farm breakfast.

    Anybody with an interest in nature, from beginner to expert, are welcome to join us on our Outdoor Events that are free. It is a good way to get to know existing members and possibly improve your expertise.

    Meet: At Willow Brook farm Car park off Stamford Road, Helpston Heath  

    Post code: PE6 7EL  
    Map ref:   
    Leader: Keith Lievesley 01780740679 and Ian Gordon 07543971727 
       
  • Avatar of a White tailed ptarmigan on a gray background

    Northern Wheatear, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and 3 other species seen out and about

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    Pied Avocet, Long-billed Dowitcher, Eurasian Spoonbill and 33 other species seen at Cley Marshes NWT

  • Avatar of a Scops owl on a amber background

    Bohemian Waxwing, Eurasian Blue Tit, Great Tit and 52 other species seen at Titchwell Marsh RSPB

  • Avatar of a Rosella on a indigo background

    Common Starling, European Goldfinch, House Sparrow and 7 other species seen near Peterborough

  • Avatar of a Petrel on a blue background

    Mute Swan, Smew, Eurasian Wigeon and 37 other species seen at Eyebrook Reservoir