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Bird Club - come and join us!

If you have never given birdwatching a try do come along on the first Saturday of the month (meeting in the car park at 8am from April to October; slightly later at 8.30 am from November to March).

Membership is very informal–– just turn up and enjoy the birding walk. It is a healthy way of getting fresh air and exercise, and de-stressing while learning about birds.

We welcome new members of any age from beginners to life-time bird watchers. Sorry, no dogs

skylark_garth_cropped_250Photo: Skylark (Alauda arvensis) © Garth Peacock 2015

Bird reports 2016

2016 Report of a long term survey of breeding birds on Magog Down Stapleford

31st Dec 2016

Bryan Davies and Robin Cox, Cambridgeshire Bird Club Summary This is the fifth annual report of the long term breeding bird…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - December 2016

3rd Dec 2016

Members met in the car park on Saturday 3rd at 8.30 am.  It was chilly and cloudy but nonetheless the absence of a breeze…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - November 2016

5th Nov 2016

Six members gathered in the car park at 8.30 am.  The weather was not inclement but there was a noticeable chill in…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - October 2016

1st Oct 2016

For the second month in a row, our walk over Magog Down started in gloriously sunny and calm conditions and remained that…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - September 2016

3rd Sep 2016

From the outset on Saturday 3rd September, we were treated to glorious blue skies with little wind and the walk over the…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - June 2016

4th Jun 2016

There was no prose write-up of the Bird Club's walk on 4th June, however the birds recorded that day are listed in…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - May 2016

7th May 2016

There was no prose write-up of the Bird Club's walk on 7th May, however the birds recorded that day are listed in the…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - April 2016

2nd Apr 2016

Our monthly visit to Magog Down on 2nd April was at the earlier start of 8.00am, brought forward by half an hour now that…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - March 2016

12th Mar 2016

For the second month in a row, the meeting scheduled for the 5th was postponed for a week due to poor weather on the day. …read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - February 2016

13th Feb 2016

The intended date for the February meeting was Saturday, 6th, but the meeting was postponed because of the forecast of heavy…read more

A view from the Stapleford Bird Club on wintering birds on Magog Down

2nd Jan 2016

After a benign autumn, we have entered a much colder period which will now be impacting on our birds.  During the autumn,…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - January 2016

2nd Jan 2016

There was no prose write-up of the Bird Club's walk on January 2nd, however the birds recorded that day are listed in…read more

Long-term Survey of Breeding Birds

In February 2012, Bryan Davies and Robin Cox of Cambridgeshire Bird Club proposed a long term breeding bird survey on Magog Down.

Full reports of the first five years of this survey can be found here:

2012 Report

2013 Report

2014 Report

2015 Report

2016 Report

Birds on Magog Down

We publish the monthly reports of Stapleford Bird club here, plus other occasional bird-related articles; hot links in each report will take you to the RSPB information page for each bird spotted.

The gallery below shows a random six of the birds that have been seen on Magog Down.

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