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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

The next meeting of the Stapleford Bird Club will be on Saturday 3rd June.

Meet in the car park at 8 am. All welcome, sorry no dogs.

Bird reports 2017

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Report of Stapleford Bird Club - April 2017

15th Apr 2017

Our monthly visit to Magog Down was postponed until the 15th and was the first in the run of walks starting at the earlier…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - March 2017

11th Mar 2017

The walk was delayed for a week because of the need for a volunteer working party on the River Cam on the previous Saturday. …read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - February 2017

14th Feb 2017

Due to inclement weather, the February walk was postponed twice and now has been cancelled. My personal birding at the Down…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - January 2017

7th Jan 2017

Members met in the car park on Saturday 7th at 8.30 am and it was a bit chilly and rather foggy at the start.  As the…read more

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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 four years of this survey can be found here:

2012 Report

2013 Report

2014 Report

2015 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 often seen on Magog Down.

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