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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 4th November starting in the car park at the slightly later time of 8.30am

If the weather is very poor, it may be delayed until the next Saturday.
All welcome, sorry no dogs.

Bird reports 2017

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Report of Stapleford Bird Club - September 2017

2nd Sep 2017

Several “old-timers” and some newer members met in the car park at 8am.  The weather was benign though the…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - August 2017

5th Aug 2017

We started our walk on a calm and fairly warm morning on the Saturday the 5th.  Not unsurprisingly at this time of the…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - July 2017

8th Jul 2017

When we met on the 8th (a week later than usual) in the car park at 8.00am, it was pleasantly warm, with just a slight breeze…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - June 2017

3rd Jun 2017

As we met on 3rd June in the car park at 8.00am, it was 12 deg and a little dull but it soon brightened and became quite…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - May 2017

6th May 2017

The weather on Saturday 6th May was rather chilly and cloudy with a breeze from the north east.  Nine members met in…read more

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 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 often seen on Magog Down.

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