About us

Cumbria is a big county, with birdwatching sites ranging from estuaries and sea-cliffs, through lakes and reed-beds to oak woodland and open fell-tops.

The Cumbria Bird Club brings together people from all over the county to share their experiences and love of birding. We try to help newcomers learn more about birding, we contribute to the research needed to conserve both local and national birdlife, and above all we try to have fun in the process!

We hope these pages help you get a little more out of your birdwatching in the county.

If you see anything unusual while you’re out birding in Cumbria please let us know.  Why not send us your Cumbrian records for inclusion in our annual report Birds and Wildlife in Cumbria?  Here’s how to report records.  For up to the minute reports, please see the latest sightings page.

Cumbria Bird Club is a Registered Charity, no. 1001459.  Details on the Charity Commission web site.
Membership is open to all who are interested in the birds of Cumbria, regardless of ability, race, age, gender, sexuality, political or religious affiliation.

The Constitution of the Club and that of the Club’s Records Panel can be downloaded below.

An A4 tri-fold leaflet about the club is available below, in two separate files for the front and back.  Please print and distribute.

Objectives of the Club

The aims of the Cumbria Bird Club are the advancement for the public benefit of the study of wild birds and the preservation of their habitats in the County of Cumbria. Our objectives are:

  • To co-operate with other organisations in scientific enquiries in promoting wildlife conservation and habitat protection.
  • To maintain a yearly record of observations of wild birds seen within or from the county of Cumbria, to seek to confirm the identification of unusual or confusing species, and to prepare and distribute written reports based on observations reported to the Club.