The Club was formed in Spring 1991 to promote the study and protection of wild birds. Membership is open to all who support the objectives of the Club on payment of the annual subscription (currently £8 per person, £15 per couple and £5 for juniors).
The Officers and Committee Members are elected at the Annual General Meeting normally held in November every year. They are responsible for organising a range of activities including indoor meetings and field trips for the Club.
A printed programme is issued to all members at the start of the Club's year on 1st October. Indoor meetings are held in St Silas' Church Hall on Preston New Road, Blackburn, normally on the first Monday evening each month from mid September to late April (these two meetings being the exception), commencing at 7.30pm. The meetings usually feature a well-illustrated and informative talk by a visiting speaker, a break for refreshments and the minimum of formalities.
There is a free bird book and video library service for members. Field trips to local bird watching sites and reserves are arranged on a regular basis. Bird watching weekends to venues further afield are held from time to time.
A Bird Report for the Club's reporting area is produced annually. The reporting area covers the towns of Blackburn and Darwen and the surrounding rural districts from the Ribble Valley in the north to the West Pennine Moors in the south. Members are encouraged to provide details of their own observations for the Report and visitors to this site can also submit their records here.
The Club holds a Garden Bird Watch every January, which provides useful information on bird populations in the area.
If there is anything else you wish to know about the Club, please contact us and we will do our best to provide the information.