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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 2015

2015 Report of a long term survey of breeding birds on Magog Down Stapleford

31st Dec 2015

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

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - December 2015

5th Dec 2015

There was no prose write-up of the December meeting of the Bird Club from the first Saturday of December 2015.  However…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - November 2015

7th Nov 2015

The weather forecast for Saturday 7th November was persistent rain and gusty winds – not good for birding – but…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - October 2015

3rd Oct 2015

Saturday 3rd October was foggy at 8am as five members met in the car park where a magpie, robin and four blackbirds were…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - September 2015

5th Sep 2015

Saturday 5th September was cool, and it was raining and windy when we met in the car park at 8 am.  Birds are not adverse…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - August 2015

1st Aug 2015

Five members met in the car park at 8.00am on Saturday 1st August and spent a pleasurable two hours walking the Downs in…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - July 2015

4th Jul 2015

The seven birders who met in the car park at 8 a.m. were treated to fine, sunny conditions with light winds. Standing quietly…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - June 2015

6th Jun 2015

Saturday 6 June was very sunny but with a strong cold wind as seven birdwatchers met in the car park of the Magog Down where…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - May 2015

2nd May 2015

Saturday 2nd May started out cool and cloudy as four birdwatchers met in the Magog Down car park but the sun was shining…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - April 2015

11th Apr 2015

On a cool, overcast Saturday 11 April four birdwatchers met in the car park on the Magog Down where they saw/heard three…read more

Summer Migrants

7th Apr 2015

Following on from our winter visitors we can now look forward to the arrival of our summer migrant birds. It is true some…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - March 2015

7th Mar 2015

Saturday 7 March dawned sunny/cloudy with a cool wind when six birdwatchers met at 8.30 am in the Magog Down car park where…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - February 2015

7th Feb 2015

The meeting took place on Saturday 7th February. The usual textual report has not been written up, however we have been sent…read more

Report of Stapleford Bird Club - January 2015

3rd Jan 2015

Our first meeting of the New Year was a dismal affair! Five birdwatchers met in the Magog Down car park at 8.30 am on a very…read more

2014 Report of a Long term survey of breeding birds on Magog Down, Stapleford

31st Dec 2014

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

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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