The easiest way to join us is to join online, simply click the membership you want and you will be taken to a page to fill in your details.
WHO are we?
All sorts of people are members, linked by their interest in birds and birdwatching in our county. Our membership covers a wide range of birding experience from the newest "beginner" to "expert". Everyone is welcome.
The club was inaugurated in September 1979 with the following aims:
- to encourage and further an interest in the bird life of the historic county of Lincolnshire
- to collect and publish information on bird movements and populations
- to encourage conservation of the wildlife of the county
- to provide sound information on which conservation policies can be based.
Joining the Lincolnshire Bird Club is a great way to make new birdwatching friends and contacts in Lincolnshire!
If you are a "beginner", but keen to become actively involved in birding, you will find that learning about your county's wild birds - how, when and where to see them - is both easier and more enjoyable when undertaken in the company of our local enthusiasts.
If you're already an active birdwatcher you can add another dimension to your birding by becoming involved in our varied local activities.
WHAT do we do?
Apart from providing a social forum for local birdwatchers we also
organise our own surveys of bird species in Lincolnshire
take part in national bird surveys and censuses, organised by national conservation bodies
hold an annual slide show / lecture meeting on AGM evening
hold local meetings and more informal gatherings, designed to meet the varying needs and interests of local group members provide a newsletter, Lincolnshire Bird News, at intervals through each year
publish an annual Lincolnshire Bird Report , featuring the systematic list of birds, the county ringing report, reports on long and short-term surveys, Lincolnshire site annual reviews, plus other reports on our county's birds.
HOW do we do it?
We separate the county into 7 regions (shown on the map) each with its own area representative. This means that all members have a local contact who can introduce them to the range of LBC activities in their part of the county, and to other birdwatchers there.
WHY not join us?
Fill-in the membership application form today! Yearly subscription runs from January to December, and includes entitlement to one FREE copy of the Lincolnshire Bird Report , free copies of Lincolnshire Bird News for one year, a free car sticker and either substantially discounted or free (dependent on production costs) provision of other club publications. New subscriptions received after October 1st cover the following full calendar year.
Even if you are unable to take an active part in our surveys your subscription would be put to valuable use in funding our fieldwork and in the publication of its results, both of which are important if we are to gain a better understanding of the fortunes of our county's wild bird populations.