- West Midland Bird Club
The West Midland Bird Club is the UK's largest regional ornithological society. It has been serving
birdwatchers and ornithologists in the four English counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershireand the Metropolitan West Midlands, with lectures, field trips, research, a bulletin and an annual report, since 1929. It is a registered charity, number 213311. [http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?regno=213311&submit=Run+Search Charity Commission register entry] ]
There are branches in
Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Solihulland Tamworth.
It manages the
Belvide Reservoirin Staffordshire, the Harborne Reservein Birmingham, and the Ladywalk Reservein North Warwickshire, as well as running an access-permit scheme for Blithfield Reservoirand Gailey Reservoirin Staffordshire. The Club co-founded and helps to manage the Bardsey Bird and Field Observatory. The Club has an information centre at Kingsbury Water Park(Warwickshire) and sponsors bird feeding stations at Cannock Chase(Staffordshire) and Draycote Water(Warwickshire). Bill Oddiehas been the Club's president since 1999. His first published article on birds appeared in the Club's 1962 Annual Report.
Past and present
* [Bill Oddie]
* A regular "Bulletin" [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/bulletin/] ISSN|1477-6111
*An "Annual Report" [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/report/] ISSN|1476-2862
*" [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/biblio/biblo1.htm#BirdsofWM The Birds of the West Midlands] " By Graham R. Harrison, Alan R. Dean, Alan J. Richards and David Smallshire (1982) ISBN 0-9507881-0-4
*" [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/biblio/NBotWM.htm The New Birds of the West Midlands] ", Harrison, G & J (2005) ISBN 0-9507881-2-0
* [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com West Midland Bird Club]
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