Beyond our bird feeders and gardens Gloucestershire has an amazing variety of habitats from the Severn estuary and plain to the High Cotswolds in the east and the Forest of Dean in the west. As a result we have an astonishing number of bird species either as resident or summer or winter visitors. Locally we have the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust at Slimbridge whilst the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have a large number of nature reserves.across the County. But if we visit these areas how do identify the many birds we are likely to see? Maybe by plumage, song, calls, flight or habitat or by looking at books, apps or listening to CDs? By spending time with an experienced birdwatcher (now often called a 'birder') is both a great learning opportunity as well as being enjoyably sociable.  


Cheltenham Bird Club is for everyone interested in birdwatching and other wildlife whether they are a beginner or more experienced observer. The Club runs a programme of evening talks during the winter months and has regular birdwatching trips throughout the year.- some local and some further afield. The Club also has newsletters, organises social events and takes part in local and national bird recording projects. 


Please browse this site and if you like what you see then why not 'Contact Us' or come along to an evening talk or a local walk.

Membership of Cheltenham Bird Club is open to everyone interested in birds and other wildlife. Membership benefits include ....

  • free entry to all our evening talks
  • copies of the Club newsletters
  • reduced charges for coach trips
  • and most important of all to be part of a really active birdwatching club which, for those living in Cheltenham, is right on the doorstep

Membership costs just £26 for individuals, £46 for couples living at the same address and £3 for juniors under the age of 18.

NOTE: students may attend evening talks for free and get a 50% discount on field trip costs.

Why not call the Membership Secretary on 01242 690660 or contact us via the enquiry form on the 'Contact Us' page

The Club logo - a House Martin - was drawn by a Club member long before digital images, scanning and websites were about and the Club proudly keeps the bird flying.