How To Join

The Ogston Bird Club builds the links between birds and those who are interested in their study and conservation.
Your opportunity to gain greater pleasure from and further insights into the birds of Derbyshire’s premier bird watching site.

The Ogston Bird Club was formed in 1969 to fill a gap in the Derbyshire bird scene. It is intended to run as informally as possible whilst meeting the needs of birdwatchers right across the ornithological spectrum.

The Ogston Bird Club publishes a quarterly “Newsletter” to try and link the membership to each other and what’s going on, current issues and forthcoming events on the Ogston bird scene. The “Newsletter” contains a mixture of topical articles and news items and a comprehensive summary of some of the bird sightings. The articles section is your opportunity to express a view, write an article, seek any assistance with your bird watching or seek to participate in the management conservation work around the reservoir.

The Ogston Bird Club and its Recorder are resposible for collecting all records of birds seen around the reservoir and Carr Wood each year and for preparing the annual report. The report is produced to a very high standard and is available free to Ogston Bird Club members.

Around 240 species of birds have been seen and recorded around the Ogston Reservoir and Carr Wood recording areas, of this several species regularly breed in the area.
By joining the Ogston Bird Club you can increase your knowledge of the areas birds and wildlife and support the club in its further aims to provide a place for everybody to watch birds and wildlife.
The Ogston Bird Club can provide people with that little extra information and knowledge to enjoy your bird watching and increase your expertise of birds at the same time.
The Ogston Bird Club can also provide you with a chance to meet some of the regulars down in the hides and share and compare experiences with other bird watchers.
You can also get involved with conservation work around the reservoir area by joining in with the Severn Trent Rangers from Carsington Water working parties etc. So is the Ogston Bird Club for you or what you are looking for in a club!

A membership starter pack.
A quarterly newsletter with topics, reports, bird notes and information of what’s going on at committee meetings and around the reservoir with concervation work etc. (no press gangs purely optional to all).
An annual bird report.
Discounts when buying bird seed and products from any of Taylor’s Pet Shops in the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire areas.
Discounts on natural history books at certain shops.
Help with identification from the more experienced bird watchers.
Access to three bird observation hides.
The opportunity to help with the recording of bird sightings around the reservoir area.

If you are interested in birds at any level of expertise the Ogston Bird Club aims to offer you an opportuntiy to continue and expand your interest in the direction you choose by providing information, contacts, advice and hide facilities.

Please note, you can make an extra donation to the club if you wish.
Single £10:00 Minimum
Family £12:00 Minimum
Members wanting a paper copy of the Club’s Newsletter please add £1.50 to cover postage.

Cheque or postal order to:-
Ogston Bird Club, c/o The Membership Secretary, Peter Birley,
35 Rosemary Drive, Alvaston, Derby DE24 0TA

Telephone 01332 753078 for information. E-mail

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