Join the Bristol Ornithological Club

Bristol Ornithological Club

You’ll find joining the Bristol Ornithological Club very straightforward and extremely rewarding

Yellowhammer (Rich Andrews)
Regular indoor meetings are held during the winter months,
where a wide range of speakers are invited to talk to us about
their own area of interest. 
These meetings provide an excellent opportunity for club
members to get to know each other and to exchange opinions
and information in a relaxed, friendly and informal atmosphere.
Young members and beginners are particularly welcome. 
Field meetings and evening walks are held in all months of the year, regularly to sites in the local area, but also to other productive bird watching localities within a couple of hours’ drive
of our area. These normally include coach trips, besides which, efforts are made to 'car pool' to all of our destinations. 
In addition to the weekend meetings, regular weekday walks, covering a wide variety of local sites, are arranged by the Tuesday Group who encourage a particularly informal atmosphere.
All of these events have subsequent reports submitted to Bird News.
Weekend trips take place three times a year to various English and Welsh destinations and also we have spent extended week-end trips to farther away destinations in Scotland, Ireland and Normandy.
Club holidays abroad are arranged regularly and in recent years these have included visits to Estonia, Finland, Greece, Lesvos, France, Southern Spain, Spanish Pyrenees, East Germany, Iceland and pelagic trips to Spain.

Current membership rates

  • Ordinary member:  £18
  • Family: £18 for first adult then £5 for each additional family member
  • Junior member (Under 18/ full-time student):  £9
Note: Senior Citizens & anyone suffering financial difficulties may pay at a reduced rate by arrangement.

How to join BOC

To join simply contact the Membership Secretary by sending an email to bocsecretary@hotmail.com
Don’t forget to include your name and address.