Welcome to Cornwall Birds (aka CBWPS), the County Bird Club of Cornwall. We have recently set up a Student Membership of the society to benefit both the county bird club and conservation in the county, and to encourage and give an opportunity to younger people to join us in our appreciation of the county’s avifauna.
The Society has a long history of conservation in the county – we manage or jointly manage 6 reserves in the County, owning several outright, carry out a wide range of surveys and investigations into the county’s avifauna, provide information and assistance on vulnerable and action plan species, maintain and hold the county bird list, as well as providing a focal point for birdwatchers in the county and beyond.
We are looking to set up and maintain closer links with the existing educational institutions in the county, and develop appropriate areas on our website to provide information and create awareness for students (tell us what you want to see!), along with surveys and general reporting and sharing of bird sightings we are also wanting to provide opportunities for younger people to take part in the society’s activities.
To recognise past contributions to our knowledge, and encourage future research into the county’s birdlife we also run an annual award, with a prize of £150 amongst other benefits for Final Year or Masters dissertations.
(Details of the Cornwall Birds Student Award 2019/2020 can be found HERE )
Membership details –
The Student Membership is for young persons up to the age of 23, both students and those not currently in full time education, and Mature Students in full time study. This will be with a reduced membership rate, currently of £10 per annum (compared to £20 for ordinary members), and will include a hard copy of BiC (the county bird report) for the relevant year, with a digital subscription to the society’s quarterly Palores magazine, and all other normal benefits, including access to the website members area, news and option to purchase keys for Walmsley Sanctuary.
Please see the general membership page HERE for further details and to join.
Or email our Membership Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or queries. We don’t have online joining such as paypal yet, unfortunately, however it should be possible to join via online banking – please ensure you contact the membership secretary first to obtain a Membership Number and to give your details.
(When applying you will later be asked, in addition to your contact and payment details, for date of birth and study course details for those in full-time education)
Thank you and we look forward to you helping protect and enjoy the county’s birdlife with us!.