The Society - Introduction


Devon Birds is a county bird society with a long and distinguished history dating back to 1928.

Originally known as Devon Birdwatching & Preservation Society, the name was shortened to “Devon Birds” in 2005 and the society became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2021.

The Objects of the Organisation are as follows.

To advance education for the public benefit in the study of birds and to promote their conservation by:-

(i)    Publishing an annual report of bird species within the County of Devon;
(ii)   Promoting a wider interest in birds and their habitats, science and conservation;
(iii)  Encouraging and promoting an interest in birds; for people of all levels of experience;
(iv)  Organising a programme of field and indoor meetings to educate and inform members and the wider public;
(v)   Promoting a continuing improvement in the submission, collation,publication and access to ornithological records and studies;
(vi)  Managing a network of reserves in the county for the protection and conservation of birds and associated wildlife;
(vii) Supporting research and making grants to other organisations in furtherance of the purpose.


Devon Birds is registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales under number 1191647.

Coal Tit by Steve Hopper at Haldon Gallery photo of Coal Tit by Steve Hopper

Our Flock

Devon Birds welcomes members from all walks of life and all levels of interest in the Birds of Devon. So whether you are an academic looking for research opportunities and information, or you just want to know what bird is singing in your garden, there is something here for you
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