Category: Volunteering Opportunities

23 Feb
7:07 pm

Section Writers required to help with the Devon Bird Report

The production of the Devon Bird Report is one of the primary Objects of the Society and takes a lot of work to get it completed to the required standard and in good time.

We are starting work on the Devon Birds Report for 2022, the various sections and species accounts for which are written by volunteers from the membership of the society.

Quite a number of our current contributors have indicated that they are not going to be able to help with the next report; mostly because they have been writing sections for a considerable number of years! As editor, I would like to express, on behalf of the society, my thanks to them all for their dedication, professionalism and hard work.

We are therefore in need of new section writers! The usual process is to assign a group of species to each writer; the format is basically the same every year, working with records submitted and stored on the society database – the normal timescale is that this data is available from late April, with draft reports completed and returned to myself by the end of July, or thereabouts. If you would like more details about what is involved, or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

If you think that you can help please let Martin Overy, the Editor know as soon as possible – email address:

4 Jan
3:07 pm

Devon Birds Record Committee Vacancy

After serving as a member of the Committee for six years, Pete Aley will be standing down at the end of 2022. Pete has been an active member of the Committee, and his consistent approach to assessing records has proved invaluable. The Society would like to thank him for his contribution over the past six years and wish him well in the future.
This means that there is a vacancy on Committee, no formal applications to fill these vacancies have been received. If any members wish to nominate themselves or other Devon Birds members please get in touch with the County Recorder. The Committee would particularly like to hear from female and younger members.
In addition, the role of associate member of the Committee, giving less experienced Devon Birds members an opportunity to get involved in, and learn about, the work of DBRC, hopefully encouraging wider participation and leading to a more diverse team.

For more information and/or an application form please contact: Kevin Rylands, County Recorder, email: