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Read how birdwatching can help with mental health

Posted yesterday at 2:48 pm in Events by Tony Utting

Gold Crest is a solo theatre show, about a woman who discovers birdwatching.

Performances will be live-streamed one 25th and 27th January, so nobody will have to travel to see it.

A Trailer for the play can be seen here:


If anybody does want to book for the live events

25th January

27th January

If anybody has any questions about the show please contact Tony Utting via the council page of the website and we will put you in touch with Claire

Taw & Torridge Fieldtrip on Tuesday 18th January

Posted January 17th at 9:31 am in Events by Mike Daniels

Please be advised that parts of the route for the Taw & Torridge field trip tomorrow, around Home Farm Marsh, are extremely wet and muddy. It is advised to wear wellies or other waterproof footwear.

Day trip to Lundy 2022

Posted December 15th, 2021 at 11:56 am in Events by Mike Daniels

The annual day trip to Lundy has been arranged for Sunday 22nd May 2022 departing from Ilfracombe. Full details of the trip and how to purchase tickets will be published in January via the website and by post.

Devon Birds Records Committee

Posted December 14th, 2021 at 3:54 pm in Volunteering Opportunties by Mike Daniels

After serving as a member of the Committee for six years, Tim Worfolk will be standing down at the end of 2021. Tim has been an active member of the Committee, and his consistently pragmatic 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. 

Having recently relocated from Lundy to Northern Ireland, Dean Jones has also now left the Committee, his short but very valuable contribution is also much appreciated.

This means that there are now two vacancies 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 it was agreed to set up the role of associate member of the Committee, giving less experienced 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:

Avian Flu - warning and guidance

Posted December 5th, 2021 at 11:18 am in Surveys by Tony Utting

Some of you may be aware that there have now been confirmed cases of Avian Flu in England, Wales and Scotland.

Guidance has been published by the RSPB regarding what to do if you see a dead bird and this is available via the link below.

Avian Flu Guidance

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