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Hello / Dydh Da

Welcome to Cornwall Birds (CBWPS), the bird club of Cornwall.

Whatever your level of interest in birds, the Society offers you opportunities to develop that interest and to get the most out of birdwatching in Cornwall.

Becoming a member helps us to continue our conservation and education work across the region.
Woodchat Shrike, Porthgwarra, 12/4/24. Reuben Veal

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Woodchat Shrike, Porthgwarra, 12/4/24. Reuben Veal

Our History

Learn about the beginnings of the Society, formed way back in 1931, making us the second oldest county bird club in the country.

Recent Sightings

Help plan your day’s birdwatching by viewing all of the latest sightings reported to our News Team.


Join one of our guided walks or other events to help develop your birdwatching skills.


Your information hub for articles, reports, photo galleries and more details on our reserves network.


Thanks to legacies and donations from our membership we have a fantastic selection of birding and natural history books.

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Joining Cornwall Birds helps us to continue our conservation and education work across the region.

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Our Reserves

Our small network of reserves provide a range of birdwatching opportunities, from hides overlooking wetland sites to open moorland, feeding stations and scrubland.

Our Latest news

Thrush Nightingale becomes Cornwall’s 450th species

The Thrush Nightingale; a long-awaited county first, which was ringed at Nanjizal on 3rd September 2023  has become the 450th accepted species for Cornwall after recently being accepted by…

Stithians Hide Closure

Unfortunately the Golden Lion Hide at Stithians Reservoir will be closed until further notice. This due to maintenance work to the boardwalk path being required as it is currently…

Davidstow Harvesting – A response from Forestry England

Over the past few weeks we have recieved some emails from concerned members reagrding the continuing harvesting operation at Davidstow Woods and the potential threat to early nesting rare…