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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.
Herring Gull, 14/2/24, Steve Murnan

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Herring Gull, 14/2/24, Steve Murnan

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

Keep an eye out for ringed Spoonbills

Over the autumn and winter we’ve received reports of several colour-ringed Spoonbills, giving a great insight into where these strange birds originate. Green V463 This bird was ringed as…

Gerrans Bay Planning Application

Cornwall Birds regularly monitor planning applications in the Duchy for potential impacts on birds and their conservation. Recently our attention has been drawn to an application to the MMO…

The Cornwall Willow Tit Task Force – Training Day

Willow Tits, since 1970, have seen a population decline of 94% in Britain and have earned the unenviable title of Britain’s fastest declining resident bird. A collaborative project led…