Memberships for Bird Lovers

 

 

6 Bird Memberships you could treat your loved one to

National Nest Box Week falls in February (it starts on the 14th February in 2017) and it's a great chance to raise awareness of memberships you could give anyone who loves our feathered friends!    Here are 5 possible memberships...
Give a gift membership to the World Bird Club

World Bird Club

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnershp, with 120 BirdLife partners worldwide.   It believe that local people are key to sustainability and takes a local-to-global approach, delivering high impact and long term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.  From just £30 a year, your friend will receive a Magazine four times a year, with articles written by leading experts in birds and biodiversity, stunning photos by leading wildlife photographers, and insights into conservation projects.   Members play a crucial role in  supporting BirdLife International's conservation work worldwide, thus creating a better and safer environment for birds and people.   Click here to find out more and become a member

 Give a gift membership to the RSPB

RSPB Gift Membership

The RSPB is a non-profit organisation which promotes and works for the protection of birds and wildlife through public awareness, petitions and the running of nature reserves within the UK.  Members receive unlimited entry to more than 170 UK nature reserves, Nature's Home magazine every quarter, a welcome pack to help them make the most of their membership and a free RSPB bird box.  There are adult and child memberships available.  RSPB Wildlife Explorers is for the under 19s and the benefits are tailored to the age of the individual member.  Click here to fly away to the RSPB Online Shop to find out more

 Give a gift membership to the British Trust for Ornithology British Trust for Ornithology

The BTO is an independent charitable research institute.  It uses evidence of change in wildlife populations, particularly birds, to inform the public, opinion-formers and environmental policy- and decision-makers.   Gift memberships include a full welcome pack, with a year's subscription to the members' magazine, BTO News.  Members also receive 15% discount on BTO training courses to improve your identification, fieldcraft and survey skills and enrich your birdwatching, a monthly e-newsletter with latest news, features and offers and a free gift - at the time of writing, you could choose either of the  BTO guides to Common or Rare British Birds.  Click here to find out more

Give a gift membership to the WWT Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
The WWT is a conservation charity that saves wetlands, which are essential for life itself. And many birds need wetlands for their habitat. Where land meets water, there’s an enormous amount of wildlife, and animals literally queue to get in. The geographic position of the UK makes us globally important for migratory birds, and the WWT has 9 Wetland Centres across the country, which are well positioned to see lots of action.  Members of the WWT get unlimited free entry, Waterlife Magazine four times a year, a WWT welcome guide and they can beat the queues when they visit!   Click here to fly away to the WWT
Give a gift membership to Scotland's Bird Club

Scotland’s Bird Club

The club promites the study, enjoyment and conservation of wild birds and their habitats across Scotland. There are 15 local branches across the country and a growing membership of over 3000, bringing together like minded people who have a passion for birds, nature and conservation. Members receive a welcome pack, talks and outings across Scotland, chance to connect with leading ornithologists, borrow books from Scotland’s ornithological library, opportunities to improve your birding ID skills, the club’s quarterly journal, discounts on SOC publications and events, and affliation to a local SOC branch.   Click here to fly away for more info

 Give a membership to the World Owl Trust

World Owl Trust

This charity works on owl conservation at a national and international level, with members around the world.  Its programmes protect populations of endangered owls, until their habitats have been restored.  Examples of success to date have been the European Eagle Owl and the British Barn Owl.  Members play a vital contribution to global owl conservation and they are kept up to date with regular newsletters.  These include owl news from around the world and information about the Trust's conservation work.  Fly away for more information