Membership of the Dorset Bird Club is open to anyone with an interest in birds and birdwatching in the county and runs for one calendar year from the date of joining. There are two adult categories: Joint (£18.00 p.a., for two adults at the same address) and Single (£15.00 p.a., for one adult).

Payments can be made by cheque or standing order. An application form and a standing order form can be downloaded from the links below and should be posted to the Membership Secretary. There is also the option of buying a membership via Paypal - see the link on this page. The joint/single memberships can be purchased on their own or with the option to buy a copy of the latest bird report (2019) at a reduced rate of £10.00 including postage (usually £16.00). 

The Club is pleased to offer free membership for anyone under-21 years old who is in full-time education (the bird report & newsletters will be supplied by pdf). An application form can be downloaded (see below - a parent/guardian's consent is required for anyone under 18 years old).

Please contact the Membership Secretary if you want any further details with regards to joining the Club.

Membership Secretary                

Richard Charman

24 Widworthy Drive
BH18 9BD                   


Standing Orders and Gift Aid

To enable us to manage our membership administration efficiently - to save time and reduce costs - we would encourage you to set up a standing order to pay your annual subscription. An initial payment will be due on joining the Club and thereafter your bank will automatically send a payment on the anniversary date of your joining. You can cancel your standing order (through your bank) at any time.

If you are a tax payer, please consider signing up to gift aid. This allows the Club to claim back the tax paid on your membership from the Inland Revenue. There is no cost to you and there is no set time commitment. If you are no longer a tax payer, or if you wish to for any other reason, you can cancel your gift aid at any time. 

Please download the relevant form(s) below and send to the Membership Secretary:

Membership Application Form (adult joint/single)

Membership Application Form (young person, under 21)

Standing Order Payment Form

Gift Aid Form


Become a member


Membership Benefits 

“Dorset Birds” newsletter 3 times a year

A copy of the annual “Dorset Bird Report”

A programme of outdoor field meetings

Occasional indoor meetings & bird conferences

Conservation Fund

Surplus funds from the membership subscriptions, and from other sources, are allocated to the Club’s Conservation Fund.

The Fund is used to support small projects within the county - applications to the Fund are welcomed from individuals (members and non-members), groups or organisations. 


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