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. The annual membership subscription is £20 per address and includes a copy of the latest Dorset Bird Report and regular newsletters.

Payments can be made by cheque, standing order or online banking and also by PayPal using the links on this page. An application form and a standing order form can be downloaded from the links below and should be posted to the Membership Secretary. 


Youth Membership

The Club is pleased to offer free membership for anyone aged 24 years or under. Youth Members receive their copies of the Dorset Bird Report & newsletters in pdf format.

In addition, Youth Members aged 16-24 are offered free membership of our partner organsisations.

Partner Organisations:

  • Christchurch Harbour Ornithological Group 

An application form for Youth Membership can be downloaded using the link below.  Please note that a parent/guardian's consent is required for anyone under the age of 18.

Please contact the Membership Secretary if you would like 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)

Membership Application Form (Youth Membership, under 25s)

Standing Order Mandate

Gift Aid Form


Become a member

Membership per address
Subscription Top-up


Subscription Top-up

If you have renewed your subscription in 2024 at last years rates, please top-up in the payment box above.

Old category single membership - £5

Joint membership - £2


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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