The Rare Bird Club are a group of exceptional individuals who make a significant contribution of £5,000 or more to join, and then £1,000 or more every year. These generous gifts are pledged to enable BirdLife to protect birds where it is most urgent, by contributing to general funds.
These donations reflect the importance these individuals place on the protection of birds and the environment, and give the opportunity to be involved in helping to make vital conservation happen. The club provides members with a like-minded social group, and connects them to BirdLife through special events, webinars, exciting trips and communications.
“I am not a hardcore birder, but love to understand the behaviour of birds, their environments and the problems they face. Through Birdlife I learn straight from the scientists, and can travel with experts on fun trips to wonderful wildlife destinations.”
Mary Matthews, Rare Bird Club member since 2016
Rare Bird Club Trips
In the Wake of the Vikings: Travel alongside Margaret Atwood to this ecologically fragile and important region. Spot plentiful and diverse species from gyrflacons to thick-billed murres, or perhaps even the very rare ivory gull.
“I joined the Rare Bird Club because, as Julia reminded me: ‘wildlife conservation has given you a great life, now it’s pay-back time’. It’s a good feeling to know our money helps BirdLife’s vital core funds.”
Richard Porter, Rare Bird Club member since 2008
“As never before, this is a time to support nature and I have found Birdlife´s Rare Bird Club an extraordinary venue to contribute. Since joining it has been a deeply fulfilling and insightful experience along like-minded individuals.”
Andrés de la Morena, Rare Bird Club member since 2020
Join the Rare Bird Club
Please complete this form or email Sarah Proud directly if you would like to join the Rare Bird Club or find out more about it.
+44 (0)1223 747524
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