About the Society

We are the county bird society for Essex and we promote for the benefit of the public, conservation, education, knowledge and protection in relation to wild birds within Essex and much of N.E. London. 


Today the society has over 500 members from professional ornithologists, enthusiastic amateurs to those with just a passing interest in birdwatching. Whatever your level of experience you will find the activities and events organised by the society offer something for everyone.


EBwS records the bird life in the Watsonian vice counties of North Essex and South Essex. These approximate to the modern county of Essex plus Greater London east of the river Lea.

What We Do

We hold monthly evening Indoor Meetings, in Chelmsford with guest Speakers covering a wide range of very interesting subjects, on the first Friday of the month between September and April.

We operate friendly Outdoor Field Trip Meetings (by luxury fully air conditioned coach and by private car) to venues in the County, East Anglia, South-East England and beyond, from September through to June.

Each year the society undertakes to collect and collate records of sightings, ringing reports and results of surveys which contribute towards the publication of the award winning annual Essex Bird Report.



Essex Bird Report 2015

How To Join

We welcome new members, so if you have an interest in Essex birdlife and would like to join, details can be found on the 'Membership' page. Membership costs just £16 for a year (£4 for junior members).

If you are a UK tax payer, the society can claim additional funds as Gift Aid at NO cost to yourself on completion of the Gift Aid Form.



Become a Member

Membership costs just £16 for a year (£4 for junior members). To join please download and complete the membership by clicking the link below and sending it to our membership secretary as detailed on the form. 

Become a Member 

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Contact EBwS

General enquiries can be made to: info.ebws@gmail.com

Contact EBwS