Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory is supported by over 750 members, the life-blood of the Trust. We appreciate their membership and thank them for their continued support.

All our members receive a quarterly newsletter updating them on the work of the Trust, recent sightings and serious (or not so serious) short articles. Those who have their newsletter by email also receive a monthly update on sightings and important news. All members receive a free copy of our Annual Report.

Members can enjoy our regular events such as our ever-popular Thursday illustrated lectures, our Wednesday courses and the regular Sunday and Friday afternoon birding walks. In addition to this, members can participate in all of our other activities including our quiz evenings and organised birding trips and holidays. (See current and past trips here).

Members of the Observatory will receive a Toll pass and also benefit from reduced accommodation rates at the Field Centre. (Please note: passes give access to the Field Centre only).

Without our members the Trust would not function: they are involved in Bird Observatory work including ringing and censusing, conservation, organising events and maintaining the Field Centre. For more information on volunteering please use this link.

Our membership runs from January to December.

To join please click HERE and fill out our online form


Download and print a form by clicking HERE to fill in and send it to us by post

There are several membership categories:

Category Cost
Individual £30
Joint / Family £40
Senior / Unwaged £25
Joint Senior / Unwaged £35
Junior Free
Corporate £70

If you have any concerns regarding the management of SBBOT please read our Complaints Procedure by clicking HERE.