Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December. Anyone joining after October will receive membership for the remainder of the current year and for the following year, i.e. up to 14 months membership.
Membership of the group will be acknowledged by the issue via email of an electronic Membership Certificate. The certificate also acts as a receipt if a payment has been made.

2017 subscription rates

  • Individual adult membership: £14.00
  • Joint adult membership:        £16.00
  • 21 and under:                       free

SBSG membership has grown over the last few years, but we'd like it to grow more, particularly by giving younger people the chance to share our passion for birds and birding.  So to encourage this we now offer free membership for those 21 or under. It is envisaged that most applicants will be 16+, though younger enthusiasts will be welcomed provided they are accompanied to indoor events and field trips by a parent or guardian.

Joining up

Those 21 and under can sign up for their free membership by using this form. Alternatively a web based application form for U21s can be completed here.
Adults should instead use this form here. Alternatively a web based application form can be completed here (please follow user instructions on the form). In case of any difficulty please email the Membership Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for a membership application form.

We look forward to welcoming you to the SBSG.

Renewing your subscription

To renew your subscription, please consider first using our interbank transfer facility. This is the simplest way of doing it both for you and for the  group. If you wish to subscribe by cheque, make the cheque out to "Sheffield Bird Study Group". You can now renew quickly by completing our on-line application form found here (follow the instructions provided on the form). Alternatively print off a form here' or email Martin Hodgson for a copy.  Email the form back to Martin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you use interbank transfer, otherwise post it to him with your cheque at 142, Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7ET

It is no longer necessary to enclose a s.a.e. since membership subscription will be acknowledged by the sending of a Membership Certificate by email. The certificate carries the same type of information as the old-style card.
Members who do not have email will receive a hard copy from Martin, but no s.a.e. is needed.
Free membership is offered without the need to renew, until the year of their 22nd birthday.