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Become a member of the Oriental Bird Club

Annual subscription rates

Individual membership: £15
Family membership: £20
Libraries/Academic institutions: £25
Business Supporting membership: £45
Supporting membership: £25

Business Supporting members pay a £45 annual subscription to cover the subscription of three honorary members. Supporting members pay £25 to support one honorary member.

Please use the same forms for renewals as for new subscriptions.

You can subscribe online. We accept payments by Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa/Electron, or Solo/Maestro.

Please post cheques or postal orders to the Club’s UK address with a completed copy of this subscription form.

Please note cheque or postal order payments in currency other than £ pounds that are sent to the Club’s UK address will incur a £6 supplement for conversion charges.

United States
Ordinary membership is US$25. Please post check or money order with a completed copy of this subscription form to:

Dr Robert S Kennedy
18 Riverview Rd,
NH 03824,

India and Thailand
If you are resident in India or Thailand and wish to make payment in Indian Rupees or Thai Baht, please contact the membership secretary for further information.

Please send general membership questions by email to


Oriental Bird Club, UK registered charity 297242, now has over 2000 members in over 50 countries.

Each year members receive:

  • Forktail, Oriental Bird Club’s journal, containing papers on distribution, conservation, ecology and biology of the region’s birds
  • two BirdingASIA OBC Bulletins containing news, recent reports, reviews and feature articles.

publicationsMeetings are arranged for members with illustrated presentations on different aspects of oriental birds and conservation.

The Club sells a range of OBC clothing and trip reports along with back issues of Club publications. Proceeds from these sales are used to support the Club’s aims including conservation work. Membership is open to all.