Cranes at sunrise © Pete Morris / Birdquest

The Oriental Bird Club is for birders and ornithologists around the world who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation


Over 300 Oriental bird species are considered by BirdLife International as threatened by forest destruction, wetland drainage, hunting and trade. Conservation of these species is often hampered by a lack of knowledge. Oriental Bird Club supports conservation work in the Oriental region by encouraging studies of birds and their habitats.

Through the generous support of members and corporate sponsors, the OBC conservation fund has supported hundreds of projects throughout Asia, primarily run by local people. More than £250,000 has been invested in conservation in the region since 1984. More information, including how to apply for a grant, can be found here.



Find out about our organisation, our methods, and our decades of conservation action.


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Ambassadors for Asia’s birds

Ambassadors for Asia’s birds

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