Red-crowned Cranes © Pete Morris / Birdquest

Support bird conservation in Asia

Join the Oriental Bird Club

Each year members receive:

  • Forktail, Oriental Bird Club's journal, containing papers on distribution, conservation, ecology and biology of the region's birds

  • two issues of BirdingASIA containing news, recent reports, reviews and feature articles from around the Oriental region.

Membership is open to all
Prices are per annum, apart from the lifetime membership fee, and may be changed at the Club’s discretion. All memberships will commence with the 2020 publications and will include access to electronic PDF publications. Meetings are arranged for members with illustrated presentations on different aspects of Oriental birds and conservation.

Membership categories and annual subscription rates

Student and Asia-based Online from £12.00
A new category for bona fide students and Asia-based nationals who feel they cannot afford the standard rates.

Individual Online from £15.00
Members receive two BirdingASIAs and one Forktail as PDFs

Individual Print and Online from £20.00
The most popular category: members receive two BirdingASIAs and one Forktail as both printed copies and as PDFs

Family Online from £20.00
Family members receive two BirdingASIAs and one Forktail as PDFs

Family Print and Online from £25.00
Family members receive two BirdingASIAs and one Forktail as both printed copies and as PDFs

Supporting Print and Online from £30.00
Members who subscribe to this category can nominate a recipient in the Oriental region USING THIS FORM to receive that year’s publications. If left blank, Council will allocate the support to one of the approved honorary members.

Institution Print and Online from £40.00
Libraries and other institutions should subscribe in this category.

Lifetime Print and Online £600.00
A one-off fee for those who choose the lifetime subscription.


Supporters with UK bank accounts can choose to pay by Direct Debit. This helps considerably with administration of the Club. You only need to set this up once: we advise when your subscription is due, the amount and provided you are happy, you do nothing and the payment is taken. You can choose to cancel your Direct Debit at any time. Go Cardless Test

Choose your membership category below and follow the online instructions - thank you!

We accept payments by Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa/Electron, or Solo/Maestro.
Simply choose the appropriate category and number of years (up to three)

Credit Card Payment

If you are a UK tax payer, please consider enabling Gift Aid for any membership fees or donations - allowing the OBC to claim an extra 25% at no cost to yourself. Simply confirm you are eligible and fill in this simple form. THANK YOU!

Please post cheques in UK Sterling only to the Club's UK address with a completed copy of this membership form (please download, print, fill in and post to: Oriental Bird Club, P.O.Box 324, Bedford, MK42 0WG, United Kingdom).

United States
Ordinary membership is US$25. Please post check or money order with a completed copy of this US membership form to: Dr Robert S Kennedy 18 Riverview Rd, Durham, NH 03824, USA.

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

Please send general membership questions by email to

Please use the same forms for renewals as for new subscriptions - or preferably, renew online.


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.

We will also use your email address to send you information relevant to your membership, such as news of new publications and membership reminders. We will not pass on your contact details to third parties unless essential to fulfill membership obligations (for example sharing with a mailing house).