Banded Demoiselle

Recording and Publishing Data on our Wildlife



Membership of the Society is only £10 per annum and that includes the Bird Report published that year. Subscriptions are due on 2nd Jan. If you wish to join the society, send an e-mail to: Dave Bickerton, the Honorary Secretary.

Please send you records (Birds, Dragonflies) to Steve White at

Butterflies and Day-flying Moths

Due March 2019

Lancashire Bird Report 2017

Expected publication date mid-September 2018

LBR 2017

Pugs of NW England

A much lauded publication that's been in high demand. £8 to members.

Pugs Book

Lancashire Bird Report 2016

Published October 2017 in full colour once again.


The Vertebrates of Lancashire

Published in October 2017, this 142 page booklet details the distribution of The Freshwater Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles and Mammals of Lancashire and North Merseyside. Aonther full-colour publication widely lauded already. This limited edition was free to existing members of L&CFS and posted with the 2016 Bird Report. Cover Price £12 available from NHBS. Members can get a copy for £8.


Micro-moth Field Tips by Ben Smart

Published in June 2017 and a 2nd Edition published in March 2018 due to high demand. This joint publication with Butterfly Conservation Lancashire outlines the early signs of Micro-moth larvae and feeding signs. A great help to identification in the run up to the forthcoming micro moth atlas. The booklet has proved extremely popular especially at the cover price of only £16. L&CFS members get a 25% discount on the cover price. Otherwise available from NHBS.

2015 Report was published in October 2016

2014 Lancashire Bird Report out now

2014 Lancs Bird Report Cover

Once again published in full colour. Members will have reeived this by post. Copies are available from the secretary or at the infocus shop at Martin Mere.Copies are also available at Leighton Moss, Mere Sands Wood and Brockholes.

Dragonfly Atlas now available

Just published in full colour, the Dragonflies of Lancashire and North Merseyside provides a comprehensive of all 24 species seen there. The distribution and breeding status of each species are mapped and details of flight periods illustrated, with particular emphasis on changes brought about by climate change.

Members will have received this excellent publication as part of their membership. Copies are available to non-members at £10 incl P&P from the Secretary. Email to get details of how to make an internet banking payment or alternatively send a cheque for £10 to Dave Bickerton, 64 Petre Crescent, Rishton, Lancs, BB1 4RB with your name and address enclosed.

Bird report for 2013 in full colour

2014 AGM Saturday March 1st, 10 am at
The Hopvine, Burscough.

From left to right: Tony Cooper, Bob Pyefinch, Frank Walsh, Dave Bickerton, Harry Shorrock, Maurice Jones, Rob Yates, Charlie Liggett, Jenny Walton, Pete Marsh, Jimmy Chubb, Steve White, Stephen Dunstan, Peter Hornby, Alex Whitlock, Alan Creaser, Bob Harris

A little bit about what we do

The society was formed in 1914 and has been a registered charity since 1971. Its aims are to record and publish data on all the faunal groups that occur in the region.

In the early years, there was a pronounced bias towards insects, spiders, butterflies, moths, beetles and other invertebrates. Over the years, the emphasis has switched towards the avifauna of the region as this was the most popular aspect of natural history observation. During the past quarter of a century, the society concentrated on the Birds of Lancashire, with the Cheshire Ornithological Society reporting on Cheshire birds.

We also publish occasional general reports on other faunal groups and general papers specialist interest. We have endeavoured to re-introduce some regular articles on other faunal groups which have a broad interest base within the birders of the region.

In November 2001, the society published "The Atlas of Breeding Birds of Lancashire and North Merseyside". Widely lauded, It was compiled and written by Lancashire birders following four years of survey work (1997 - 2000). It is the only atlas to have ever been published the year after the survey work has been completed and it provided a complete and up-to-date breeding distribution of all Lancashire's birds at that time. In 2008, "The Birds of Lancshire" was published, bringing up to date the status of Lancashire's bird populations in a very accessible format.

Past copies of the societies reports, the Lancashire Bird Atlas and the avifauna of Lancashire are available from the Secretary and you will find a full listing on the site.

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  Lancashire and Cheshire Fauna Society
Registered Charity No 500685