Lancaster & District Bird Watching Society has a membership of about 200 people who have an interest in the birdlife of the area around Morecambe Bay comprising north Lancashire, south-east Cumbria and a small area of North Yorkshire in the north-west of England. The recording area includes a wide variety of habitats along the coast of the bay and inland from the low lying farmland around Cockerham to the south, the high fells of Bowland to the east and the Arnside/Silverdale AONB and Lake District southern fringe to the north. The area includes RSPB reserves at Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay as well as several Local Nature Reserves and other areas of particular wildlife interest.
The society organises monthly meetings throughout the autumn, winter and spring seasons held at venues in the area. Quarterly newsletters are distributed to members. These include details of the meeting programme and a programme of outdoor activities organised in conjunction with the RSPB Local Group and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. Surveys and census work are also organised by LDBWS as well as participation in initiatives promoted by national bodies particularly the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). An Annual Report “The Birds of Lancaster & District” covering details of observations and activities from the previous calendar year is provided free for members in the autumn of each year.