Events

We hold monthly indoor meetings between September and April and also run a series of FREE local guided walks - usually on the weekend following our meetings. These walks usually last between two and three hours at a very leisurely 'birdwatching pace'. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call 01274 582078 or e-mail abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

September 2021

Sat
25

FREE guided walk with RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group on Baildon Moor

Location: Meet at the car park opposite the entrance to Dobrudden Caravan Park.
Latitude/longitude: 53.86945,-1.78445 (Google map)

The group will be undertaking a guided walk over Baildon Moor.

As with all our events, it is open to everyone - members and non-members. This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

October 2021

Fri
8

RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group AGM

Location: The Kirkgate Centre, 39a Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

The Group AGM will precede the talk.

Time: 7:00pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Fri
8

Birdsong - an illustrated talk by Linda Jenkinson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Ever wondered why birds sing, how they make complex sounds or how birds can sing for long
periods without appearing to take a breath? In this talk you learn about the biology of bird
song and have the chance to learn some common bird songs.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

Sat
16

Field trip to Saltholme RSPB Reserve

Location: Pick up from, and return to, Shipley Town Centre.

Our autumn trip will be to Saltholme RSPB Reserve. We will be taking a coach to the site on Saturday 16 October, leaving Shipley at 8am, returning 6pm. We anticipate that the cost of the coach will be £20 per person, depending upon numbers.
Call 01274 582078 to book.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £20 per person. Accompanied children: £10

Booking essential

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

November 2021

Fri
12

Derbyshire/Peak District Birds and Wildlife - an illustrated talk by Paul Hobson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

The oldest UK National Park, the Peak is a wildlife Mecca for the bird watcher as well as the
general naturalist. Combining dramatic scenery with a northern avian feel we will travel across
heather moors with ring ouzel and merlin before explore stunning limestone dales and
tumbling rivers. Throughout the talk Paul will also bring you up to date with a number of exciting,
ongoing wildlife conservation projects.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £3 for members and non members (children free)

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

December 2021

Fri
10

RSPB Airedale & Bradford present Two Local Speakers - Margot Rowan andd Steve Warrilow

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH

Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

Margot Rowan - A visit to Knepp Wildland
Steve Warrilow - It's not all about Trees

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

January 2022

Fri
14

Bempton Cliffs and Filey Bay: Bird Nirvana - illustrated talk by Mark Pearson

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

From Filey Brigg to Bempton Cliffs, one of Yorkshire's most iconic an breathtaking panoramas just so happens to be the best bay for birds on the English east coast. Home not only to a glittering cast of breeding sea birds (Gannets and Puffins included) but also a mouth-watering roll-call of passage and wintering goodies including skuas, divers, shearwaters, seaducks and more.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (children free) for members and non members

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

February 2022

Fri
11

The Women who Saved The Birds - an llustrated talk by Tessa Boase

Location: At Home!

Tessa is the author of 'Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved The Birds'.
This summer marks a century since the Importation of Plumage (Prohibition) Act was passed
in 1921, which prevented bird species being wiped out for the plumage trade. Approximately
61 bird species, including great crested grebes and little egrets, were threatened with
extinction because of this lucrative trade and may have been lost if not for our founding ladies
(Emily Williamson, Eliza Philips, Catherine Hall, Hannah Poland, Winnifred Duchess of
Portland and Etta Lemon).
This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group. If you would like to 'attend' the meeting, please e-mail abrspb(at)blueyonder.co.uk and we will send you a link.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Free - please make a donation to cover the costs of this talk

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

March 2022

Fri
11

A Swift Recovery? - An illustrated talk by Louise Bentley

Location: The Kirkgate Centre
39a Kirkgate
Shipley
BD18 3EH
Postcode: BD18 3EH (Google map)

A talk on the wonders of Swifts, Swallows and Martins, their amazing migration. How they are slowly revealing their secrets to us and how we can all help reverse their decline.

Time: 7:30pm

Price: Adults £3; Children Free

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk

April 2022

Fri
8

Red Kites and Peregrines - An illustrated talk by Keith Betton

Location: In your home!

Keith Betton has studied Red Kites and Peregrines for over 10 years. Both of these species are returning to many parts of the country as the population increase. He will talk about their recovery and explain why they are doing well.
This event is run by RSPB Airedale & Bradford Local Group. If you would like to 'attend' the meeting, please e-mail abrspb(at)blueyonder.co.uk and we will send you a link.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Donations

Telephone: 01274 582078

E-mail: abrspb@blueyonder.co.uk