Events

The RSPB Liverpool Local Group welcomes both members and non-members to all our events.

Eight indoor meetings are held during the year with a four month break during the summer months. The Indoor Meeting feature an illustrated talk on a topic of interest to those enthusiastic about wildlife issues. The talks are entertaining and informative with high quality photography.
Held on the third Monday of the month, in Mossley Hill Parish Church, (St. Mathew and St. James) at the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill road. Meetings commence at 7.30pm and last about 2 hours with an interval for refreshments. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities. Admission charge of £3 applies, this includes a raffle ticket for the evening's prize draw.

We lead approximately 18 outdoor trips to bird sites each year. Most sites have free admission but some are dependent on membership and non-members may have to pay. Events are very seldom cancelled. If the weather is particularly poor it may be necessary for members to phone the leader in advance to check details - a phone number is given for every outdoor event. (A Cancellation email/website posting will be made whenever possible)
Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB or a local group to join us at our events. Birdwatching experience is not necessary, as our members are always very willing ready to share their expertise with beginners. Spare Binoculars/access to telescopes usually available.
If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.
Stout footwear, warm waterproof clothes and packed lunches are recommended for field trips.
We hope that members will do their best to reduce car use by car-sharing as much as possible. Please phone at least a week before the trip if you wish to car share.

Our indoor meetings and fieldtrips are listed on our events page.
See our trip reports page and our 'Blogspot' for Anecdotes, narratives and serious stuff http://liverpoolrspb.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/big-day-watch.html

September 2021

Sat
25

DATES WITH NATURE - FIELD TRIP WITH YOUR LEADER - HALE VISMIG MORNING

Location: Meet 7.00am by the shops in Hale village off Town Lane.

Postcode: L24 4AX (Google map)

We will be searching for migrants and finches, before heading down to the estuary coastal path.
This early morning walk might help you sort out the pips and seeps that fly over us. We will walk up Church Road towards the Lighthouse to watch birds migrating through the gardens of Hale before crossing the river Mersey on their way south.

Easy walking; however, paths in woodland and along coast can be tricky. Benches sporadic at Hale. No facilities except for the pub. Dress appropriately, as it can be chilly along the coast.

https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/Liverpool/places/353268/

*** Booking essential as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines

If you have displayed Coronavirus symptoms in the 24 hours before the walk, please do not attend and follow the government self-isolation advice at Coronavirus (COVID-19)guidance and support : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

All people attending the walk must book in advance, we will take note of contact details to be used for Test & Trace purposes which will be kept for 21 days and deleted after this time.

If you find you are unable to attend the walk after your booking is accepted, please let us know as someone else may wish to take your place.

Time: 7am

Price: Free to group members. A donation for non members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

October 2021

Sat
9

DATES WITH NATURE - FIELD TRIP WITH YOUR LEADER - HOYLAKE

Location: Kings Parade, Hoylake, Wirral
Postcode: CH47 3AL (Google map)

There is nothing better than to watch waders moving around the beach as the tide rises.

The shore at Hoylake at the end of King's Gap road is a high tide roost for waders . Hundreds, if not thousands of Oystercatchers, Knot, Dunlin, Bar Tailed Godwit and Redshank should be seen, peak numbers occur in mid-winter. On the inland side of Hoylake are a group of marshy fields called the Langfields. This area, often flooded in winter, is always worth checking out for wildfowl and waders.
With a rising tide, we should see the birds at close quarters as they roost and feed.
Beginner's welcome, it's a great opportunity to brush up on your wader ID with your knowledgeable guide. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them


Toilet : Meols Parade, entrance is between the two bowling greens near the Junction with Hoyle Road

*** Booking essential as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines

If you have displayed Coronavirus symptoms in the 24 hours before the walk, please do not attend and follow the government self-isolation advice at Coronavirus (COVID-19)guidance and support : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

All people attending the walk must book in advance, we will take note of contact details to be used for Test & Trace purposes which will be kept for 21 days and deleted after this time.

If you find you are unable to attend the walk after your booking is accepted, please let us know as someone else may wish to take your place.

Time: 9.30AM

Price: Free to group members. A donation for non members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

Mon
18

INDOOR MEETINGS WITH YOUR LEADER - THE RIVER ESTUARIES OF THE LIVERPOOL BAY

Location: Mossley Hill Parish Church, Mossley Hill Parish Church Hall, Rose Lane, LIVERPOOL, L18 8DB

Postcode: L18 8DB (Google map)

The Liverpool Bay is a fantastic area for birds and wildlife. One of the reasons it is so special is due to the 4 river estuaries that create the huge intertidal zones from Point of Ayr to Blackpool. The tidal forces make for excellent feeding areas for birds migrating to breeding areas and then back to their winter homes.

Doors Open at 7pm for the speaker to start talking at 7.30pm


Booking not essential, however we will take note of contact details to be used for Test & Trace purposes which will be kept for 21 days and deleted after this time.

No Refreshments - Talk will be for 60 minutes + no break in the middle.

Audience - social distancing seating available, masks personal choice.

Time: 7pm

Price: £3 includes raffle

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

November 2021

Sun
14

DATES WITH NATURE - FIELD TRIP WITH YOUR LEADER -MARBURY COUNTRY PARK

Location: Meet 9.30am at the Pay & Display car park: up to 3 hours £1, all day £2.
Marbury Country Park,
Comberbach, Northwich,
Cheshire
Postcode: CW9 6AT (Google map)

Many of the features of the Country Park, including the lime avenues and the arboretum, are a legacy of the days when Marbury was a grand estate. Stroll through splendid woodlands looking for woodpeckers and enjoy views across Budworth Mere and the waterbirds.
There are toilet facilities near the Rangers' Office.

https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/Liverpool/places/343156/

*** Booking essential as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines

If you have displayed Coronavirus symptoms in the 24 hours before the walk, please do not attend and follow the government self-isolation advice at Coronavirus (COVID-19)guidance and support : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

All people attending the walk must book in advance, we will take note of contact details to be used for Test & Trace purposes which will be kept for 21 days and deleted after this time.

If you find you are unable to attend the walk after your booking is accepted, please let us know as someone else may wish to take your place.

Leader - Chris Tynan

Time: 9.30AM

Price: Free to group members. A donation for non members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

December 2021

Sun
5

DATES WITH NATURE - FIELD TRIP WITH YOUR LEADER -MARSHSIDE

Location: Meet Meet 9.30am at the reserve car park

RSPB Marshside, Marine Dr, Southport

Postcode: PR9 9PJ (Google map)

Marshside is one of the best places for birdwatching on the internationally important Ribble Estuary, which holds more birds than any other estuary in the UK. Up to 40.000 birds in winter.

The reserve has some of the best lowland wet grassland in the north-west of England, including the habitats of swamp, saltmarsh and scrub. It is an important refuge in winter for Pink-footed geese, Wigeons, Black-tailed Godwits and Golden Plovers and in spring provides nesting places for Lapwings, Redshanks, Shovelers and Skylarks.Egrets are now regularly seen on the reserve including cattle and gt white.

Facilities are by the Sandgrounder's Hide
There is a charge for the charge for the car park. Free to RSPB members. Non-members: £1.50 per vehicle (up to 2 hours) / £3 per vehicle over 2 hours. Blue badge holders: FREE (please display your blue badge in your windscreen).

https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/Liverpool/places/341210/

*** Booking essential as we need to follow Covid-19 guidelines

If you have displayed Coronavirus symptoms in the 24 hours before the walk, please do not attend and follow the government self-isolation advice at Coronavirus (COVID-19)guidance and support : https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

All people attending the walk must book in advance, we will take note of contact details to be used for Test & Trace purposes which will be kept for 21 days and deleted after this time.

If you find you are unable to attend the walk after your booking is accepted, please let us know as someone else may wish to take your place.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free to group members. A donation for non members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com