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 2020

Fri
11

Dates with Nature - Spurn MigFest, 11th to 13th September - CANCELLED

Location: Spurn Bird Observatory, Kilnsea Road, Kilnsea, HULL, HU12 0UB.
Postcode: HU12 0UB (Google map)

This fantastic event at Spurn is on all weekend, offering the chance to listen to speakers or watch ringing
events and of course lots of birdwatching.

Booking is essential and deposits need to be paid by end of March.

For more information, contact Chris Tynan.



Time: TBC

Price: TBC

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

Mon
21

Indoor meeting featuring a talk by Mike Roberts - The Bittern Diaries - CANCELLED

Location: Mossley Hill Parish Church (St. Mathew and St. James), near to the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DB.


Postcode: L18 8DB (Google map)

A presentation by Mike Roberts - details to follow.

Doors open 7 pm, meetings commence at 7.30 pm, and last about 2 hours with an interval. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities.

Admission charge of £3 applies, which includes a raffle ticket.

Toilet facilities on site.

Disabled parking bays available in car park at the hall. Please DO NOT park on the grass.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

October 2020

Sat
17

Dates with nature - Hale Park & Coastal Path - CANCELLED

Location: Meet Hale Park
Town Lane/High Street
Postcode: L24 4AX (Google map)

We will be searching through Hale park for migrants and finches, before heading down to the estuary coastal path.

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/

Time: 9 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

Mon
19

Indoor meeting featuring a talk by Louise Bentley - An Update on Lancashire Wildlife Trust - CANCELLED

Location: Mossley Hill Parish Church (St. Mathew and St. James), near to the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DB.
Postcode: L18 8DB (Google map)

Louise will be updating us on the work of Lancashire Wildlife Trust.

Doors open 7pm, meetings commence at 7. 30pm, and last about 2 hours with an interval. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities.

Admission charge of £3 applies, which includes a raffle ticket.

Toilet facilities on site.

Disabled parking bays available in car park at the hall. Please DO NOT park on the grass.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

November 2020

Sun
1

Dates with Nature - Crosby and Hightown - CANCELLED

Location: 32 Hall Rd W, Liverpool, L23 8SY.
Postcode: L23 8SY (Google map)

Today we will be walking to Hightown, looking for waders, ducks and geese. This stretch of coast is fabulous for nature but also for its prehistoric forest!

Meet 10.00 Crosby Coastguard Office.

Walk leader: Chris Tynan.

Car sharing possible. If interested, please contact walk leader. If car sharing, there will be a contribution made towards petrol costs.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

Mon
16

Indoor meeting featuring a talk by Stephen Culley - Himalayan Gold - CANCELLED

Location: Our indoor meetings are held in Mossley Hill Parish Church (St. Mathew and St. James), near to the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DB.

Postcode: L18 8DB (Google map)

Stephen was the Anglesey bird recorder for 16 years. He is well travelled around North Wales, the UK and abroad. This time Stephen takes us to the Himalayas - Arunachal, Pradesh and Assam. Hugely entertaining and not to be missed.

Doors open 7pm, meetings commence at 7. 30pm, and last about 2 hours with an interval. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities.

Admission charge of £3 applies, which includes a raffle ticket.

Toilet facilities on site.

Disabled Parking bays available in car park at the hall. Please DO NOT park on the grass.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christynan@aol.com

Wed
18

Dates with Nature - Otterspool Park and Promenade - CANCELLED

Location: Otterspool Park and Promenade, Liverpool, L17 5AN.
Postcode: L17 5AN (Google map)

Join John Clegg for a gentle walk around the park and on to the promenade.

Meet 11.00am at the junction of Jericho Lane and Aigburth Road at the entrance to the park.

https://liverpool.gov.uk/leisure-parks-and-events/parks-and-greenspaces/otterspool-park/

Walk leader: John Clegg

Time: 11 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

December 2020

Sat
5

Dates with Nature - RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands - CANCELLED

Location: RSPB Dee Estuary Nature Reserve, Burton Mere Wetlands, Puddington Lane, Burton, Neston CH64 5SF.
Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

This reserve is another year older and improving all the time. With its new boardwalks and hides it offers full access for all. Soon to be the premier nature reserve in the North West.

Meet in the car park at 10.00am and then if you fancy a Christmas meal we will heading into Parkgate in the afternoon, table booked for 2pm. (***You will need to book onto the Christmas meal list - contact leader in advance.)

Before Inner Marsh Farm Reserve was created, the inner Dee marshes off Denhall Lane were already well-known birding hot spots. The grazed saltmarsh attracted huge flocks of wintering lapwing and lesser numbers of Golden Plover. In flood during the autumn tides, good numbers of migrant waders could be seen, especially Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshank, Ruff and large numbers of wildfowl, Bewick's Swan, Wigeon and Teal being the main species. In 1986 the RSPB purchased arable fields at Inner Marsh Farm, and a complex of freshwater pools and flood areas were developed. In 1988 Burton Point Farm was purchased and The reserve opened in June 1992. In 2008 Burton Mere fisheries was purchased, this led to the creation of the reserve today, and a name change.

The reserve today is home to egrets and is visited by raptors such as harriers and Shorteared owls. Reed bed planting hopes to attract Bitterns and Bearded Tits.

Take your National RSPB Membership card with you. For non-members, admission charges apply.

Toilet facilities, and hot and cold drinks/snacks are available in the visitor centre.

Dress appropriately, as parts of the site are exposed.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/dee-estuary-burton-mere-wetlands/

Walk leader: Chris Tynan.

Car sharing possible. If interested, please contact walk leader. If car sharing, there will be a contribution made towards petrol costs.

Don't forget your Christmas hats & jumpers!!

Time: 10 am

Price: Entry charge to the reserve for non-RSPB members is currently £5 for adults and £3 for students.

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com

Mon
7

Indoor meeting featuring a talk by Gary Prescott - The Biking Birder! - CANCELLED

Location: Mossley Hill Parish Church (St. Mathew and St. James), near to the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill Road, Liverpool, L18 8DB.
Postcode: L18 8DB (Google map)

Gary is 'green birding' around his local area (Romsley in Worcestershire) this year, as well as aiming to visit his 50 favourite RSPB sites and all 10 Wildlife & Wetland Trust centres, by train and bicycle.

Doors open 7pm, meetings commence at 7. 30pm, and last about 2 hours with an interval. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities.

Admission charge of £3 applies, which includes a raffle ticket.

Toilet facilities on site.

Disabled parking bays available in car park at the hall. Please DO NOT park on the grass.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 07831 352870

E-mail: christtynan@aol.com