About us

Welcome to Cleveland Local Group, which has been in existence since 1974. We have a diverse membership, ranging from beginners to those with extensive knowledge and experience of bird watching and conservation. We are an informal, lively and friendly group, always pleased to welcome new members.

We aim to foster and support an interest in birds, natural history, the environment and conservation. To this end, we organize a varied and interesting annual programme of events for both members and visitors alike.

Each month, from September to April, we hold an indoor meeting with a guest speaker. Refreshments are available to all, allowing members and visitors to meet in a relaxed and friendly social setting.

From September through to July, we hold monthly Sunday morning field trips to sites in our local area, including visits to our local RSPB reserve at Saltholme. Twice each year we run coach trips to RSPB reserves further afield.

Through our indoor meetings, our local group website and our regular newsletter, members are kept informed about the work of our local group and the RSPB. Members are regularly invited to play an active part in supporting the RSPB, through occasional fund-raising efforts and volunteering opportunities.

Our local group subscription fee is just 4.00 per household and brings the benefit of reduced admission charges to indoor meetings, free newsletter and early notification of our annual programme of events.

Members or not, all are welcome at any of our events and further details can be found elsewhere on this website.

Meeting times and costs

Our indoor meetings are held on the second Monday of each month between September and April. Indoor meetings start at 7.30 p.m. with refreshments available. Charges are 2.50 members, 3.50 non-members from September 2018.

Meeting place

Middlesbrough Rugby Club, Green Lane, Acklam, MIDDLESBROUGH, TS5 7SL

Committee Posts

Professor Peter Chadwick: Treasurer
Margaret Kirby: Secretary

Other people who help organise group activities

Mrs Vana Chadwick
Mrs Joan Hornby
Mr Steve Hunter
Mrs Jenny Wright