Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

April 2019

Sat
27

Coach Outing - Leighton Moss

Location: Coach departs from Infirmary Street, City Square, Leeds.

The coach will also pick up 20 minutes before the Infirmary Street departure time, at the main Roundhay Park car park on Princes Avenue, opposite Lidgett Park Road and near Tropical World.

This famous RSPB reserve in Lancashire is a network of wetlands and reedbed habitat, home to some amazing wildlife. It's a popular venue with the group and well-known for the excellence of the cake in its on-site team room! At this time of year we may hear booming bitterns, see passing black terns and catch up with newly-arrived warblers.

Time: Coach departs at 8.30am sharp from Infirmary Street (8.10am from Roundhay Park)

Price: £18.00

Booking essential

Telephone: 07722 120540

May 2019

Sat
18

Free local wildlife walk - Rodley

Location: The Reserve is located off Rodley Town Street approx 5 miles west of Leeds City Centre and is accessed by crossing the swing bridge over the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and then following the access road to cross the bridge over the River Aire. We will meet in the first car park.

Join us for a visit to this super nature reserve on the edge of Leeds. Our visit should see the resident birds and summer visitors getting down to establishing their territories and starting to breed. We'll cover the whole of the reserve over two or three hours, taking in birds, wild flowers and insects. There are paths but stout footwear is advisable. All welcome!

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbleeds@googlemail.com

Sat
25

Coach Outing - Rutland Water

Location: Coach departs from Infirmary Street, City Square, Leeds.

The coach will also pick up 20 minutes before the Infirmary Street departure time, at the main Roundhay Park car park on Princes Avenue, opposite Lidgett Park Road and near Tropical World.

We are making a spring visit to Rutland Water this year, and hoping we may encounter local breeding ospreys fishing in the reserve's lagoons. But regardless there is always plenty to see, either on the large bodies of water or from the surrounding walks. By this time of year there should be plenty of activity, with adult birds feeding young and fledglings learning to fend for themselves.

The reserve has toilets and light refreshments, but you'll need to bring your own lunch. Paths are even but there may be muddy areas.

Time: Coach departs at 8.30am sharp from Infirmary Street (8.10am from Roundhay Park)

Price: £23.00

Booking essential

Telephone: 07722 120540

June 2019

Sat
15

Coach Outing - Grasmere

Location: Coach departs from Infirmary Street, City Square, Leeds.

The coach will also pick up 20 minutes before the Infirmary Street departure time, at the main Roundhay Park car park on Princes Avenue, opposite Lidgett Park Road and near Tropical World.

A beautiful setting for our final coach trip of the 2018/19 season allows for long or short walks through the woods and along the lakeside. For the more energetic, the paths along the edge of the fell offer more of a challenge, and there are plenty of tea rooms and ice cream shops for the more leisurely minded, as well as a convenient pub about half way through the longer walk.

There's a chance of birds such as marsh tit, tree pipit, pied flycatcher and wood warbler. The Lake District weather may be unpredictable so come prepared for both sun and rain, and bring insect-repellent.

Time: Coach departs at 8.30am sharp from Infirmary Street (8.10am from Roundhay Park)

Price: £19.00

Booking essential

Telephone: 07722 120540