Events

All events including Walks, Field Trips by coach, Indoor meetings, are open to all. Field trips should be booked in advance; contact details are given in each listing. Please be aware that you should be suitably equipped for all field trips. Stout boots, a hat, gloves, warm and waterproof clothing are all advisable. Some reserves that we visit will have restricted Cafe facilities, so bringing a packed lunch and a warm/cold drink is also a good idea.

June 2019

Wed
5

Midweek Walk - Wyming Brook and Redmires

Location: Meeting point tbc

Please note that this is an all day walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
16

Field Trip - Flamborough Head and RSPB Bempton Cliffs

Location: Sheffield Hallam Students' Union, Paternoster Row, Sheffield
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

The Bempton Cliffs reserve, on the spectacular Yorkshire coast, is home to one of the UK's top wildlife spectacles. Around half a million seabirds gather here between March and October to raise a family on towering chalk cliffs which overlook the North Sea.
Breeding tree sparrows, whitethroats, corn buntings, skylarks, linnets, reed buntings, rock and meadow pipits can all be seen. A range of the more common butterflies may be seen on sunny days, along with day-flying moths such as cinnabars, burnet moths and occasionally hummingbird hawkmoths. Trailside flora is dominated by red campion.
Prior booking is essential and full payment is required when booking seats on the coach, either at any Indoor Meeting or by email for booking enquiries.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £12 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
16

Field Trip - June 2019 tbc

Location: Depart from Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Coach trip. Details to be confirmed

Time: 8.00 am

Price: tbc

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

September 2019

Thu
5

Indoor Meeting - Steve Lovell: Mediterranean Magic

Location: Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk/Norfolk Street, Sheffield - opposite the stage door of the Crucible Theatre.

Steve has travelled widely and has an enviable knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean region.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 for Group Members, £4 for Visitors

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
11

Midweek Walk - NT Longshaw

Location: Meeting point to be confirmed

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
22

Field Trip - RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Location: Depart from Hallam University, Paternoster Row, Sheffield at 8:00 am prompt.
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

Coach trip to Blacktoft Sands which has England's largest intertidal reedbed, which supports marsh harriers, bearded tits and bittern. Other habitats include shallow saline lagoons which provide a wildlife spectacle throughout the year, an area of grazing marsh provides a home for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring. Large numbers of golden plovers and lapwings roost in a small area of mudflat. Scrub areas near the hides attract a great variety of warblers and a colony of tree sparrows.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £12 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

October 2019

Thu
3

Indoor Meeting - Ian Newton: Masai Mara

Location: Central United Reformed Church, situated at the corner of Norfolk Street and Chapel Walk (opposite the Stage door of the Crucible Theatre), Sheffield.


Postcode: S1 2JB (Google map)

Kenya is rightly famous for the quality and variety found in its wildlife reserves. All the major African mammals and a huge range of birds are relatively easy to see on a guided tour. We follow on a tented safari as local guides find "The Big Five" and many of the iconic birds of the region.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2.50 for Group Members, £4 for Non-members and RSPB national members who are not Group members

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
9

Midweek Walk - Dronfield

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk around Dronfield area

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
20

Field Trip - LWT Gibraltar Point

Location: Depart Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Coach trip. Details to follow.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: tbc

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

November 2019

Wed
13

Midweek Walk - Gillfield and Totley

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
17

Field Trip - RSPB Fairburn Ings

Location: Depart from Paternoster Row, Sheffield
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

Coach trip to the RSPB's reserve near Castleford. There are three main trails taking you through a variety of habitats where tree sparrows can be seen in the woodland, and on the main lake there are good numbers of swans, ducks and geese etc. Green Woodpeckers have been heard and spotted on previous visits.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £12 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sat
23

Weekend Walk - Five Weirs Walk

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk along the Don Valley

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

December 2019

Wed
11

Midweek Walk - Shirebrook Valley

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com