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.

November 2020

Thu
5

Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting) - Ashley Grove: The Spanish Pyrenees

Location: Online meeting via Zoom

An illustrated talk by Ashley Grove, a wildlife photographer who gives lectures around the UK and leads photographic and birding tours to places including The Gambia, the Shetland Islands, the Isles of Scilly, Trinidad and Tobago and the Spanish Pyrenees. Birds of prey and hummingbirds are his speciality.

Although the physical meeting can no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ashley has kindly agreed to deliver his talk online. For details, please get in touch using the Contact Us section of this website.

Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

Price: £3 donation per person

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
11

Midweek Walk - Beauchief (CANCELLED)

Location: Beauchief

SORRY BUT THIS WALK IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Time: N/A

Price: N/A

Sun
15

Field Trip - Tophill Low (CANCELLED)

Location: Tophill Low

SORRY BUT THIS TRIP IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Time: N/A

Price: N/A

Booking essential

December 2020

Thu
3

Indoor Meeting - Social Evening (CANCELLED)

Location: Central United Reformed Church, Sheffield.

SORRY BUT THIS MEETING IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Time: N/A

Price: N/A

Wed
9

Midweek Walk - Rother Valley Country Park (CANCELLED)

Location: Rother Valley Country Park

SORRY BUT THIS WALK IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Time: N/A

Price: N/A

January 2021

Thu
7

Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting) - Paul Hobson: City Birds

Location: Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting)

Paul Hobson will give a talk on City Birds - this replaces the original schedule for Ian Newton who is unavailable.

Although the physical meeting can no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Paul has kindly agreed to deliver his talk online. For further details, please get in touch using the Contact Us section of this website.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3 donation per person

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

February 2021

Thu
4

Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting) - Keith Clarkson: Birding Islands - The Caribbean

Location: Online event.

After a career with the RSPB, including 10 years as Reserve Manager at Bempton Cliffs, well-known local birder Keith Clarkson has recently been awarded an MBE for his services to conservation. He has now retired to indulge his passion for travel and to follow "The Owls". Tonight we travel west with him to enjoy the Caribbean's exotic birds.

Although the physical meeting can no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Keith has kindly agreed to deliver his talk online. For further details, please get in touch using the Contact Us section of this website.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Price: £3 donation per person

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
7

Field Trip - Far Ings

Location: All coach trips depart PROMPTLY at 8:00am from outside Hallam University Students Union building on Paternoster Row. Parking (for which there is currently a charge of £2 on Sundays) can be found immediately behind this. 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.
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

Coach trip to revisit this Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust reserve in former clay pits on the south bank of the Humber adjacent to the Humber Bridge. On previous visits there has been a good variety of waterfowl, hedgerow birds and even the elusive bittern.

IMPORTANT: All 2021 trips and and their dates have been booked provisionally and may be subject to change depending on RSPB and government advice.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £13 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

March 2021

Thu
4

Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting) - Conor Jameson; Looking for the Goshawk

Location: Location - Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting)

Conor Jameson has worked in conservation for 20 years. He has written articles for BBC Wildlife, Birdwatch, Birdwatching and Nature's Home magazines, as well as being a scriptwriter for the BBC Natural History Unit. From his book 'Looking for the Goshawk', Conor will recount his quest to see the goshawk and to trace the history of this almost mythical bird.

Although the physical meeting can no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Conor has kindly agreed to deliver his talk online. For further details, please get in touch using the Contact Us section of this website.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Price: £3 donation per person

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
7

Field Trip - RSPB Burton Mere

Location: All coach trips depart PROMPTLY at 8:00am from outside Hallam University Students Union building on Paternoster Row. Parking (for which there is currently a charge of £2 on Sundays) can be found immediately behind this. 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.
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

A coach trip to RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.

The gateway to the Dee Estuary reserve, Burton Mere Wetlands straddles the border between England and Wales with a mosaic of freshwater wetland habitats, mixed farmland and woodland which is carpeted with bluebells in spring. The reserve comes alive with the sounds and sights of many breeding birds, including nesting egrets, lapwings and herons. Avocets nest on islands across the main scrape whilst the same areas become home to vast flocks of wildfowl and wading birds in winter. The highlight amongst the many warblers is undoubtedly the grasshopper warbler with its distinctive 'reeling' song. Regular non-breeding visitors include black-tailed godwits and spotted redshanks, which call in on their way north.

IMPORTANT: All 2021 trips and and their dates have been booked provisionally and may be subject to change depending on RSPB and government advice.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £13 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

April 2021

Thu
1

Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting) - Jack Perks; Wildlife Film Making

Location: Online Talk (replacing Indoor Meeting).

Jack has appeared on TV many times as an underwater photographer/film maker on programmes including Countryfile, Springwatch and The One Show. He is also earning a reputation as an excellent naturalist, wildlife photographer and speaker. Tonight he takes us behind the camera looking at television film making and providing us with an opportunity to meet some of the personalities and enjoy footage from some of his shoots.

Although the physical meeting can no longer take place due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jack has kindly agreed to deliver his talk online. For further details, please get in touch using the Contact Us section of this website.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Price: £3 donation per person

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
11

Field Trip - Filey

Location: All coach trips depart PROMPTLY at 8:00am from outside Hallam University Students Union building on Paternoster Row. Parking (for which there is currently a charge of £2 on Sundays) can be found immediately behind this. 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.
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

One of our most popular coach trips, calling first at Filey Dams for wildfowl, migrants, woodland and garden birds before moving on to the Country Park for cliff nesting and shoreline birds and sea watching off Filey Brigg.

IMPORTANT: All 2021 trips and and their dates have been booked provisionally and may be subject to change depending on RSPB and government advice.

Any member who booked onto the Filey trip cancelled in 2020 will automatically have their booking transferred to the 2021 visit. Refunds will be available on request for anyone no longer able to make the trip.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £13 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com