Events

Indoor meetings are held monthly from September until May, usually on the 3rd Friday of the month in the United Church Hall in Duke Street, Southport. There is a car-park adjacent to the hall and ample street parking nearby. Field trips are normally led by Martin from whom further details can be obtained.

December 2017

Fri
15

UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

(Southern tip of South America)
Brian Anderson from Chester
plus our customary free tea and coffee with a mince pie

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

Sun
17

FIELD TRIP - MERESANDS WOOD

Location: Meet in th car park off the B5246. Parking charge £2

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free to members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 757317

January 2018

Fri
19

THE GREAT TEXAS BIRDING TRAIL

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

The birds of Texas in the USA with a new speaker for the group, Dennis Atherton of Bolton

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

Sun
21

FIELD TRIP - HIGHTOWN AND ALT ESTUARY

Location: Meet in St George's Road, by Hightown Railway station

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

February 2018

Fri
16

SHETLAND TO SCILLY

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

A photographic journey of birdlife the length of the UK ,with another speaker new to our Group, Ashley Grove from Warwickshire

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

Sun
18

FIELD TRIP - FAIRHAVEN LAKE AND ST ANNES BEACH

Location: Meet by Lake entrance, roadside parking

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 11 am

Price: Free to Group members

Telephone: 01695 575317

March 2018

Sun
11

FIELD TRIP - MOORE NATURE RESERVE

Location: Meet at Lapwing Lane car park, (OS ref SJ577854). Leave M56 at Jcn 11; at lights in Higher Walton follow Moore signs.

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

Fri
16

GORILLAS, CHIMPS, LIONS AND BIRDS IN UGANDA

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport

Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

Birds and wildlife of Uganda presented by Barrie Cooper from Hampshire

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

April 2018

Sun
15

FIELD TRIP - LANGDEN CASTLE - BEYOND DUNSOP BRIDGE

Location: Meet under the trees by United Utilities track at OS ref SD634512

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

Fri
20

WALK ON THE WILDSIDE

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport

Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

Wildlife photography of the UK and Europe with Ron McCoombe of Roxburghshire

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

May 2018

Sun
13

FIELD TRIP - BARBON BROOK AND LEIGHTON MOSS RSPB

Location: Park and meet by the bridge, 1 mile beyond the church (OS ref SD631825)

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

Fri
18

THE LONG SPRING

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

The progress of Spring through Europe from the Mediterranean to the Arctic brought to us by Laurence Rose from Huddersfield.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

June 2018

Sun
24

FIELD TRIP - BURTON MERE RSPB

Location: Meet in the main car park at Burton Mere reserve, off the A540. (OS ref SJ319739)
Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

July 2018

Sun
15

FIELD TRIP - GRONANT AND POINT OF AYR

Location: Meet in car park (turn right into Shore Road off A548 (OS ref SJ091837)

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:30 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

August 2018

Sun
19

FIELD TRIP - MARTIN MERE WWT

Location: Meet in the car park

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

September 2018

Sun
16

FIELD TRIP - RUFFORD CANAL AND MERE SANDS WOOD

Location: Meet in Rufford Railway Station car park

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

Fri
21

WILDLIFE SPECTACLES OF BRITAIN

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

Stephen Lovell travels to us from Lincolnshire to start our autumn season by featuring birds and mammals of Britain

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

October 2018

Fri
19

RIGHT PLACE RIGHT TIME

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

Bird and wildlife photography in the expert hands of Brian Rafferty from Preston

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

Sun
28

FIELD TRIP - NEW BRIGHTON AND WIRRAL COAST

Location: Meeting place and time to be confirmed nearer the date

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 00:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

November 2018

Fri
16

LIFE ON VENUS

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

The birds, insects and wildlife found at the Venus Pool Reserve in Shropshire with Jim Almond

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com

Sun
18

FIELD TRIP - ALTCAR WITHENS CIRCUIT

Location: Park in the old hare coursing pull off from B5195 (OS ref SD332060)

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

December 2018

Sun
9

FIELD TRIP - MARSHSIDE

Location: Meet in the main car park off the A565 and Coastal Road

Our monthly field trip, led by Martin. Have an enjoyable day with the thrill of the unknown. Please wear suitable clothing for the time of year and the weather and bring a packed lunch. Journeys are made by private car and car sharing is encouraged to lessen the carbon impact. If you require transport please have a word with Martin before the event and he will attempt to arrange a lift for you.
For further information and bookings please telephone Martin.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free to Group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01695 575317

Fri
14

POLAR PROTECTION

Location: Lord Street West United Church hall
Duke Street
Southport
Postcode: PR8 2BH (Google map)

Brian Anderson from Chester returns to present Polar wildlife and landscape and their threats

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £2.50 for group members; £3.50 for non-group members

E-mail: southportrspb@btinternet.com