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.

March 2020

Sun
1

Coach Trip to RSPB Leighton Moss Reserve

Location: Depart: 8.30 a.m. from Mercian Way, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 9DF. (Pick-up at bus stop near Worrall Street)
Return: Approx. 5.30 p.m.

Booking essential - a copy of the booking form for each trip can be printed off from the RSPB Local Group website: http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/stockport
or follow the link from the RSPB website.

Please complete the Booking Form and send it, together with full payment, to the address given on the form. Alternatively, completed booking forms can be handed in at indoor meetings with full payment.


Postcode: SK3 9DF (Google map)

If the weather has been cold, we stand a chance of seeing Water Rail or Bittern in the reed-beds and this is an excellent reserve to see Marsh Tit. Green Woodpeckers are in the area too. If you are very lucky you may see otters which do use the reserve on a regular basis. There is a good restaurant upstairs in the Visitor Centre, and an excellent shop.

Time: 8:30 am

Price: £20

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 285 1231 07785 247361

E-mail: ronnie_m@btinternet.com

Mon
9

A Walk in the Woods, by Kevin Briggs

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport


Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

Studies of blue and great tit, nuthatch, pied flycatcher and tawny owl in different woodland habitats in North West Lancashire. Dr Kevin Briggs has been studying bird life in the North West for more than 40 years.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Members: £1.00, Non-Members: £4.00

April 2020

Mon
6

The Gambia - The smiling coast of Africa By Holly Page

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport

Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

The West African country of The Gambia is a well-known bird watching destination but has a fascinating culture. The time I spent there was mainly around the coastal areas, not too far from the capital, Banjul but I also spent four nights up-river at Tendaba. In this talk I will take you through not just the birds but also reptiles, butterflies, other insects and scenery. I'll also give you an idea of the culture and how the local people live.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: Members: £1.00, Non-Members: £4.00

Sun
26

Car Trip to RSPB Dee Estuary

Location: Burton Mere Wetlands, Puddington Lane, Burton, Neston, Wirrall CH64 5SF

Meet: 10 a.m. in the Visitor Centre

If you plan to join one of our car field trips, it is essential to book your place on it by contacting Veronica Moore in advance.

Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

There will be bird song filling the air as resident birds and newly arrived migrants including Sedge and Reed Warblers, claim their breeding territory. Marsh Harriers may be displaying above the reed-beds and Cattle Egrets, Spoonbills and Great Egrets have bred on the reserve recently. On some pools, flocks of Black-tailed Godwits stop off on their migration route and the first Avocets return to nest. Other interesting waders may also be seen including Common Sandpiper or possibly Spotted Redshank in their wonderful black breeding plumage.
There is a coffee machine for a hot drink and good toilet facilities.


Time: 10 a.m.

Price: -

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 285 1231 07785 247361

E-mail: ronnie_m@btinternet.com

May 2020

Mon
11

AGM followed by a talk By Eliot Monteith: The Neotropics

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport
Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

The AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk about a trip to the Atlantic Rainforest of Brazil with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in January 2019. The talk looks at what exactly is the Atlantic Rainforest, its birdlife and how it came to be, how the community of the small town called Paraty are conserving the rich and endemic birdlife along with the frontier of birding in a neotropical environment.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members: £1.00, Non-Members: £4.00