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.

June 2019

Sun
30

Coach Trip - RSPB South Stack and RSPB Conwy

Location: Depart: 8 am from Mercian Way, Edgeley,
Stockport, SK3 9DF (pickup at bus stop by Worral Street)
Return: Approx. 6 pm

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)

Starting at South Stack, we will be hoping to see Puffins as well as lots of Guillemots and Razorbills on this trip. Choughs are another speciality of the area and we will be keeping a watchful eye open for these charismatic birds, although we may hear them before we see them. In the afternoon we move on to Conwy to look at some of the breeding birds of the reserve which should include a range of waders and hopefully some warblers. Excellent cafes are to be found on both of these reserves.

Time: 8 am

Price: £20.00

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 485 4024 07880 701321

E-mail: phugo@sky.com

September 2019

Mon
9

'Skydancers' - Keith Offord

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

Sixteen species of harrier are found throughout the world, and are spread as far apart as Australia and South America. They are arguably one on the most elegant groups of raptors and, typically, they sail low over open country on wings held in a shallow V shape as they search out their prey. They are also known for their spectacular display flights early in the breeding season. This talk explores this fascinating group of birds with particular emphasis on our own Hen Harrier which I have studied and monitored on the uplands of Wales since 1974.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Sun
29

Coach Trip - RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Location: Depart: 8.15 am from Mercian Way, Edgeley,
Stockport, SK3 9DF (pickup at bus stop by Worral Street)
Return: Approx. 6.15 pm.

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.

Please book early for this trip, as our first meeting of next season is less than 3 weeks before we go.
Postcode: SK3 9DF (Google map)

This reserve is a haven for wading birds at this time of year and if we are lucky, we may see many different species on their autumn migration. There is also an excellent chance of seeing Marsh Harrier and if we are lucky, Bearded Tits and Water Rail.

Time: 8.15 am

Price: £20.00

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 485 4024 07880 701321

E-mail: phugo@sky.com