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.

December 2018

Mon
10

Humboldt - By Jeff Clarke

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport

Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

This talk explores the Humboldt Current and its amazing diversity of birds and marine mammals as well as the natural influences it has on the coastal landscapes of Chile and Peru. Our journey begins in sub-Antarctic Punta Arenas before travelling thousands of miles North to the arid desert of the Atacama. Along the way we will encounter iconic tubenoses and mighty whales that gather to feast on one the planet's most productive cold currents.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

January 2019

Sun
6

Car Trip to RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands reserve

Location: Meet: 10.00 a.m. in reserve car park
Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

A great chance to get your new year birding off to a good start by coming on this trip. At this time of year there will be a lot of wildfowl on the reserve and a good chance of birds of prey. Green Woodpecker is on the reserve as well as Kingfisher, which may put in appearances if we are lucky. Water Rails are inconspicuous by habit but may be seen with luck too.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: -

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 485 4024 07880 701321

E-mail: phugo@sky.com

Mon
14

Alarms and Excursions with Wildlife in Frozen Britain - By Michael Roberts

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport


Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

A look at some of Michael's experiences of photographing birds and wildlife during the two harsh winters of 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 covering Ptarmigan and Snow Bunting in Cairngorm, mountain hares in the Peak District, Jack Snipe at Frodsham, Waxwings in the north west, otters on the Levels and Bitterns at Moore.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

February 2019

Mon
11

The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail - By Dennis Atherton

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport

Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

In this talk we are going to follow "The Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail", dropping in at all the local hotspots looking for up to 30 species of American warblers during peak migration on their way North across the Gulf of Mexico back to their breeding grounds in America and Canada. We will also check out the stunning coastal shore birds, exotic raptors and then make a trip to the Rio Grande for Mexican specialties. Everything in Texas is bigger, including the amazing variety of warblers. Texas in April is American bird migration at its very best.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Sun
24

Coach Trip to WWT Slimbridge

Location: Depart: 7.30 am: Mercian Way, Edgeley, Stockport, SK3 9DF
(pickup at bus stop by Worral Street)

Return: Approx. 7.15 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.

We have been to this reserve twice in recent years and we have had excellent days on both occasions. Highlights from these trips are too many to mention but include a showy Cetti's Warbler drinking from a pool by a hide, flocks of White-fronted Geese, Barn Owl, a very photogenic Water Rail feeding under a bird feeder at point blank range and last but not least superb views of Common Cranes. Who knows what we might see this time around?

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £20

Booking essential

Telephone: 0161 485 4024 07880 701321

E-mail: phugo@sky.com

March 2019

Mon
11

The Bowland Project - By James Bray

Location: Stockport Masonic Guildhall
169 Wellington Road South
Stockport

Postcode: SK1 3UA (Google map)

James Bray is the RSPB's Bowland Project Officer; his role is to help monitor and protect Bowland's birds of prey. James will be talking to us all about the the "Bowland Project" in preparation for our car trip on 27 April 2019.

Time: 7.30 pm

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