Events

Wigan RSPB Local Group welcomes new members and non-members at all events.

Each month from September to March there is an Indoor Meeting at which a nationally or regionally recognised speaker presents an illustrated talk on a topic of interest to those enthusiastic about wildlife issues. The talks are entertaining and informative and the quality of the photography stunning.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors with an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about outdoor activities.

About 30 outdoor trips to bird sites are organised each year. Travel is by car with petrol costs shared where lifts are given. Most sites have free admission but some are dependent on membership and non-members may have to pay. Events are very seldom cancelled but it is always necessary for new members or non-members to phone the leader in advance to check details and book-in - a phone number is given for every outdoor event.

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March 2020

Tue
10

Wigan RSPB Local Group Indoor Meeting - March 2020

Location: St Anne's Parish Hall, Church Lane, Shevington, Wigan - One mile from M6 (J27)
Postcode: WN6 8BD (Google map)

Illustrated talk by John Ball of Lancashire Wildlife Trust - "Wildflowers in Lancashire"
This talk is something different from usual but should be of interest before we break for the summer, there's more to the outdoors than birds. John has a lifelong interest in wildlife and wildflowers in particular.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Free to Group members others £2.00 per person, refunded against membership if you join the Group

Telephone: 01257 267906

Wed
11

Wednesday Full Day Birdwatching - March 2020

Location: Venue, not more than an hour's drive, will be decided a few days before the event in the light of the latest bird reports - Meet at St Marie's car park, School Lane Standish at 9,15 am. Non-members always most welcome at all our events. Details will be announced at the indoor meeting on the evening before the event.

An opportunity to visit bird sites with an experienced member of the Wigan Local Group who will help with finding and identifying the birds. No experience required. Use your own car or arrange a lift with leader and share petrol costs. Please phone Duncan Turner for more information. Non-members always most welcome at all our events.

Time: 9.15 am

Price: Free. There may be admission charges to reserves for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01257 400139

Sat
21

Saturday Full Day Bird Watching Visit - March 2020

Location: Saturday Outing: Burton Marsh, Leader: Doreen Marriott & Alan Banks. Meet Turner Street, Wigan

An opportunity to visit bird sites with an experienced member of the Wigan Local Group who will help with finding and identifying the birds. No experience required. Use your own car or arrange a lift with leader and share petrol costs. Please phone Doreen Marriott 01942 712766 for more information. Non-members always most welcome at all our events.

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Time: 8.30 am

Price: Free. There is an admission charges to reserves for non-members

Telephone: 01942 712766

Sat
28

Saturday Morning 2 - 3 hours Bird Watching Visit - March 2020

Location: Beacon Country Park, meet atthe Carr Lane car park, between Dalton and Upholland.

Guided walk at a local Bird Site. No experience of bird watching is required because some of our more experienced members will be there to help with identification for those who want it
We will not necessarily be searching for rare birds just enjoying the regular ones that are found at the venue. The walk will cover a short distance on reasonably level ground and should suit those who do not want to spend the whole day birdwatching. Children and Grandchildren will be most welcome so this is an opportunity for those members who look after one or more offspring to introduce them to wildlife (children must be accompanied by an responsible adult).

As with all Wigan Local Group events we ask you not to bring dogs because even the best behaved can disturb wildlife.

New members and non-members are always welcome at all Wigan RSPB events. Please make yourself known to the leader either by phone in advance or at the event. Leaders Duncan and Vikki Turner 01257 400139

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free but may be parking charges.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01257 400139