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


An illustrated talk entitled '2 hours from Tranmere' by Colin Bradshaw

Location: Bromborough Civic Centre, Allport Lane, Bromborough, Wirral
Postcode: CH62 7HR (Google map)

Colin is a former Chairman of the British Rarities Committee and so he knows a thing or two about birds. He has travelled all around the world in pursuit of his hobby of birdwatching and bird photography. However, tonights talk is much closer to home. He's going to tell us all about birding in Spain - a mere two hours flight time from here. With cheap flights, bird watching in Spain is now readily accessible to UK birders and with the fact that birds that are rare in the UK being commoner in Spain, its a great place to brush up on your bird identification. Let Colin transport you to Spain and hopefully 'whet' your appetite for a trip there !

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Free to Wirral Local Group members; £3 for non-Wirral Local Group members

Telephone: 07769673018



Trip to Fairburn Ings

Location: RSPB Fairburn Ings Visitor Centre, Newton Ln, Castleford, WF10 2BH. Meet at Tudor Rose Public House on the A540 near the Two Mills junction at post code CH66 9PD
Postcode: CH66 9PD (Google map)

We've not been to Fairburn Ings for many years now so a trip there is long overdue. This RSPB reserve positioned close to the busy M1 motorway east of Leeds is a haven for all sorts of birds but its specialities are the large Whooper Swan roost; the wintering flocks of Smew and Goosander together with large flocks of waders feeding of the shallow pools. Short eared Owl and Peregrine hunt the area frequently, with the latter spreading panic amongst the waders and small duck - such as teal and wigeon. Occasionally Long eared Owl roost here but they can be absent for many years. There are excellent facilities here with trails, hides, toilets and that ever important 'snack bar' !

Time: 7.30 am

Price: Free to RSPB members.

Telephone: 07769673018