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September 2021

Geology Field Trip to Shropshire

September 20 @ 11:30 am - September 23 @ 1:00 pm
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October 2021

Birdwatching Group visit to Pennington Flash

October 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pennington Flash, Leigh Leigh, Greater Manchester WN7 3PA + Google Map

Pennington Flashes is a local nature reserve just outside Leigh. The lake and surrounding marshland are home to a diverse group of mammals, birds and insects, including five red-listed birds and the protected water vole. Its importance for birds is recognised nationally, with over 230 species recorded on site, including black-faced bunting, nightingale, cattle egret, whiskered tern and Leach’s petrel.

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November 2021

Birdwatching Group visit to Sizergh Castle – Hawfinch Watch

November 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Sizergh Castle LA8 8DZ + Google Map

An early start for a Ranger-led search for one of our most charismatic but elusive birds: the Hawfinch. Sizergh Castle is home to a small group of these birds but Hawfinch populations tend to relocate every few years and they've been at Sizergh for quite a while now. This could be our last chance of catching a glimpse of these charismatic, huge-billed finches in our area. Sizergh Castle is a National Trust property so parking fees are payable for non-Trust…

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December 2021

Birdwatching Group – Indoor Meeting: James Bray (RSPB) on ‘The Birds of Uganda’

December 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Langcliffe Institute, Langcliffe Institute
Langcliffe, North Yorkshire BD24 9NF
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James is an accomplished birder and an engaging speaker with an extensive knowledge of African birds. In this talk he'll introduce us to the varied and colourful birds of Uganda.

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January 2022

Birdwatching Group visit to Morecambe Bay and Arnside Knott

January 4, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Morecambe Bay/Arnside Knott, Silverdale Cumbria + Google Map

In winter Morecambe Bay is home to a wide variety of wading birds, ducks and geese. Many of the birds have flown thousands of miles from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to spend the autumn and winter months here. Others use the site to refuel on their migration north or south. Away from the coast Arnside Knott provides a change of habitat and birdlife. Seabirds give way to woodland species and of course they are much easier to see…

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February 2022

Birdwatching Group – Indoor Meeting: ‘The Mysteries of Bird Migration’

February 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Langcliffe Institute, Langcliffe Institute
Langcliffe, North Yorkshire BD24 9NF
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Bird ringing has unveiled many of the mysteries of bird migration, particularly routes and destinations. However, there is still much that we don't know. In this session we'll look at what has been learned over the last few years and explore some of the stranger aspects of bird migration.

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March 2022

Birdwatching Group visit to Little Town

March 7, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Little Town, Keswick Cumbria + Google Map

This trip takes us off to Little Town near Keswick in search of our smallest woodpecker: the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. These tiny woodpeckers are hard to see and are becoming increasingly rare but this site is one of the few remaining in our region where we have a chance of seeing them.

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April 2022

Birdwatching Group visit to the St Ives estate in Bingley

April 4, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
St Ives, Harden
Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 1AT
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St Ives is a large estate with a range of different habitats from grassland and woodland to open water. The number of bird species on the estate is equally wide-ranging and include summer specialists such as Pied Flycatcher and Wood Warbler.

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May 2022

Birdwatching Group visit to Roeburndale Woods

May 3, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Roeburndale Woods LA2 8QR + Google Map

The Roeburndale Valley holds one of the largest and most important areas of ancient semi-natural woodland in Lancashire and supports a diversity of breeding birds including Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Green Woodpecker.

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June 2022

Birdwatching Group visit to the Forest of Bowland

June 6, 2022 @ 8:15 am - 11:30 am
Forest of Bowland BB7 3ES + Google Map

This trip takes us to Bowland for an expert-led Ring Ouzel Safari. These delightful upland birds are becoming increasingly uncommon but Bowland remains a stronghold for them.

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