Co-ordinator Juliet Hancox
When: Monthly, usually on a Thursday. Where: Various nature reserves. Cost: Entrance to nature reserve.
Are you interested in birdwatching? This group is for anyone interested in learning more about bird identification while exploring our local nature reserves. We aim to visit local RSPB and Wildlife Trust sites as well private reserves accessible by permit only.
You will be able to enjoy identifying and observing birds in the company of a small group; and hopefully by sharing our knowledge we will all improve our birdwatching skills!
Members will need to travel to bird reserves under their own steam, and some of the walking may require stout footwear. Because of limited parking facilities and the availability of hides at the reserves, the group will be limited to 810 people for some visits.
We aim to meet at a venue once a month, often on a Thursday morning, and expect to spend 2 to 4 hours birdwatching (depending on the size of the reserve). Trips further afield will be arranged if people are willing to travel.
Here's where we've been in 2022:
Thursday 24 February Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve
Thursday 24 March RSPB Middleton Lakes
Thursday 21 April WMBC Ladywalk Reserve
Monday 2 May Dawn Chorus in Lavender Hall Park (a 5am start)
Thursday 5 May Marsh Lane (Private) Nature Reserve
Wednesday 8 June Upton Warren (near Bromsgrove)
Wednesday 6 July Attenborough reserve (near Nottingham, day trip) Cancelled
15 September Brandon Marsh
20 October Attenborough
17 November Babbs Mill
8 December Broomey Croft
Date Venue 19/1/23 Sandwell 16/2/23 Temple Balsall 22/3/23 Marsh Lane 20/4/23 Belvide 24/5/23 Middleton Lakes 22/6/23 Attenborough 28/9/23 Brandon Marsh 19/10/23 Ladywalk 22/11/23 Marsh Lane 13/12/23 Broomey Croft
July and August no birdwatching visits planned.
Birdwatching group outings will recommence in September.
If you think you would be interested in being a part of this group please contact Juliet Hancox email: email@example.com or telephone 07484 848108, with your name and contact details.