Wirral Bird Club - Programme 2017/2018
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Field Meetings

Indoor Meetings

chairman Colin introducing the meeting
Chair, Joyce, introducing an Indoor Meeting


Sunday 30 July 2017
A leisurely stroll on the lower slopes of the Clwydian range.

Thursday 21 September 2017
Hilbre Over High Water
Returning waders and late departures. High water is at 12.30.

Sunday 8 October 2017

Celebrating 40yrs of Wirral Bird Club. Birdwatching on the Dee with light lunch at Sheldrakes restaurant.

Tuesday 31 October 2017
Wigan Flashes

Flashes of open water, canal, reed-beds, wet woodland and rough grassland. Various wildfowl.

Sunday 26 November 2017
Coastal grazing marsh and lagoons. Geese, wildfowl, waders and raptors. RSPB site.

Sunday 17 December 2017
Eastham Country Park
A few hours in the morning locally with a variety of interests.



Sunday 28 January 2018
Whitegate Way
A disused railway line used by salt traffic that closed in 1966. Birds of the field and hedgerow, along with waterfowl on the flashes.

Sunday 4 March 2018
Sea birds from the Little Orme. A visit to Conway RSPB possible.

Saturday 24 March 2018
The meres and canal of this very attractive area make for good birding in early spring.

Sunday 15 April 2018
Old Moor (by coach)
A wildlife oasis in the heart of Yorkshire's industrial landscape. RSPB reserve.
Telephone 0151 632 4451 to reserve your seat.

Sunday 29 April 2018
World's End

High on the moors and in the sheltered valleys above Llangollen. Migrants, grouse and raptors in beautiful surroundings.

Wednesday 16 May 2018
Panoramic views and nature at its best in the Welsh marches near Oswestry.

Saturday 16 June 2018
Elan Valley (by coach)
Welsh oak-wood birds and raptors over the slopes and cliffs above this reservoir set in the heart of Mid-Wales.
Telephone 0151 632 4451 to reserve your seat.

Tuesday 3 July 2018
Birds of the forest and the River Dee near Corwen.

Saturday 28 July 2018
Whixhall Moss
The third largest raised bog in Britain. More than just birds to look out for in this very different environment.


Thursday 27 July 2017
"Islands of Ice, Fire and Wind"
Birding life of Iceland and Shetland.
Jeremy Bradshaw

Thursday 28 September 2017 - The HILDA TRUESDALE Memorial Talk
"It's a Funny Way to Make a Living"
Mike explains the basics of his art.

Michael Leach

Thursday 26 October 2017
Land of Quetzels and Mayans
Barrie Cooper

Thursday 23 November 2017
"A Shot at Wildlife"
2013 - A year of amazing photos.

Pauline and Ian Mellor



Thursday 25 January 2018
"Roadrunner Country"
Southern US states in Spring.
Keith Offord

Thursday 22 February 2018
"Discovering Doñana"
The birds of the most important wetlands in SW Spain.
Paul Kenyon

Hugh leading a Field Meeting

Leasowe Lighthouse, North Wirral Coastal Park
Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston Visitor Centre
Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton

Thursday 22 March 2018
"Barn Owls"
A conservation story.
Steve Harris

Thursday 26 April 2018
"Leasowe - A Birder's Year"
Birds seen on our doorstep.
Jeremy Bradshaw

Thursday 24 May 2018
"AGM & Wirral Bird Club Members - A Bird's Eye View"
Club members share their birding experiences through their own photographs.
Wirral Bird Club Members

Thursday 28 June 2018
"Collared Doves, Cuckoos and Fairy Tales"
A varied collection of stories and photos
Richard Ashford

Thursday 26 July 2018
"The Natural Beauty of Costa Rica"

The most amazing biodiversity in a beautiful country.
Hugh Stewart

Hilbre Island