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Friday 27th May
Evening at Leighton Moss
6:30 pm: Meet in the car park opposite the reserve centre
Leader: John Wilson

(Details and more trips)

Field Trips 2015/2016

General info

A programme of outdoor field events has been arranged in association with the RSPB local members' group and the Lancashire Wildlife Trust (including the Morecambe Bay Wealth of Wildlife project).

Stout footwear, warm clothing and packed lunches are recommended for the full-day field outings.

The events listed are Lancaster RSPB local member's group outings but LDBWS members and others are welcome.

Need a lift?

If any LDBWS members need transport to any of the outings organised by/with the RSPB group, please contact Eileen Harrison on 01524 412349. She will try to arrange a lift, provided she is given at least a week's notice. All are welcome, especially new or inexperienced bird-watchers.

Inclement weather & possible cancellations

If there is doubt as to whether an RSPB-organised event will be held due to weather conditions, please ring 01524 65211 on the previous evening prior to 9pm. The leader will have decided by then whether the forecasted conditions are suitable.


Friday 27th May
Evening at Leighton Moss
6:30 pm: Meet in the car park opposite the reserve centre
The first of our traditional outdoor meetings at this premier RSPB Reserve.
Leader: John Wilson


Thursday 2nd June
Torver Common
10:00 am: Meet on the A593 south-west of Torver village.
In previous years this has been favourite location for seeing and hearing the cuckoo and other birds that frequent this corner of Lakeland.
Grid Reference: SD278937
Leader: Selina Tutin


Saturday 2nd July
Foulshaw Moss
10:00 am: Meet in the car park.
This Cumbria Wildlife Trust reserve is one of the Witherslack raised mires with breeding birds such as tree pipit, barn owl and osprey plus specialised fauna and invertebrate life.
Grid Reference: SD458837
Leader: Andrew Cornall and Michael Gardner


Friday 26th August
Evening at Leighton Moss
6:30 pm: Meet in the Allen/Eric Morecambe car park.
A late summer's evening of birdwatching centred around the pools that look out over Morecambe Bay.
Grid Reference: SD475376
Leader: John Wilson


Sunday 25th September
Hay Bridge Nature Reserve

A visit to this private nature reserve in the peaceful Rusland Valley. A chance to view exhibits in the centre and the night's catch from the moth trap, followed by a guided tour and a quiz for children to do. Suitable for children accompanied by an adult. For more information and to book contact Valerie Hall. (RSPB Local Group).
Grid Reference: SD337877
Leader: Valerie Hall


Friday 2nd December
Teal Bay and Heysham
11:00 am: Meet near the VVV Health Club
Our annual pre-Christmas meeting to see the birds of Morecambe Bay. Mince pies and light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Grid Reference: SD461659
Leader: Bill and Chris Ashby



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