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Tuesday 19th May
International Dawn Chorus Day at Leighton Moss


Booking and payment in advance is essential.

(Details and more trips)

Field Trips 2012/2013

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.


Tuesday 19th May
International Dawn Chorus Day at Leighton Moss
Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Enjoy the magic of the dawn chorus and walk through woodlands and reedbed to experience nature's symphony. Experts will help in identifying the sounds. Birdsong CDs and DVDs will be available to purchase in the shop afterwards. Cost: £15 (RSPB members £12), this includes a full English breakfast (a pre-booked veggie breakfast is also available). Phone 01524 701601 to book.


Tuesday 19th May
Barbondale
6:30 pm: Meet outside Barbon church
To look for summer visitors eg Pied Flycatchers, Redstart, Tree Pipit and Cuckoo
Grid Reference: SD630825


Friday 29th May
An evening at Leighton Moss
6:30 pm: Meet in Leighton Moss main car park
Join John Wilson- first warden of the reserve from 1964 - to discover more about this special site
Leader: John Wilson


Saturday 20th June
Locations around Leighton Moss
(RSPB South Lakeland Local Group)
10:00 am: Meet in Leighton Moss car park
A circular walk taking in the stunning sites of Trowbarrow Nature Reserve and Yealand Haweswater to see birds, butterflies and wildflowers.
Leader: John and Jill Webb


Date in July
Gull workshop at Heysham
Date to be arranged

Please note that this event has not been organised by the RSPB local member's group but is being organised and led by Pete Marsh. This workshop follows on from the popular event held last year
Leader: Pete Marsh


Friday 28th August
An evening at Leighton Moss
(RSPB South Lakeland Group)

Discover the rich variety of birds on the saltmarsh with leader John Wilson
Grid Reference: SD475376
Leader: John Wilson



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