Field meetings 2022

We are pleased to let you know that we plan to continue outdoor meetings in 2022. We will meet close to the destination. Note that these are not organised excursions but a chance to meet up with other members to do some birding. Most are day meetings on a Sunday but we do have some evening events as well.

Please continue to be mindful of Covid-19 restrictions as there is still a pandemic.

Details will be circulated via YorkBirding email, the website and at Zoom meetings. Please remember to bring waterproofs, packed lunch and drinks for days out. If you have a specific query, please contact the secretary ().

DateDestinationMeeting at:Leader
2nd and/or 3rd JanuaryBIRD RACEteams decidePaul Doherty
6th FebruarySE53 (the Lower Wharfe)Kirkby Wharfe at 8.30 amPaul Doherty
6th MarchTEESDALE (Black grouse)Langdon Beck at 7amJane Chapman
10th AprilRIPON CITY WETLANDS
AND STAVELEY
Ripon City Wetlands car park at
9 am (off B6265 Boroughbridge Rd).
NB. no toilets at RCW
John Lawton
24th AprilLDV – WHIMBREL ROOST (evening)Bank Island car park at 6pm
Early evening visit
Jono Leadley
8th MaySPURNKilnsea Wetlands at 8.30amEmanuela Buizza
12th JuneRUTLAND WATERAnglian Water Birdwatching Centre car park at 9 am (Grid ref: SK879071)
There is an entry cost of c.£5 pp for the day (if 10+ go) covering both centres.
Rob Chapman
7th JulyAskham Bog (evening walk)6.30pm at the reserve’s parking area (note: on a Thursday evening)John Lawton
3rd AugustPocklington Canal (evening walk)Hagg Bridge at 6.30pm
Evening visit
Tery Weston
(and Tim Ward)
11th SeptemberEAST COASTTBCJono Leadley
9th OctoberSPURNKilnsea Wetlands at 8.30 amEmanuela Buizza
6th NovemberTEESSIDETBCRob Chapman
11th DecemberST AIDAN’S & FAIRBURN INGSSt Aidan’s car park at 8 amPaul Doherty

Please note the exact destination for the ‘East Coast’ trips will depend on where is looking good bird wise – for those of you who have not been on Club trips before, the usual spots are Filey, Flamborough/Bempton or Saltholme area. We would only do an extra trip to Spurn if the birds were exceptional, as we already have a trip planned there for October.