Field meetings 2024

We are pleased to publish our programme of outdoor meetings for 2024. 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.

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 ().

We have tried to indicate how long trips are (you are welcome to leave earlier on full days if you only want to do a half day). All trips are suitable for everyone, whatever your level of birding expertise.  If you are a beginner and want more input, please let the leader know and we will all do our best to help you.

DateDestinationMeeting at:Leader / Contact
7th JanuaryBIRD RACE teams decidePaul Doherty
11th FebruaryLower Derwent Valley (all day)Bank Island car park at 8amDuncan Bye      
10th MarchWykeham (am)/East Coast (pm)Wykeham Raptor Viewpoint car park
(SE 935887) at 8.30 am
Paul Doherty     
7th AprilTophill Low (all day)Tophill Low car park (pay and display) at 9amJohn Lawton
Monday 29th AprilWhimbrel Roost (Wheldrake Ings) (evening walk)Wheldrake Ings car park at 6.30pm
(note 29th is a Monday)
Jono Leadley
5th MayDawn Chorus Walk at Skipwith Common (early morning!)Common Road, Skipwith, YO8 5SG
at 4.30 am (Park at Grid ref: SE665381)
Jonathan Begbie
12th MaySpurn (all day)Kilnsea Wetlands car park at 8.30amRob and Jane Chapman
9th JunePotteric Carr (all day)Reserve car park at 9amJohn Lawton
7th JulyKirkham Abbey walk (morning)Kirkham Abbey (SE735658) at 8amPaul Doherty
4th AugustAlkborough  (all day)Main car park (SE886225) (no toilets!) at 8.30amAlan Swain
8th SeptemberEast Coast (all day)TBCJono Leadley
6th OctoberSpurn  (all day)Kilnsea Wetlands car park at 8.30am Rob and Jane Chapman
10th November TeessideBorough Hall Car Park, Middlegate, Headland, Hartlepool, TS24 0JD (NZ528336) at 8.30amAlan Swain
8th DecemberSt. Aidan’s (am)/Fairburn Ings (pm)St Aidan’s car park at 8.30amPaul Doherty