Field Meetings 2018

Field meetings are mostly on Sundays, though please note the Brayton Barff walk is on a Saturday and weekday evening walks are included in the list.

Note  that meeting places will now vary rather than meeting at the fixed place in York.

Please contact Peter Watson or Jane Chapman a day or two in advance to arrange a lift if required and to confirm the meeting point for ‘East Coast’ trips. Details will be circulated on the website and via YorkBirding email. Please remember to bring waterproofs, packed lunch and drinks for days out.

Date Likely Destination     Start Time Leader
7 Jan Bird Race Teams decide Paul Doherty
11 Feb Lower Derwent Valley

Meet at: Bank Island car park

8.00 am Duncan Bye
11 Mar Dearne Valley

Meet at: Broomhill Flash (Grid Ref: SE414028)

8.00 am Duncan Bye
8 Apr Staveley

Meet at: Reserve car park (on the right coming from Boroughbridge, just before the village Grid Ref: SE369630)

9.00 am John Lawton
6 May Spurn / East Coast

Meet at Kilnsea Wetlands

8.30 am Peter Watson
12 May Brayton Barff (walk)

On a Saturday morning – Meet at first car park at wood (on a bend when approached from Brayton – Grid Ref: SE587308)

6.30 am

Note early start

Derek Cooper
10 Jun SE73

Meet at: North Duffield Carrs car park (car share from there)

7.30 am Rob Chapman
14 Aug Strensall Common

On a Tuesday evening – Meet at Galtres car park (between Strensall and Flaxton Grid ref: SE649611)

6.30 pm

Evening walk

Peter Reed
16 Sep Frampton Marsh, Lincs

Meet at: Frampton RSPB Reserve car park at 9 am


9.00 am Jono Leadley
7 Oct Spurn/Kilnsea

Meet at Kilnsea Wetlands

8.30 am Jane Chapman
11 Nov Tophill Low

Meet at: Tophill Low car park

9.00 am John Lawton
9 Dec St. Aidan’s and Swillington Ings

Meet at: St. Aidan’s Nature Park entrance (If car park not open, park carefully along Astley Lane – entrance by the dragline – Grid Ref: SE399288)

9.00 am Peter Watson