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LDBWS Heysham ‘open weekend’ this Sat & Sun May 1st and 2nd

The second LDBWS field meeting of 2021 is a two-parter! Seawatching and landbird migrant sessions at Heysham Head this Saturday May 1st (7 'til 11AM) AND Sunday May 2nd (also 7 'til 11). The first half of May sees the peak of Arctic Tern and Arctic Skua passage, as they fly into the inner bay

LDBWS Field Meeting: Saturday Seawatching Session 6AM

Another bite of the sea-cherry! LDBWS are giving Heysham Head and also Morecambe Stone Jetty another go early on Saturday morning from 6AM. Members and non-members welcome. The weather forecast at time of writing (brisk south-easterlies cloudy, dry at first but rain increasing through the morning) looks eminently suitable for passage of Arctic Skuas, terns including

LDBWS Field Meeting: A Warm Evening at Birk Bank, nr Quernmore

LDBWS Field Meeting: A Warm Evening at Birk Bank, nr Quernmore. May 30, 6.30PM - 9.30PM Hello All---as it looks like it will be warming up at the weekend you are cordially invited to a LDBWS guided evening bird stroll along the foot of Birk Bank on the edge of Bowland this Sunday. We hope

LDBWS Field Meeting: Swifts in the City

Lancaster Royal Grammar School has good numbers of swifts. We'll meet here to watch and listen to this incredible yet fast-declining species in its breeding habitat, learn more about them from swift enthusiast Alasdair McKee and admire the newly installed swift boxes (all twenty of them!) on site. Urban birding at its best!

LDBWS Field Meeting: Summer birding at Carnforth Slag Tips

Meet at the lay-by next to Cotestones Farm at the end of Sand Lane, Warton, Carnforth LA5 9NH. Parking is limited so alternatively park near the junction of Sand Lane and New Road. We'll walk along the River Keer down to the Slag Tips for high tide, looking out for common summer passerines, gulls, returning waders

LDBWS Field Meeting: Heysham Red Nab and outfalls

Meet by the tall anemometer along Moneyclose Lane just before the entrance to Ocean Edge caravan park. Non-members welcome.  More experience birders very welcome to help beginners with id. Sorry about short notice but tide as well as weather are constraints. Free to LDBWS members - non-members can attend for £5. If you're interested please

LDBWS Field Meeting: Sunderland Point and Middleton Sands

This lovely area is one of our district's very best autumn birding spots, with visible migration of finches, wagtails, thrushes, pipits and larks often a morning feature. Scarcities in the fields and bushes here have included Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warblers and Siberian Chiffchaffs in recent Octobers. Most of these migrants are weather-dependent (!) but whatever

October Meeting Online: Waders on the Move– Graham Appleton

Monday 25th October Waders on the move. Disappearing Redshank, an aging Curlew population producing too few chicks, colour-ringed Sanderling that connect Greenland to Namibia, disturbed Turnstones and a booming Black-tailed Godwit population. Where do our waders come from and why are we seeing so many changes to numbers in northwest England? Graham Appleton writes the

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