September Meeting at The Holt, Leighton Moss – The-Not-So-Common Swift with Tanya Hoare

Saturday September 25th at 'The Holt', Leighton Moss 4PM to 6PM Tanya and Edmund Hoare are swift enthusiasts and part of the national and international swift network. They set up a local swift group (Sedbergh Community Swifts) whose aim is to preserve these iconic birds that give such delight in summer as they swoop around

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

January Meeting Online: John Wilson- Changes in Bird Populations over a Lifetime

In an illustrated talk created especially for us, LDBWS President and patch birding / conservation legend John Wilson will tell us about the many changes he's seen in the district's birds populations since he started birding in 1945.  Taking a number of species including yellow wagtail John will highlight some of booms, crashes and fluctuations as observed

LDBWS Field Meeting: New Year Goosing *note new date*

Bean geese Pink-footed goose One of the reasons we’re lucky to live and bird in Lancaster and District is the spectacular number of wintering geese we live alongside. Join us on Saturday 12th February for a spot of New Year Goosing- part celebration / part ID workshop / part wild goose

LDBWS Field Trip: Birds that sound like Hawfinches

We can't fully guarantee that we'll see this enigmatic species but we'll certainly make you aware of various songbirds that make similar calls. Join Nick, Dan and others for a morning of guided Hawfinch hunting in the tranquil limestone woodlands of Silverdale. We plan to do a circular walk from the railway station (after some from-the-train birding!) and

February Meeting Online: Mark Pearson ‘Filey Bay – Seabird Nirvana’

From the natural harbour of Filey Brigg to the towering chalk of Bempton Cliffs, one of Yorkshire's most iconic and breathtaking panoramas also just so happens to the best bay for birds on the east coast. Famously home to a glittering cast of breeding seabirds (Gannets & Puffins included), but it's the lesser-known treats we'll

March Meeting at The Holt, Leighton Moss – Part 1 Guided LDBWS listening sessions 2PM Part 2 Talk: Edward Cowie- ‘Do Birds Compose Music?’ 4PM

This month's club meeting is a bumper two-part matinee session exploring the musical world of bird sounds and is based in and around  Leighton Moss. Join us for a relaxing yet sonically-stimulating afternoon. Meet LDBWS guides at 2PM for listening sessions around the reserve. We'll tell you exactly what you're hearing as we quietly walk

LDBWS Field Trip: Barbondale

Pic by Craig Bell Our president John Wilson and his son Jonty will help you get the most out of this beautiful spot in the north of our recording area. We hope to find a host of woodland, upland and riverine species including Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Wheatear, Ring Ouzel and Dipper. For more

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