Mon 27th February 19:30 to 21:00 LDBWS Members Meeting Online featuring ”Birding in the Isle of Avalon” with Mike Roberts

The talk will look at the wide variety of habitats in the area now known as the Avalon Marshes near Glastonbury.  This includes reserves such as Ham Wall, Shapwick Heath, Westhay and Greylake. Featuring Mike's stunning photography It will look at some of ethnic conservation successes and cover species such as bitterns, little bitterns, great

March Meeting at Hornby Institute featuring “British bird skulls.”

It will be a fun session with plenty to look at as we get up close and cranial with Steve Bullen's fifty-year collection of British bird skulls. This one night only exhibition of dozens of beautiful heads will form the basis of a quiz. I suggest you start boning up because we're not just playing for pride!   Star prize will be another

Sat 8th July 10.00 LDBWS Field Meeting: Birk Bank

As well as a plethora of adult and juvenile birds this session will also aim to find bog dragonflies and moorland butterflies. Members free, non-members £5 payable on the day. To book and for more details please email [email protected] with the heading 'Birk Bank'.

Sun 22nd October 08.00 LDBWS Field Meeting: Farleton Fell

Limited to twelve places, this free guided event will hope to catch migration in action on the beautiful limestone SSSI of Farleton Knott. If we're lucky we'll see big flocks of Redwings, Fieldfares and finches including Chaffinches and Bramblings on the move. In passage periods like these club members have found off-passage scarcities like Lapland Bunting

Sun 26th November 07:45 Field meeting: Pilling Lane Ends

Join Nick Godden and Dan Haywood for an early morning session watching thousands of wild geese leaving their night-time roost- always a spectacular sight and sound. other birds we might encounter include Whooper Swans, ducks including Pintail and Wigeon and raptors including Merlin and Peregrine. Numbers are limited to 20 participants so please book your

November Meeting online -Britain’s Favourite Birds: five bird biographies – Dr Stephen Moss, Naturalist, Author and the first Springwatch Producer.

Stephen is a senior lecturer at Bath Spa University and the President of Somerset Wildlife Trust. Stephen is an entertaining and informative speaker who will provide the perfect pre-Xmas talk on five of Britain's favourite birds. Based on his many successful bird biographies, this talk will feature “The Owl,” which is due to be published

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