Field Trip Programme

The field trip programme have been compiled by the Development & Publicity Sub-Committee in the absence of an Excursion Secretary.

Please can all those proposing to come on the excursions follow the guidelines which have been sent to members in the past and which are available on this website here.

Field Excursions 2021

The programme for 2021 has been compiled taking the Covid-19 pandemic into consideration. Given the uncertainty about government advice in the future, the Board has decided it would be prudent for the field trip programme to be considered as provisional. The viability of field trips will depend on the number of people allowed to mix together, especially using coaches, as well as whether there is full access to reserves. Therefore it is essential that all members should check the “Breaking News” section of the SOS website for regular cancellations or updates. It would be helpful if friends could inform those who may not be online.

All members are invited to these trips which are friendly and open to beginners and experts alike. Help to learn about the birds seen will be given by the group. Meet at the location given, no later than the time stated. ANY MEMBER PLANNING TO GO ON THESE TRIPS SHOULD INFORM THE LEADER/ORGANISER OF THE FIELD TRIP SO THAT THE NUMBERS IN ATTENDANCE ARE KNOWN (see phone numbers below).

Sunday, 17th September – RSPB Conwy – By Car – Leader/Organiser: Sue Brealey

  • Full Day – Meet at Car Park at 10am
  • Postcode for SatNav: LL31 9XZ
  • Directions: From the A55, take junction 18 (signposted Conwy and Deganwy) and follow the brown RSPB signs. The reserve is on the south side of the roundabout.
  • See: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/conwy/

Sunday, 17th October – RSPB Marshside – By Car – Leader/Organiser: Estelle Hughes

  • Full Day – Meet at the Car Park at 10am
  • Postcode for SatNav: PR9 9PJ
  • Directions: Take M6 north to J27, Then A5209 to Parbold, and turn right onto B5246 through Rufford until T-junction. Turn left onto A565. At roundabout take 3rd turning onto Martine Drive. Car Park is at next junction.
  • Grid Ref: SD 353 205
  • See: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/marshside
  • Note: If using the bridges at Runcorn, please note that there are tolls and payment will need to be paid by visiting the following website: www.merseyflow.co.uk/pay-for-crossing & following the instructions. This needs to be done on the day of the crossing otherwise fines could be incurred.

Sunday, 21st November – Pennington Flash – By Car – Leader/Organiser: Sue Brealey

  • Full Day – Meet at the Car Park at 10am
  • SatNav. Post code: WN7 3PA
  • Directions: – From J22 of M6, take A580 towards Manchester. Turn left onto A572 (Newton Rd). Follow Sign Posts (Actually the Fire Station, but park is opposite). Pay & Display Car Park
  • See: www.wlct.org/leisure/parks/parkshome

Sunday, 12th December – WWT Slimbridge (With RSPB Local Group) – By Coach (subject to acceptability of coach company guidelines) – Leader/Organiser: Sue Brealey

  • Full Day – Meet at Shirehall Bus Stop to leave at 8.15pm sharp    Postcode for SatNav: GL2 7BT
  • Costs: – £15.00 per person for the coach plus entry fees for non-members of WWT
  • See www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge

Contact Details:

Sue Brealey                     01939 262450 // 07713 164463
Estelle Hughes                 01948 840902 // 07817 243693

Email: fieldtrips@shropshirebirds.co.uk

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Page updated: 29/07/2021