Field Meetings

The Club holds field meetings from October till May every year. Each walk is led by an experienced member of the Club. We aim to see as many species of bird as possible. Our field walks present an ideal opportunity for those new to birdwatching to learn about birds and how to identify them, they also allow members to learn from each other out in the field.

Some walks are targetted for seeing wetland birds, others for woodland birds and also migratory birds. We visit local places in our area around Blackburn and Preston, but also over towards Southport, the Fylde, North Lancashire and the Forest of Bowland. We occasionally visit places further away on a day trip or have weekends away (see Weekend Trips for more details).

Members looking for Whinchat up the Hareden Valley on our walk on 15th May 2016.

Eider pair

Eider pair

On our walk to South Walney Island (May 2017), by Jonathan Fry.

Members watching Red Kites

Members watching Red Kites

A group of members that attended our residential to Caerlaverock WWT and surrounding areas, including the red Kite feeding station at Bellymack Farm, Laurieston (November 2016).

Water Rail

Water Rail

On our walk to Leighton Moss (October 2017), by Brian Taylor.

Tufted Duck

Tufted Duck

On our walk to Fleetwood Marsh Nature Park (February 2017), by Jonathan Fry.

Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit

On our walk to Leighton Moss (October 2016), by Brian Taylor.

Whooper Swan

Whooper Swan

Taken on our trip to WWT Caerlaverock, by Jonathan Fry.

Sanderlings

Sanderlings

On our walk to Rossall Point (February 2017), by Jonathan Fry.

Members on walk to Rossall Point

Members on walk to Rossall Point

February 2017

Purple Heron

Purple Heron

On our walk to Leighton Moss (October 2017), by Carol Brown.

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Curlew Lane, near Martin Mere, taken by Jonathan Fry on our Lancashire Plain walk (May 2016).

Dipper

Dipper

On our walk up the Hareden Valley (May 2016), by Brian Taylor.

Pomarine Skua

Pomarine Skua

Seen on our walk to Pilling Marsh in November 2015, by Jonathan Fry.

Red Kite

Red Kite

Seen on our away trip to Scotland, this bird was at Bellymack Farm, Laurieston, by Jonathan Fry.

See our current programme of Field meetings below and take a look at some of the photos from our Field walks on the left. New people are welcome to join us, first time for free (members free). Keep up to date with what's been seen on our walks on our Facebook page. Also see our Flickr page for members photographs.

2020-21 Programme

Coronavirus - Field walks should be able to go ahead with social distancing, but are subject to cancellation. You must confirm attendance with the walk leader beforehand, via this website, Facebook or by phone. If there are more than 6 people in attendance we will split up. Please check back here and on our Facebook page for up to date information.

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