Wirral Bird Club
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Wirral is the peninsula of land between the rivers Dee and Mersey in North West England. The area, particularly the Dee Estuary, is of International importance for Shelduck, Pintail, Oystercatcher, Knot, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit and Redshank, and it is of National importance for 13 more species, including Curlew, Ruff and Lapwing.

Jay at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston Visitor Centre

Location map showing Wirral

Wirral is blessed with a wide range of different landscapes, including woods, farmland, reed beds, salt marsh and lowland heath. The varying habitats are occupied by many different species, making the region an excellent base for birdwatching.

 

Next Field meeting - Leasowe Common & The River Birket - Saturday 1st April 2017

Looking for early migrants and late waders.

Meet at Leasowe Lighthouse car park at 10.00 am.

Spring migration should be underway and in the afternoon, if the weather is kind, we can look out for late waders on the incoming tide - High Water 14.48 pm

Visitors are very welcome to join us, and there is no charge.

 

Next Indoor meeting - "Feathers and Wings" - Brian Anderson - Thursday 27th April 2017 (8.00 pm to 9.30 pm)

This presentation features over 50 bird species from Brian’s travels to five continents over the last 30 years.

His diverse and colourful images include familiar avian species from Europe, to more exotic vultures and caracaras from South America; kites, sun birds and bee-eaters from Asia, kittiwakes, ivory gulls, auks and guillemots from the High Arctic, to albatrosses, petrels, penguins and snowy sheathbills from Antarctica.

This presentation, lasting approximately 75 minutes, is not to be missed by ‘twitchers’ and lovers of wildlife and nature in general.

This illustrated presentation will take place at Kingsmead School Hall, Bertram Drive, Hoylake, CH47 0LL

Visitors are very welcome, and the charge is £4.00, which includes light refreshments.

The attached photograph was provided by Brian.

 

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