Meetings and trips

Indoor meetings are usually held in the Sheffield University Hicks Building Lecture Theatre 5, on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August) and include: an illustrated talk by an ornithologist of local or national standing, news of forthcoming events, features on identification and local habitats and recent bird news from the Sheffield area.

Meetings start at 7:15pm prompt and finish by 9:30pm, and are free to members; non-members welcome, a £2 fee applies for temporary membership.

Meetings for the year 2017 are as follows :

Date

Speaker

Subject

Location

January 11th Mark James Pearson Filey International - Arrivals & Departures at North Yorkshire's Bird Observatory

Hicks Building LT5

February 8th Matthew Capper RSPB Old Moor Reserve Hicks Building LT5
March 8th AGM Including 2016 Review of the Year Hicks Building LT5
April 12th

Esther Kettel

City Living? - Comparative Ecology of Urban and Rural Peregrines Hicks Building LT5
May 10th Geoff Carr Georgia Hicks Building LT5
September 13th Pete Brown Freebird 2016 Hicks Building LT5
October 11th Tim Jones Spurn Bird Observatory Hicks Building LT5
November 8th Nicola Hemmings How Studying Sperm & Eggs Can Save Endangered Species Hicks Building LT5
December 13th Justin Carr Digiscoping Birds Hicks Building LT5

The SBSG Committee reserves the right to amend the programme and/or make a small admission charge as necessary, giving as much notice as circumstances allow.

Parking for Indoor Meetings

You will now require a staff Car Parking Permit to park in any of the University car parks. Therefore there is no visitor parking in University car parks. The University do have the Q Park on Durham Road now open and there are special evening and weekend rates in place that can be found online here.

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Local field meetings for 2017: 

March Derwentdale Raptors
April Orgreave Lakes - Waders & Wagtails Waders and Wagtails
May Padley Gorge Spring Migrants
June Hallam Moors Crepuscular Creep Moorland Birds
October Redmires Reservoirs Visible Migration
December Poolsbrook Marsh Winter Wildfowl

Local field trips are free to members; non-members welcome, a £2 fee applies for temporary membership.

The SBSG Committee reserves the right to amend the programme as necessary, giving as much notice as circumstances allow.

 


Foreign Bird Trip Register

At a previous indoor meeting it was suggested that the membership had a wealth of knowledge and expertise around birding trips abroad. Yet that is not widely shared except when a local member gives a talk on one of their trips.

Please visit here for examples of recent trips abroad. I would suggest contributions from the last 6 years with details on the type of holiday eg family, or specific birding together with tour company /tour guide used. Contact details will be provided by those willing to share any inside info on their trip.

If anyone is willing to have their experiences logged in such a way can they contact Neil Porter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will update the spreadsheet for the IT team at intervals.

As an aside it might also reveal some willing speakers for a short talk in the future although that is of course entirely voluntary.

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