About Belfast Local Group

The oldest local RSPB Local Members’ Group in Northern Ireland, the RSPB Belfast Local Group celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2022/2023! We work to support the Mission of the RSPB in the local community and to involve our members and the wider public in conservation, public affairs, education, fundraising and other activities. We have monthly indoor meetings, September to April, at the Cooke Centenary Church Hall, Park Road, Belfast, BT7 2FY. (During Covid we hosted monthly or fortnightly speakers via Zoom from September to April with other local RSPB NI groups.) We also organise regular group trips to wildlife areas and RSPB reserves, and everyone from beginner to expert is welcome. Our 2023/2024 season is out now, and you can also check out our past speakers and take a look at our group outings!

If you would like to get involved and meet other bird and wildlife enthusiasts, please send us a message. We’d love for you to join us!

Committee Posts

Eleanor Brennan: Group Leader
Kenneth Brewster: Treasurer
John Kingsley: Secretary

Other people who help organise group activities:

Anne Hardcastle
Aaron Long
Ruth Maxwell
Mel O’Hagan

Rebecca Gindin-Clarke
Moyra McMaster
David Nixon

[Please note: the RSPB is unable to provide rescue services. If you are in Northern Ireland and have found a bird who needs help, please contact the USPCA or Debbie Doolittle’s Wildlife Rescue. You can also reach out to a local vet if necessary.]

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