Introducing our group

The RSPB Liverpool Local Group supports the RSPB in carrying out the Society’s objectives in the Mersey, Dee and Ribble Estuary areas. 

The Liverpool group, founded in 1972 is led by volunteers and is one of the longest established groups in the country. This year is our 50th Anniversary and we are proud to continue to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for birds and nature with the wider community.

We aim to advise, fundraise and involve all our members and the public in the Society’s missions in conservation, making Homes for nature, aiding Species recovery, working with partners to help protect habitats and save endangered birds and wildlife overseas. We are an active, friendly group, whether you are a beginner or expert we’re always looking to recruit new members and welcome anyone wishing to join us.

Everybody is welcome at both our indoor and outdoor events.

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About Liverpool Local Group

We have Eight indoor meetings are held during the year with a four month break during the summer months. Meeting on the 3rd Monday of every month from September to April. (The December meeting is normally held the first Monday of the month) offering  a varied programme of entertaining and informative illustrated talks, not only about birds but also other wildlife related subjects around the world.

We lead approximately 18 outdoor trips to bird sites each year, visiting various reserves, local sites and those further afield. Most sites have free admission but some are dependent on membership and non-members may have to pay. Events are very seldom cancelled. If the weather is particularly poor it may be necessary for members to phone the leader in advance to check details – a phone number is given for every outdoor event. (A Cancellation email/website posting will be made whenever possible)
Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB or a local group to join us at our events. Birdwatching experience is not necessary, as our friendly more experienced members are always very willing ready to share their expertise with beginners. Spare Binoculars/access to telescopes usually available.
If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.
Stout footwear, warm waterproof clothes and packed lunches are recommended for field trips.
We hope that members will do their best to reduce car use by car-sharing as much as possible.

Meeting times and costs

Third Monday of each month September to April, (No indoor meeting summer months May –  August), Meetings commence at 7.30pm and last about 2 hours with an interval for refreshments. Tea, coffee and soft drinks are available at the interval and this presents new members and visitors an excellent opportunity to meet existing members of the Group and to find out more about our activities. Admission charge of £3 applies, this includes a raffle ticket for the evening’s prize draw.                                          Accessibility: Toilets, car parking,   ramp entrance access, hearing induction loop.  Audience – covid masks personal choice.

Meeting place

Mossley Hill Parish Church, (St. Mathew & St. James) at the junction of Rose Lane and Mossley Hill road. L18 8DB


Chris Tynan: Main Contact, Leader

Ann Thomson: Treasurer

Vacant: Secretary

Anne Pope: Membership and Recruitment officer.

Peter Taylor : Front of house and Speaker liaison

Laura Bimson : Website editor and communications

Other people who help organise group activities, event volunteers

Dr Jenny Jones
Mr Sean O’Hara
Mr Neil Revera
Mr Phillip Antrobus
Mrs Hazel Jones
Ms Gill Griffiths


Group contact