RSPB Liverpool Programme of field trips & local nature walks 2023

Celebrating over 50 years of showing people birds, it’s our speciality.

This programme may be subject to last minute changes/cancellations due to circumstances beyond our control. Please check our News page for more details and any later changes as these will have the most up to date information or contact us via our Contact us page.

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. Except for entrance/reserve fees and parking charges, walks are free and open to all.
Please consider the weather and habitat you are visiting, stout footwear and appropriate outdoor clothing is essential. Many of our field trips will last well into the afternoon, so you may want to bring a packed lunch and something to drink.
We hope that members will do their best to reduce car use by car-sharing as much as possible.

Dates with Nature walk – This could be a all day walk.

Nature on Your Doorstep walk – This will be a short walk.

If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

Questions? Talk to our Group Leader Chris  –   email; christtynan@aol.com   tele – 07831352870


RSPB Liverpool at Heswall New year birdwatch
RSPB Liverpool at Heswall, New year birdwatch

Saturday 7th January – All day birding event on the Wirral.

Meeting location: Banks rd car park, Heswall (Nr Sheldrakes restaurant)

Postcode: CH60 9JS (Google map)

Meeting Time: 8.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This will be an all-day birding event visiting various sites on the Wirral. We should see, ducks, waders, raptors, and woodland species. Got a year target in mind? 101, 125, 150, 200 species seen by the end of the year? Start 2023 with a big list of birds


On the top, Childwall woods
On the top, Childwall Woods

Sunday 08th January Nature on Your Doorstep Childwall Woods & Fields.

Meeting location: Entrance gate Childwall Woods & Fields. Opposite roundabout. Childwall Park Ave/Woolton Rd.

Postcode: L16 0JF (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.00am Duration: 2hrs+ approx

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This local site is well worth a visit, offering woodland and parkland species. This is a short walk around 2hrs.


Saturday 21st January Sefton Park Palm House Big Garden Bird Watch event

Chis Tynan leads Walk in Sefton Park New year 2022

RSPB Guided Walk around Sefton Park

9am – Meet at the gates of the Palm House        

Enjoy the beauty of our natural birdlife in Sefton Park.

In Liverpool we are so lucky with our stunning green spaces.  Come along to a RSPB Guided Walk around Sefton Park to find out more about the beautiful birds in Sefton Park led by Chris Tynan, RSPB Liverpool Leader and bird expert.  Chris will share his knowledge, pass on top tips and ensure you spot things you will not have noticed before with his incredible enthusiasm ensuring you are engaged throughout. Comfortable walking or training shoes are recommended. The walk is mainly flat.
Time approx. 90 mins – 2 hours Free

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch event – 12.00pm to 4.00pm (Doors will open at 12pm)

Enjoy the beauty of our natural birdlife.  Big Garden Birdwatch helps the RSPB to build a picture of garden wildlife across the UK. Armed with this information, they can identify what is in danger – and how we can all help.

Come along to the RSPB day at the Palm House to find out about how to take part in the Big Garden Birdwatch survey, why it’s important and learn about giving nature a home in your garden or green space.  There are little things you can do can give wildlife a safe place to feed, breed and thrive.  Experts from the RSPB will be here to share their knowledge and set up a variety of feeders to attract the birds.   A fabulous day of family fun.

Free Admission                                     Refreshments on sale


Hightown, Alt Estuary
Hightown, Alt Estuary

Saturday 04th February Dates with nature – Crosby to Hightown walk.

Meeting location: Hall Road (Coastguard) car park.

Postcode: L23 8TA (Google map) Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We start the walk along the Sefton Coast up to Hightown. You can either catch the train back to the cars at Crosby or walk back through the meadows searching for nature. We will look at the various waders which use both the river Mersey & the river Alt.



RSPB MARSHSIDE
RSPB MARSHSIDE

Sunday 05th February Dates with nature – RSPB MARSHIDE

Meeting location:in the reserve car park

Postcode: PR9 9PJ (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This fantastic wetland site is located north of Southport town centre and has some of the best wildlife in the region, with amazing year round viewing opportunities. In the summer, you’ll spot nesting birds like avocets and lapwings, while the skies fill with pink-footed geese and wigeons in the winter.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/marshside/


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RHOS-point-2015
RHOS-point-2015

Sunday 5th March Dates with nature – Rhos on Sea

Meeting location: At the junction of Rhos Promenade & Abbey road

Postcode: LL28 4NN (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We plan to do some sea watching over the wonderful Colwyn Bay. That sounds very complex but with use of telescopes we will search for sea ducks, divers, waders, and early migrants.


Rhuddlan River Clwyd
Rhuddlan River Clwyd

Saturday 15th April Dates with nature – Rhyl to Rhuddlan Walk

Meeting location: Meet at the Rhyl Harbour car park in Rhyl

Postcode: LL18 5AS (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We will quickly examine the birds on the marine lake before walking the path alongside the river Clwyd. Springs migrants should have started arriving. Ducks, waders, raptors, and farmland birds.


Cheshire lines path
Cheshire lines path

Saturday 29th April Nature on Your Doorstep – Formby

Meeting location: On North Moss Lane in Formby (Park on the lane)

Postcode: L37 0AL (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This area is one of the few places in the Northwest where Whimbrel gather in the fields feeding away from the coast. Farmland and woodlands birds will be around as we walk down to the Cheshire Lines path.


Seaforth Nature Reserve
Seaforth Nature Reserve

Saturday 20th May Nature on Your Doorstep – LWT Seaforth Nature Reserve

Meeting location: the first car park at Crosby Marine Lake.

Postcode: L21 1JD (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We will be then travelling into the Freeport. Its essential that you book with the walk leader, at least a week before the event. All details need to be submitted to the Port Authority before we can access the reserve.


Lake-St-Aidans
Lake-St-Aidans

Saturday 3rd June Dates with nature – RSPB St Aidan’s Leeds

Meeting location:in the reserve car park

Postcode: LS26 8AL (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am  Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This will be the group first visit to this large reserve. The site has various habits which give us the chance to see, black necked grebes, ducks, herons, birds of prey and lots of other surprises. It might seem far but its well worth the visit.


River Lune, Conder, Green, Glasson Dock
River Lune, Conder, Green, Glasson Dock

Sunday 23rd July Dates with nature – Glasson Dock

Meeting location: Glasson Dock car park, Bodie hill, Lancaster

Postcode: LA2 0DB (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This fantastic area offers us a good walk along the Lune estuary. Birds we might see, ducks, waders, terns, and farmland species. The car park is pay and display


Point of Ayr
Point of Ayr

Sunday 13th August Dates with nature – RSPB Point of Ayr

Meeting location: Car park 36 Station Rd, Talacre, Holywell

Postcode: CH8 9RP (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We travel into Wales to see the southern end of the Dee estuary. Birds will be gathering in the area as we a decent tide. We might see, waders, terns, and skuas.


Yarrow valley country park
Yarrow valley country park

Saturday 23rd September Dates with nature – Yarrow Valley Country Park

Meeting location: Car park Off Birkacre Rd, Chorley

Postcode: PR7 3RN (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This will be our first visit to this local country park. Woodland and waterbirds will be searched for, and this site also holds dippers on the river.


Deer at RSPB Leighton-Moss
Deer at RSPB Leighton-Moss

Sunday 22nd October Dates with nature – RSPB Leighton Moss

Meeting location: Storrs Ln, Silverdale, Carnforth LA5 0SW

Postcode: LA5 0SW (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

We will be searching for the special birds of the reedbeds. One of those birds the bearded tit changes its diet from insects to seeds in the autumn. Special grit trays are placed near to the reedbed to offer these birds small stones which they then use to breakdown the seeds.



Moore nature reserve feeding station
Moore nature reserve feeding station

Sunday 19th November Dates with nature – Moore Nature Reserve

Meeting location: Lapwing Ln, Penketh, Cheshire, Warrington WA4 6XE

Postcode: WA4 6XE (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

This large nature reserve is a mix of various habitats. It used to be possible to see all 3 UK woodpecker species here.


Winter at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
Winter at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Saturday 16th December Dates with nature – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Meeting location: Puddington Lane, Burton, Neston CH64 5SF

Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: All day

Leader Chris Tynan E-mail: Christtynan@aol.com Phone: 07831 352870

Escape the Christmas films and get outside and enjoy the wonderful Dee Estuary reserve. For our last walk of the year, we visit one of favourites and see the changes and what the café has to offer.