RSPB Liverpool Programme of field trips & local nature walks 2022

Celebrating 50 years of showing people birds.

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.

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

Chris Tynan RSPB group leader explaining why Mersey mud matters

Saturday 4th June Dates with nature – RSPB SOUTH STACK ANGLESEY

Meeting location: RSPB South Stack. Meet in the lower car park. Parking is free to RSPB members (if membership card is displayed on the dashboard) and Blue Badge holders (7 spaces). Toilets on site. Shop and Cafe. Picnic tables with wheelchair space.
Postcode: LL65 1YH (Google map)

Meeting Time: 09.30am Duration: Full day

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

We will start our trip looking for the clowns(puffins) choughs and auks at RSPB South Stack. Then we’ll probably travel to other areas where nesting birds are, such as Cemlyn Lagoons and it’s Tern colony. The shingle ridge is inaccessible for wheelchair users and possibly challenging for those of limited mobility, please advice the walk leader of any difficulties. From there we’ll travel further onto Holyhead Harbour and Holyhead Bay to scan for seabirds in particular tysties (Black guillemot) and Manx shearwater.

~Remember to bring RSPB membership cards


Sunday 17th July Dates with nature – RSPB Burton Mere wetlands

Meeting location: In the reserve car park

Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

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

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

This fantastic reserve gets better year on year. This reserve is another year older and improving all the time. With its new boardwalks and hides it offers full access for all . The reserve today is home to a record number of Egrets, has breeding avocet and is visited spoonbills and raptors such as Harriers, peregrine, hobby and Shorteared owls. Further reed bed planting attracted it’s first pair of breeding Bittern last year and it’s hoped bearded tits will follow suit.

Visitor centre with refreshments and toilets.

~Remember to bring RSPB membership card


Saturday 6th August Dates with nature – Birkdale Beach.

Meeting location: At the beach entrance just off Weld Road roundabout, Birkdale.

Postcode: PR8 2PP (Google map) *not exact location

Meeting Time: Meet 9.00am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

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

From stunning beaches to woodlands and dune systems brimming with wildlife, this unique landscape is rarer than rain forest. It is home to an incredible array of flora and fauna – from the infamous Red Squirrels, to the rare Natterjack Toads and Sand Lizards. The Sefton Coast is constantly evolving, and we can view lots of this during our walk.


Sunday 25th September Dates with nature – RSPB Blacktoft Sands.

Meeting location: Meet in reserve car park

Postcode: DN14 8HR (Google map)

Meeting Time: 9.30am Duration: Full day

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

This reserve is worth a visit anytime of the year. Part of the Humber estuary, England’s largest intertidal reedbed covers much of the site and this is home to marsh harriers, bearded tits and bittern. There are six shallow saline lagoons, an area of grazing marsh and a small area of mudflat .All this provides a home and safe roosting areas for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring and provides a safe roosting area . Scrub between the hides attracts a great variety of warblers and a thriving colony of tree sparrows.

Visitor centre with refreshments and toilets.


Sunday 16th October Dates with nature – Frodsham Marsh.

Meeting location: On Marsh Lane, Frodsham

Postcode: WA6 7BN (Google map)

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

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

Frodsham marsh is a huge area for nature and wildlife and a magnet to birds. The various habitats from farmland to wetlands should produce a large number of waders, ducks, warblers and bird of prey. If your prepared to spend the time looking and getting to know the favourite areas many different species can be seen. Facilities are in Frodsham

Map of the Marsh https://frodshammarshbirdblog.wordpress.com/

Sunday 23rd October Dates with nature – Hale Migration watch.

Meeting location: Hale park

Postcode: L24 4EA (Google map)

Meeting Time: 7am Duration: 4hrs+ approx flexible

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

This early morning walk will be searching for migrating birds and understanding why birds move around; And might help you sort out the pips and seeps that fly over us. We will head towards the Lighthouse to watch birds migrating through the gardens of Hale before crossing the river Mersey on their way south.

Easy walking; however, paths in woodland and along coast can be tricky. Benches sporadic at Hale. No facilities except for the pub. Dress appropriately, as it can be chilly along the coast.


Saturday 19thNovember Dates with nature – Lunt Meadows.

Meeting location:in the reserve car park

Postcode: L29 8YA (Google map)

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

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

This reserve was under 15ft of water last year due to Storm Christophe. We will be looking at how this habitat has recovered.


Sunday 4th December Dates with nature – RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands.

Meeting location: In the reserve car park

Postcode: CH64 5SF (Google map)

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

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

This reserve is so good we had to come back again to finish the year