Welcome to our new group website


This is the website of the RSPB North Wales Local Group. RSPB local groups are a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area while learning more about birds and wildlife. This group has been meeting for many years and loves having new members join. Maybe you have just moved to the area or have just retired and have time to enjoy your hobbies. You may be enjoying a holiday in the area and looking for an afternoon activity. Maybe the last few years have made you appreciate nature. Possibly you would like to learn more or share your wildlife experiences. We would warmly welcome you to our meetings and walks. See the timetable below and just turn up at a meeting or walk and introduce yourself.

The website is building slowly and aims to give you local news about nature, the environment and wildlife locally and nationally. It will give dates of meetings and walks, plus trip reports.

Dates for your diary

Next meetings and walks


Friday 19th April 2024 at 2pm

Costa Rica    An illustrated talk by Tony Waller .( This month’s meeting will also include a brief AGM at the start of the meeting.)

Place St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 3NT

Cost £3.00         All welcome

Tuesday 11th June at 6pm

An evening walk

Join us for an evening nature walk around RSPB Conwy Reserve.

LL31 9XL

Meet in the Reserve’s car park at 6pm

OS Ref 115, SH 776 798

Saturday 7th September 2024 at 10am

Nature walk

Nature walk through the Dingle LNR  ( Nant-y-Pandy)

4, Church Terrace, LLangefni. Anglesey, LL777EB

Meet in the Reserve’s car park at 10 am OS Sheet 114, SH 453 775.

And Oriel Mon Gallery

Rhosmeirch, Llangefni, Anglesey, LL77 7TQ

OS ref Sheet 114, SH 457 777

Friday 20th September  at 2pm

The Birds of Wales- How are they faring?   An illustrated talk by Julian Hughes.

Place St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 3NT

Cost £3.00         All welcome

Friday 18th October 2024 at 2pm

A living landscape- Enhancing woodland habitat for birds and people.    An illustrated talk by Sarah Ellis

Place    St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 3NT

Cost £3.00         All welcome

Saturday 26th October at 10am

Nature walk.

A nature walk around Glan-Y-Mor Elias LNR, Llanfairfechan, LL33 0BY

Meet outside the promenade cafe at 10am. OS ref  Sheet 115, SH 666 744

and the adjacent Morfa Madryn LNR . OS Ref   Sheet 115, SH 664 748

Friday 15th November 2024 at 2pm

Close encounters of the furred kind   An illustrated talk by John Harold

Place St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 3NT

Cost £3.00         All welcome

Friday 20th December 2024 at 2pm

Choughs    An illustrated talk by Jack Slattery

Place St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 3NT

Cost £3.00         All welcome


Previous meetings

 September 2022     Crafting with nature in North by Vicky Williams

October 2022  Nature walk A nature walk on the Great Orme.

October 2022 Galapagos Islands by Mike Potts.

Friday 11th November 10-12 am Coffee Morning 

Friday 18th November at 2 pm Garden wildlife by David Tolliday.

Friday 16th December at 2 pm The Galapagos by Mike Potts

Friday 20th January 2023 at 2pm Trinidad and Tobago by Paul Rogers

Friday 17th February 2023 at 2pm Trials of a city dwelling Peregrine Falcon by Chris Tynan

Friday 17th March 2023 at 2pm The River Weaver’s Marshall’s Arms by Paul Kenyon

Friday 21st April 2023 at 2pm  Hedgehogs by Tracy Pierce

Saturday 13th May 2023 Nature walk in Coed Hafod and Nant FFrancon Valley

Saturday 3rd June 2023 at 10am Nature Walk in Gronant Woods and NWWT’s Big Pool Wood

Saturday 1st July 2023 at 10 am Nature Walk at RSPB South Stack Reserve, Anglesey.

Friday 15th September 2023

Saturday October 7th 2023 at 10 atWalk at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Friday 15th December 2023 at 2pm Changes on the River Dee by David Trotman

Friday 19th January 2024 at 2pm The wildlife of Angelsey and Charles Tunnicliffe by Paul Rogers.

Friday 16th February 2024 at 2pm Curlew life project    An illustrated talk

Friday 24th February Nature walk Horton’s Nose and River Clwyd, Rhyl.

Friday 15th March 2024 at 2pm  Coto Donana, Andalusia, Spain.   An illustrated talk by Paul Kenyon

Saturday 6th April 2024 at 10 am   Nature walk Nature walk along the Prestatyn Walkway.

Leader Norman Marshall 01492 592247        John Beagan 01492 531409



Friday 19th April at 2pm Wildlife of Costa Rica

The next RSPB North Wales Local Group monthly meeting will be on Friday 19th April at 2pm. We meet at St David’s Church Hall in Penrhyn Bay. Tony Waller will give an illustrated talk on the Wildlife of Costa Rica.  You may remember his excellent talks about The Galapagos and his work with the Little Terns at Gronant. We hope that you can join us, meet old friends or make new ones.  Visitors to the area, local people and regular members of the group are all welcome, RSPB membership not necessary. Cost is £3.00 and includes refreshments. We hope to see you there. The talk and refreshments should last until 3.30-4pm.


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RSPB North Wales Group next meeting Fri April 19th

Next RSPB North Wales Local Group meeting will be on Friday 19th April . Tony Waller will give an illustrated talk on the wildlife of Costa Rica. We meet at St David’s Church Hall, Penrhyn Beach E, Penrhyn Bay, LL30 3 NT.  The talk will begin at 2pm until about 3.30. Tea/coffee will be provided as part of your entrance fee. Cost £3.00. Regular members, new members or holiday makers please come along Everyone is welcome to come to this friendly group. Last month there were 30 + at the talk. Let us make it 40 this time.