<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society Newsletter
Newsletter of the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society
Forthcoming Events
Autumn 2002
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LDBWS Indoor meetings at the Unitarian Church Hall, Scotforth

Monday 25th September: 1930hrs: Main talk: Raptorphilia by Keith Offord

Monday 30th October: 1930hrs: Main talk: Antarctic Bird Studies by Norman Cobley. Joint meeting with local RSPB group.

Monday 27th November: 1930hrs: Main talk: Understanding our changing bird populations by Dawn Balmer

RSPB local members group

Wednesday 11th October: Australia revisited by John Wilson. At Caton Victoria Institute at 1430hrs.

Sunday 15th October: Trip to Walney Island. Meet at Leighton Moss car park at 0900hrs to rationalise cars or South Walney Nature reserve car park at 1030hrs. Small entrance fee for non-CWT members.

Monday 30th October: See LDBWS. Note: LDBWS venue

Wednesday 8th November: Pennington Flash. Gather together at Dalton Square (near Dave Sharpe's surgery, rather than the Town Hall side on this potential clash with the rush hour ) at 0830hrs or at Pennington Flash car park near the Pay and Display at 1000hrs

Saturday 25th November: Annual General Meeting plus talk by Robin Horner on Bharatpur. Leighton Moss (assuming ready) at 1930hrs

North Lancs. Naturalists

Working parties (all start 1000hrs)

Heysham Nature Reserve: Sunday 10th September, Sunday 1st October, Sunday 5th November. Meet: Nature Reserve car park SD407599

Over Kellet Pond: Sunday 24th September: Meet at SD526698 (turning up Greenways) at 1000hrs

Warton Crag: Sunday 22nd October: Meet at Crag car park SD498724

Burton Wood: Saturday 18th November: Meet at Aughton Barns SD550668. Please share cars if possible

Indoor meetings in Unitarian Church (as LDBWS), starting 1930hrs

Friday 13th October: Otters in the north west by Dave Neighbour. NWW and Wildlife Trusts Otters and Rivers Project

Friday 10th November: The River Keer Restoration Project by Linda Renshaw

Friday 8th December: Members evening with slides and prints (of wildlife, outings, working parties etc.), competition, mince pies etc.

Other events:

North-west Bird Fair

This will be at Martin Mere on weekend 18th-19th November from 0900 to 1800hrs. There will be a full weekend of natural history talks and workshops by high profile speakers. A fair selection of Bird Tour companies will be present and similarly optics and clothing companies. Adult entrance fee is 5, OAPs 4 and children 3. Telephone number for Martin Mere is 01704 895181

Volunteering for Wildlife conference

This will be held at the LWT Environment Education Centre at Penwortham on Saturday 7th October. Further information at Heysham Nature reserve office.

Small Sit/Visible migration count Saturday 7th October

Jean Roberts has written up the last two of these so you all know what goes on! Volunteers required for any new sites and it would be especially interesting if anyone was prepared to cover a 'pass' site such as the Trough of Bowland. Please do not volunteer to cover a site unless you know your (especially flight) calls, but you are VERY welcome to join an existing team/individual as a learning process. Please contact Pete Marsh (01524/66775 or Jean Roberts 07773271187 or ejroberts@hotmail.com). The count will be from 0700hrs (or dawn) and 0900hrs

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