Field Trips

NEXT FIELD MEETINGS

VISIT TO HAUXLEY & DRURIDGE BAY

Saturday, 13th OCT 2018 at 10.00 am. (Meet at Discovery Centre, Hauxley NU 283025)

Meet at the Discovery Centre, where we will begin our visit in NWT’s new flagship centre at Hauxley before visiting East Chevington and perhaps some of the other Druridge Bay reserves, based on current knowledge. Wear suitable clothing, stout footwear and bring a packed lunch.

Leaders: Alan & Margaret Goodall

Bad weather postponed this outing but watch this space for news of the November trip –  probably to Hauxley


Field trips are organised, usually monthly. Locations for field trips can be any of:

  • Local boat trips to see seabirds
  • Lakes, estuaries, bays, mudflats and foreshore for waterfowl and waders
  • Coastal headlands for migrants on passage, divers, grebes, seaduck and seabirds
  • Woodland for early morning birdsong
  • Inland valleys and hills for passerine and other species

Occasionally we go further afield – e.g. a recent weekend to the Cairngorms for Capercaillie and Crested Tit and other Scottish birds.

Everyone is made welcome on a field trip – beginner and expert, young and old, resident and visitors. All you need to bring are your binoculars, some refreshments on an all day trip, and for most trips walking boots or Wellingtons and warm waterproof clothing are recommended. Please follow the directions of the field trip Leader and comply with the Country Code. Non-members joining a field trip are asked to give a donation of £2.

Help with identification is always available on North Northumberland Bird Club field trips.

Each field trip is reported in the NNBC Newsletter.

Please click on the link below: – All participants on field trips must study and adhere to the following risk assessment.  NNBCRiskAssessment

 

RESIDENTIAL WEEKENDS

Next Residential Visit at planning stage…

Group in Speyside, june 2018

Group firmly focussed on birding on our recent visit to Grant Arms Hotel, Speyside in June 2018 Photo by Richard Poyer