Welcome to the SBSG website

Sheffield Bird Study Group was formed in December 1972 as a forum for birdwatchers in and around the city with an active interest in ornithology. The group's recording area, covering twelve 10km squares with the city roughly in the middle, is hugely diverse, stretching north to the outskirts of Barnsley, south to Chesterfield, east to the lowlands beyond Rotherham and Bolsover, and west to the highest tops of the Peak District National Park.

We aim to promote an interest in birds in the community, provide something of interest to all levels of birder, co-ordinate fieldwork and recording in the area, and work with and complement the work of like-minded local and national organisations for the benefit of birds. SBSG is registered charity No 510857. Click here for more.

 

RECENT SIGHTINGS

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Thursday 20th June - Volunteer Work Day

Thank you to everyone that helped with the last Volunteer Work Day clearing out the cross drains and cutting back.  The next volunteer work day is on Thursday 20th June and its the time of year for bracken again so we will be carrying out a bracken pulling session. Please remember to bring your lunch, water, sturdy boots and waterproofs. Midgies have been around recently so please bring insect repellent if needed. 

Mike will be running the session so please can you meet him in the usual place, Stony Ridge Car Park car park (SK 29581 80251) at 10am.  If you need to ring him his number is 07706287737.

Thanks,

Hannah

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0114 263 4335


FIELD TRIP

Crepuscular Creep - Stanage Pole

WEDNESDAY 26TH JUNE

Our annual ‘Crepuscular Creep’ will meet up at Redmires Top Reservoir at 8.30pm. We will walk out up to Stanage Pole in the hope of seeing breeding waders, Nightjars and perhaps owls.

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Colour-ringed Willow Tits 

During May 7 juvenile Willow Tits were ringed at Totley. Observers are asked to all sightings of these colour-ringed birds. Each bird has a unique combination with a yellow ring over another coloured ring that is either blue, yellow, red, orange, black, light green or white, as shown in the example below.

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Membership

Good news for younger members

Free membership is now available for persons under the age of 25.  The age limit was previously 22.  And it’s available regardless of whether you’re in full time education or not.  Existing members should by now have received revised membership certificates from Martin Hodgson, the Membership Secretary.  If you haven’t but you think you ought to have, or if you are a paying member who now qualifies for free membership, please contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

Help Sheffield University and SBSG support the Sheffield Peregrines

With your help we can provide more opportunities for people to learn more about these amazing birds as well as carry out important research. You can support the Sheffield Peregrines Project by donating through the Virgin Money Giving page.

Click on this link to learn more about the plans for the project and to donate:

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