Meetings and trips

Indoor meetings are now held in the Sheffield University 'The Diamond' building on Leavygreave Road S3 7RD (opposite St George''s Church) Lecture Theatre 2, on the second Wednesday of each month (except June, July and August) and include: an illustrated talk by an ornithologist of local or national standing, news of forthcoming events, features on identification and local habitats and recent bird news from the Sheffield area.

Meetings start at 7:15pm prompt and finish by 9:30pm, and are free to members; non-members welcome, a £2 fee applies for temporary membership.

2021 Programme of meetings are as follows (subject to COVID restrictions):

 Date

 Speaker

 Subject

 Location

 January 13th                   Mike Price                                                   Peak District Raptors                                               The Diamond LT2 / TBC      
 February 10th  Andy Butler  Bird Migration at Besh Barmag The Diamond LT2 / TBC        
 March 10th Richard Hill  *Birds in the Sheffield Area 2020 & AGM The Diamond LT2 / TBC    
 April 14th  Ben Hatchwell  Long-tailed Tits The Diamond LT2 / TBC        
 May 12th  Dawn Balmer  Unravelling the Mysteries of Migration The Diamond LT2 / TBC        
 September 8th  Mike Dilger  So you want to be a Wildlife Presenter? The Diamond LT2 / TBC       
 October 13th  Simon Gillings  Nocturnal Migration The Diamond LT2 / TBC      
 November 10th  Jack Ashton-Booth  20 Years of Studying Raptors The Diamond LT2 / TBC      
 December 8th  Sarah Harris  The Arctic Skua The Diamond LT2 / TBC        

 

 *Review of the Year will be followed by a number of short presentations by members

 

 

The SBSG Committee reserves the right to amend the programme and/or make a small admission charge as necessary, giving as much notice as circumstances allow. 

Parking for Indoor Meetings

You will now require a staff Car Parking Permit to park in any of the University car parks. Therefore there is no visitor parking in University car parks. The University do have the Q Park on Durham Road now open and there are special evening and weekend rates in place that can be found online here.

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Local field meetings for 2021: 

March Derwentdale Raptors
April Orgreave Lakes - Waders & Wagtails Waders and Wagtails
May Padley Gorge Spring Migrants
June Hallam Moors Crepuscular Creep Moorland Birds
October Redmires Reservoirs Visible Migration
December Pit-house West Winter Highlights

Local field trips are free to members; non-members welcome, a £2 fee applies for temporary membership.

The SBSG Committee reserves the right to amend the programme as necessary, giving as much notice as circumstances allow.

 


Foreign Bird Trip Register

At a previous indoor meeting it was suggested that the membership had a wealth of knowledge and expertise around birding trips abroad. Yet that is not widely shared except when a local member gives a talk on one of their trips.

Please visit here for examples of recent trips abroad. I would suggest contributions from the last 6 years with details on the type of holiday eg family, or specific birding together with tour company /tour guide used. Contact details will be provided by those willing to share any inside info on their trip.

If anyone is willing to have their experiences logged in such a way can they contact Neil Porter on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and he will update the spreadsheet for the IT team at intervals.

As an aside it might also reveal some willing speakers for a short talk in the future although that is of course entirely voluntary.

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