1 (of 2) U3A Birders Further Information
When:
Friday
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm  
Frequency: Every alternate Fridays weeks on Friday from 1st January 2020 Meetings suspended
Where: Various venues
Organisers: Martin Savage (Membership Secretary & Recorder), Carole Dale ( ), Alan Morton, Nicola Nowak (Secretary)
Status: Suspended Limit: none given Email the group organisers
Description: We meet on Mondays and Fridays at fortnightly or so intervals. Each outing may last for up to 2-3 hours subject to weather and time of year, and usually involves a gentle stroll, with considerable stops to look, listen and, whenever possible, identify what it is that we are looking at. We record, not only birds but also other fauna and flora that takes our collective fancy. Sightings are weather and time of year dependent, and vary between upper teens to more than 50 species on a single trip. We occasionally undertake whole day, or longer, trips to reserves in other parts of the country for those who want to see birds that are not to be found on local patch. Our Group 'life list' currently stands at 169 species although we are not about lists; our aim is enjoyment and learning. No previous knowledge is necessary, the only requirements are interest, binoculars, stout waterproof shoes/boots and, appropriate to the time of year and weather, suitable clothing.

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2 (of 2) U3A Birders Further Information
When:
Monday
9:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Frequency: alternate Mondays / Fridays from 1st January 2020
Where: Various venues
Organisers: Martin Savage (Membership & Recorder), Carole Dale (Committee member), Alan Morton (Committee member), Nicola Nowak (Group Secretary), Felicity Cobb (Committee member)
Status: Suspended Limit: 25 Email the group organisers
Description: We meet on Mondays and Fridays at fortnightly or so intervals. Each outing may last for up to 2-3 hours subject to weather and time of year, and usually involves a gentle stroll, with considerable stops to look, listen and, wherever possible, identify what it is that we are looking at. Our interest has extended in that that we now look for, and record not only birds but also any fauna and flora that takes our collective fancy. Outings can provide sightings of up to 30 bird species with exceptional counts in the low 40s. We occasionally undertake whole day, or longer, trips to reserves in other parts of the country for those who want to see birds that are not to be found on local patch.The only requirements are, interest, binoculars, stout waterproof shoes and (occasionally) ditto clothing.