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Birdwatching Events for October to December 2008 are shown. Any changes or additions to these events will be shown in the forthcoming events section of the monthly newsletter on this web site.

NEW - see events at the bottom of this list for early 2009.

OCTOBER

Sunday 19th October, 10am Ė 3pm, Connahís Quay Reserve Open Day.
Join the Deeside Naturalists Society for some spectacular high-tide birdwatching. (HW: 29.5ft, 13.57). Location: From A548 take the Connahís Quay turn, and follow the Power Station signs. A member of the society will greet you at the reserve entrance. Further information: D.N.S. - 01244 537440. This event is free.

Sunday 26th October 3.30pm
Parkgate Raptor Watch
Come along and watch birds of prey with the experts. See the graceful hen harriers coming in to roost on the RSPB reserve. Other birds of prey we hope to see are merlin, peregrine, sparrowhawk, short-eared owl and barn owl. Meet at the Old Baths car park, which overlooks the Dee Estuary RSPB Reserve at Parkgate, close to The Boat House pub. No need to book.

NOVEMBER

Saturday 1st November
Free Guided Walk, Flint Saltmarsh, Meet at the Flint Lifeboat stn Car park 10.30am.
Join RSPB warden for spectacular views of Black Tailed Godwit and other birds. Wellingtons Advisable. No need to book, further details call 0151 336 7681.

Note that the two events on 15th November, below, can be easily combined. Heswall is best before high tide, i.e. from 9.30am to 10.30am. Leaving the Mud'n'Marsh event at 10.30am leaves plenty of time to get to Hoylake to see the high tide there.

Note that the two events on 15th November, below, can be easily combined. Heswall is best before high tide, i.e. from 9.30am to 10.30am. Leaving the Mud'n'Marsh event at 10.30am leaves plenty of time to get to Hoylake to see the high tide there.

Saturday 15th November 9.30am start, MudíníMarsh.
Join the Rangers down at Banks Rd, Lower Heswall where the mudflats of the Dee meet the marsh for a high tide birdwatch. From our elevated vantage point on the shore we will watch 1000ís of waders being forced off the mudflats by the rising tide and into the safety of the marsh. No need to book, meet at Banks Rd car park, Lower Heswall. This event includes a one mile walk and is likely to be muddy, please use appropriate footwear.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884.

Saturday 15th November, 9.45am to Noon (high tide at 11.41am), Kings Gap High Tide Birdwatch (Hoylake).
Come and join the RSPB, Wirral Rangers and Voluntary Wardens watching the huge high tide wader roost at Kings Gap, Hoylake. Expect to see thousands of Dunlin, Knot and Oystercatcher, and hundreds of Grey Plover, Sanderling and Curlew - a magnificent sight! Telescopes will be on hand for you to look at the birds, and experts will be there to help you identify the birds. The Rangers and RSPB Wardens will be there from 9.30am, high tide is at 11.41am, so I would advise arriving an hour before high tide so you can see the birds getting pushed in by the sea. 

Saturday 15th November 9.30am start
MudíníMarsh
Join the Rangers down at Banks Rd, Lower Heswall where the mudflats of the Dee meet the marsh for a high tide birdwatch. From our elevated vantage point on the shore we will watch 1000ís of waders being forced off the mudflats by the rising tide and into the safety of the marsh. No need to book, meet at Banks Rd car park, Lower Heswall.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884.

Sunday 23rd November 2.30pm
Parkgate Raptor Watch
Come along and watch birds of prey with the experts. See the graceful hen harriers coming in to roost on the RSPB reserve. Other birds of prey we hope to see are merlin, peregrine, sparrowhawk, short-eared owl and barn owl. Meet at the Old Baths car park, which overlooks the Dee Estuary RSPB Reserve at Parkgate, close to The Boat House pub. No need to book.

DECEMBER

Sunday 14th December 9.30am start
Marsh Matters
Join the Rangers at Riverbank Rd car park to watch over the Dee Marshes as the tide sweeps in.
Watch for waders, ducks, raptors and maybe an elusive Water Rail or two!
No need to book, meet at Riverbank Rd car park, Lower Heswall.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884

Sunday 21st December 2.30pm
Parkgate Raptor Watch
Come along and watch birds of prey with the experts. See the graceful hen harriers coming in to roost on the RSPB reserve. Other birds of prey we hope to see are merlin, peregrine, sparrowhawk, short-eared owl and barn owl. Meet at the Old Baths car park, which overlooks the Dee Estuary RSPB Reserve at Parkgate, close to The Boat House pub. No need to book.

Saturday 27th December 9am start
Mud Matters
Join the Rangers as they follow the rising tide along Thurstaston Shore. As the channels and gullies of the mudflats fill many Redshank, Knot, Curlew and Dunlin will be forced into the open and Pintail will start to drift towards the Heswall Marshes. We will then return to the Visitor Centre via Heswall Fields and the Wirral Way where we will look for hedgerow and farmland birds.
No need to book. Meet at the Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Thurstaston.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884.

Wednesday 28th January 2009 9.30am start
Mud Matters
Join the Rangers as they follow the rising tide along Thurstaston Shore. As the channels and gullies of the mudflats fill many Redshank, Knot, Curlew and Dunlin will be forced into the open and Pintail will start to drift towards the Heswall Marshes. We will then return to the Visitor Centre via Heswall Fields and the Wirral Way where we will look for hedgerow and farmland birds.
No need to book. Meet at the Wirral Country Park Visitor Centre, Thurstaston.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884.

Tuesday 10th February 2009 9am start
MudíníMarsh
Join the Rangers down at Banks Rd, Lower Heswall where the mudflats of the Dee meet the marsh for a high tide birdwatch. From our elevated vantage point on the shore we will watch 1000ís of waders being forced off the mudflats by the rising tide and into the safety of the marsh. No need to book, meet at Banks Rd car park, Lower Heswall.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884

Thursday 12th March 2009 9am start
Marsh Matters
Join the Rangers at Riverbank Rd car park to watch over the Dee Marshes as the tide sweeps in.
Watch for waders, ducks, raptors and maybe an elusive Water Rail or two!
No need to book, meet at Riverbank Rd car park, Lower Heswall.
For more info: (0151) 648 4371/3884


The RSPB is a charitable organisation which relies heavily on the support of its members. You can join at any of the RSPB diary events or you can contact the Warden on 0151 336 7681. New members receive a free hand book packed with detailed illustrations and information, ĎBirdsí magazine and access to over 100 RSPB nature reserves throughout the UK Ė plus the knowledge that you will be helping to safeguard the future of Britainís wildlife!

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