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Local RSPB Group

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Wakefield & District RSPB Local Group

Wakefield & District Local RSPB Group is affiliated to the national RSPB. The group welcomes members from anywhere within the district as well as anyone who lives close to the boundary including those who are not RSPB members. As a group we promote the RSPB and support its activities through raising awareness, education and fund raising.
We are active as a local group and hold indoor and outdoor meetings. The indoor meetings are held at Ossett Community Centre from September to April with a speaker giving the group a talk. The topics vary enormously with the themes ranging from a local to an international flavour but all are of great interest.
The outdoor meeting are usually car visits and take place on the Sunday following the indoor meeting. For both indoor and outdoor meetings anybody is welcome to come along and find out more before deciding if they would like to join.
In addition we actively support local initiatives to enhance and improve bird populations. These have included advising farmers about set-aside and grants, putting up nest- boxes and taking a lead role in improving the habitat for tree- sparrows. We also give talks to interested groups.


Reg. Charity No. 207076
Group Subscriptions
Unwaged/OAP £ 6.00 pp
Individuals £ 9.00 pp
Family £ 14.00
In addition an entrance fee of £ 1.00 per group member
or £ 3.00 for non-members will apply at each indoor meeting.


Thursday 22nd January
John Gardner – European Travels

Thursday 26th February
Alice Thompson – St Aidan’s
Laura Bentley – Fairburn Ings

Thursday 26th March
Allan and Susan Parker
Spring Birds on the Outer Hebrides

Thursday 23rd April
Members’ Night
including the AGM

Thursday 24th September
Tom Lawson – To the Tibetan Plateau

Thursday 22nd October
David Tolliday – Nature Around Britain’s Coasts

Thursday 26th November
John McLoughlin – Tales of a Birder in Morocco

Thursday 17th December
Christmas Meal with Guest Speaker


Sunday 25th January
Anglers Country Park

Sunday 1st March
Filey Dams and Brigg

Sunday 29th March
Potteric Carr

Sunday 26th April
Whisby near Lincoln

Saturday 16th May
 Sponsored Birdwatch

Friday 26th June (evening)
Clumber Park

Sunday 26th July
North Cave Wetlands

Sunday 23rd August
Tophill Low

Sunday 27th September
Flamborough Seabird Cruise

Sunday 25th October
Swillington Ings and St Aidans

Sunday 29th November

Sunday 27th December
Pugneys Country Park

All Indoor Meetings start at 7.30 pm and are held in Ossett Community Centre,
Prospect Road, Ossett WF5 8AN
Tel: 01924 274838


Outdoor Meetings
Please wear suitable footwear and outdoor clothing. Further information from any Committee Member or at any Indoor Meeting.