Field trips are organised, usually monthly. Locations for field trips can be any of:
- Local boat trips to see seabirds
- Lakes, estuaries, bays, mudflats and foreshore for waterfowl and waders
- Coastal headlands for migrants on passage, divers, grebes, seaduck and seabirds
- Woodland for early morning birdsong
- Inland valleys and hills for passerine and other species
Occasionally we go further afield - e.g. a recent weekend to the Cairngorms for Capercaillie and Crested Tit and other Scottish birds.
Everyone is made welcome on a field trip - beginner and expert, young and old, resident and visitors. All you need to bring are your binoculars, some refreshments on an all day trip, and for most trips walking boots or Wellingtons and warm waterproof clothing are recommended. Please follow the directions of the field trip Leader and comply with the Country Code. Non-members joining a field trip are asked to give a donation of £2.
Help with identification is always available on North Northumberland Bird Club field trips.
Each field trip is reported in the NNBC Newsletter.
Please click on the link below: - All participants on field trips must study and adhere to the following risk assessment.
NNBC members enjoying the dawn chorus on a field trip from Slainsfield on the Ford and Etal Estate led by Lord Joicey. May 2013
NEXT FIELD MEETINGS:
SUNDAY 9th June: Harthope Valley
Meet at 6.30 p.m. in the car parking area at the top end of the valley (O.S. NT961228) for a stroll around looking and listening for Ring Ouzels, Dippers, Wagtails, Woodpeckers and songbirds.
Leader: Graham Bell
DATES FOR THE DIARY
SATURDAY 15th JUNE 2-5p.m. OPEN GARDEN in WOOLER
John and Sylvia Smith welcome you to their garden at 17 Victoria Road, Wooler NE71 6DX O.S. ref. NT 992285. This is a social function- come, relax and enjoy a cream tea whilst admiring the huge variety of plants in this beautiful garden. We are simultaneously supporting the Berwick Swan and Wildlife Trust. There will be a plant stall, and cake stall for which contributions will be very much appreaciated. £2 entry (£1 child) to include cream tea.
(DIRECTIONS: From the A697 Coldstream-Morpeth Road in Wooler close to the Tankerville Hotel, turn in to Ryecroft Way at the old Ryecroft Hotel, then turn immediately left into Victoria Road.)
THURSDAY 25th JULY:Roseate Tern Evening:
Sailing from Amble Harbour. 6.15p.m.-8.15p.m.
NOW FULLY BOOKED
This is a joint meeting of the NNBC and the Natural History Society of Northumbria to see the important Roseate Tern Colony of Coquet Island. Although we cannot land, we hope to get excellent views of both adult and juvenile terns from the boat which will be off shore near the colony. Other species of tern will also be there, enabling a comparison of identification points. After watching the terns, the boat will continue round the island looking for seals, and many other seabirds including shearwaters, skuas, gulls, auks and gannets.
1st-3rd NOVEMBER: Solway Weekend
Further details from Colin Lewis