North Northumberland Bird Club


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Field trips are organised, usually monthly. Locations for field trips can be any of:

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.

Risk Assessment


Dawn Chorus Group on Etal Moor

NNBC members on Etal Moor in May 2017 where the woodland edge provided Blue Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit and a Willow Warbler; In the rushy moorland pasture we had a pair of Oystercatchers and a couple of Curlews. Photo-Stewart McCormick.



• Sunday, 15th April at 10 a.m. Farm and Riverside Walk, West Loanend

A walk of 2 to 3 hour's duration from West Loanend over rich farmland and along the South Bank of the River Tweed (opposite Paxton House) in search of farmland and riverside birds such as Grey Partridge, Tree Sparrow, Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting, Skylark, Goosander, Goldeneye, maybe even a Kingfisher or an Otter by the river. Wear suitable footwear such as walking boots or Wellingtons.
Directions/Parking: At the roundabout on the A1 on the western edge of Berwick-upon-Tweed take the Coldstream Road A698. Proceed west for one mile; on the brow of the hill turn right, signposted Horncliffe. [You will see also see brown tourist signs: “Chain Bridge Honey Farm” also “West Ord Holiday Cottages”]. Follow this road round a big right -angle and continue towards Horncliffe. In one mile there is a small double bend in the road on a tiny bridge with an insignificant small road sign to East and West Loanend. Turn right. [Note yellow Council grit box on the corner]. Proceed down towards the River Tweed and in half a mile you will arrive at West Loanend Farmhouse. (O.S. ref: NT945513). There is plenty of space for parking at the Farmhouse. Further direction-phone Mary Worsfold on 07742 728623
                                                                                         Leader:Martin Worsfold       









NNBC Residential Weekend 'Birding on Speyside'  4th-7th June 2018 Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown-on-Spey. 3 nights DBB for £232.50



Further details from Fiona Southern. e-mail:





cold lunch


Group on the  NNBC Yorkshire Trip in 'not so warm' May 2015  Photo by Claire Ward