Group Information/Activities

Group Information
Scarborough Birders is a group of people interested in the birds of the Scarborough area, and provides a network and a voice for local birdwatchers.

The group organizes an annual programme of indoor lectures, held in Scarborough, giving members, young or old, novice or experienced, the opportunity to learn more about birds, locally, nationally, or internationally, and to share experiences with fellow enthusiasts. The group collects all records of bird sightings in a defined recording area, and these are collated by group members. Records are ultimately submitted to the Yorkshire Naturalist’s Union to form part of the Yorkshire Bird Report.

Scarborough Birders participates in survey work and projects on the birds and habitat improvement of the local area, with the aim of promoting conservation and assisting conservation bodies in their work. Membership of Scarborough Birders is open to anyone with an interest in the birds of the Scarborough area. The group has assigned officers which will can be reviewed at AGMs. Current officers:- Nick Addey - Chair Chris Bradshaw - vice-Chair Chris Bell - Treasurer A bank account under the name of Scarborough Birders is held with Santander Plc.


Activities
No monthly indoor meetings planned for 2019/20 but a joint meeting with Scarborough Field Naturalists planned for early 2020. Date to be agreed.

Our usual mini pelagic boat trips are taking place in August/September 2019 from Scarborough harbour:-

Sun 18th August on Queensferry (fully booked now)
Sun 25th August on Becca-Marie (fully booked now)
Sun 1st September on Queensferry (fully booked now)

Please email Nick Addey (nickaddey@dsl.pipex.com) if you want adding to reserve list. Cancellations often occur.

Regular migration watches take place at Long Nab bird observatory. Contact the Chairman if you are interested in joining in. Places can be limited in the observatory at times but often birders are stood outside watching land based migration.

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