Indoor Meetings

Our group holds an evening meeting on a monthly basis from September through to April in the following year. Apart from brief announcements relating to our activities, supported by a Newsletter, the main item on the agenda for each evening is an audio / visual presentation by a speaker invariably well known in the birding world. The Indoor Meetings Secretary does considerable research well in advance to find good presenters over a range of topics. This involves a degree of networking with other bird groups. The dates and titles of presentations to be given at these 8 meetings are available on the membership card and are outlined in a little more detail below.

The meetings are usually (but not always!) held on the last Friday of each month at the Guild. They commence at 7.30 pm prompt. The meeting usually ends at about 9.30 pm and there is a short break for tea / coffee at an appropriate point in the presentation. We are pleased to say that these meetings are well attended and obviously much appreciated by members and visitors alike.


Jan 18 …. Mike Lane - A Lane in Eastern Europe

Feb 08 …. Mike McKavett - From Banjul to Bassa. My search for the Crocodile Bird

Mar 22 …. Paul Kenyon - Discovering Donana

Apr 26 …. AGM, followed by John Gardner - Iberian Birding

Sep 27 …. Brian Anderson - Antarctica Portfolio

Oct 25 …. Jim Almond - 2014 Jim's Big Year

Nov 22 …. Pauline Greenhalgh - A Shot at Wildlife

Dec 6 …. Robert Davidson - Svalbard - A Polar Wilderness


Jan 24 …. Dave Brotton - World Wide

Feb 28 …. Chris Gooddie - The Jewel Hunter

Mar 20 …. Alan Davies & Ruth Miller - Uganda - Pearl of Africa

Apr 24 …. Jeff Clarke - Inspiring Avians plus AGM (note 7.15pm start)

All meetings commence at 7:30pm prompt, except for the combined AGM/Meeting on April 24 which starts at 7.15pm


All meetings are held in the hall at St Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, Tatton Street, Knutsford, WA16 6HR on the first Friday of the month, unless otherwise stated - please check the programme. There is a large and free car park off Tatton Street close to the hall.

An entrance fee of £2.00 to members and £4.00 for non-members will be charged at all meetings except the AGM when there will be free admission. A coffee break is taken halfway through the evening. The doors open at 7:30pm for a 7:45pm start.

Details of the next meeting are as follows –

3rd January 2020

In this talk bird photographer, Richard Steel, will take you on a journey that starts around 200 miles inside the Arctic Circle and then northward through the taiga forest and into the tundra areas of the most north-eastern point of Europe. In the land of the summer midnight sun, where time almost becomes abstract for birds and people, a photographer is challenged by both the weather and sleep deprivation. On the journey some iconic and fascinating birds will be encountered from Pine Grosbeak to the eerie silence of the Ruff lek.

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