This website operates as a separate entity but is happy to promote the activities of the Wilmslow Guild Birdwatching Group. The group meets in facilities provided by Wilmslow Guild where its history dates back to 1932. Our membership interests cover most aspects of birds and birding and people have been heard to say that we are a friendly, sociable group who don't take themselves too seriously. That might be why we changed our name from W.G Ornithological Society to Birdwatching Group.
What do we do?
Currently the group operates at two levels, both of which are well supported by our own membership plus members of other local bird groups:-
Updates to Indoor Meeting or Field Trip programmes, new Trip Reports, Newsletters and other Bird Group content, are the responsibility of the BG Committee. Five members of the committee are currently authorised to create, edit and upload information and images in the website.
Do you need to know something about us?
How to join the Birdwatching Group.
All members of the Birdwatching Group are required to be members of the Wilmslow Guild which they can join in person at 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5HD. All members of the Guild are eligible to join the Birdwatching Group which can be done at the same time as joining the Guild or at any of the Indoor Meetings.
Non-members are welcome at Indoor Meetings (except the AGM) as well as on Field Trips, on payment of a small fee. Priority in favour of Group members is exercised in respect of field trips involving coach transportation.
Are you interested in joining our website?
You don't have to be a member of the Birdwatching Group to join our website. If you are interested please click on Join this website.
Even if you don't join you can still participate.
If you go to Site Feedback in the Forum module you can make a posting in this website. All you need is a valid email address so why not try it? We welcome contact from like-minded people. For security reasons we do not publish the names, addresses home or email, telephone numbers of people involved in this website.
Top five topics accessed visitors in the period Jan to end May 2013 were Wrens, Sandpipers Page, Starlings and Grackles, Piping Plover and the Lothian weekend. In June the top five topics were Liz's Page, Nelson's Page, Piping Plover, Sandpiper's Page and Shore-line birds. Forum and Your Pages received considerable in-depth interest. A good month for the website.
Other websites of interest.
Related websites are:-
- Gruffalump's Birds - Overview of websites. http://bbsi.wikidot.com.
- Wilmslow Birders 2 - for the wider interest, this website has an alphabetical listing of Articles, Features and Reviews about birds - currently 42 and counting. Click on http://wgbw.wikidot.com.
- Group Birds by Habitats and Niches, click on http://bomy.wikidot.com.
- Birds by Common Name Groups http://baob.wikidot.com.
Cheshire and Wirral Ornithological Society, to which our Bird Group is affiliated, focus specifically on birds of Cheshire and the Wirral. They produce an annual report about birds in the area and have recently published a Breeding and Wintering Atlas of birds in Cheshire and the Wirral, which is also available online at Birds in Cheshire and Wirral.
Various other bird groups, which have their own websites, are located in the Manchester, Stockport and Knutsford areas.