Wilmslow Guild Birdwatching Group.

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.

Registration for the 2023/24 season of the Birdwatching Group is now open. For details click here. The cost is £39.

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:-

1. Indoor Meetings supported by Newsletters with presentations about aspects of birding and occasionally other wildlife.

2. Field trips to locations and bird reserves within the UK. Trip Reports for the last few years are available.

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?

If you do, please click on these two blue links What is a Birder? and Membership Profile. Hopefully what you read will encourage you to join us.

How to join the Birdwatching Group.

Anyone wishing to join the Wilmslow Guild Birdwatching Group can join in person at Wilmslow Guild, 1 Bourne Street, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5HD or online here. Alternatively join at one 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 For security reasons we do not publish the names, addresses home or email, telephone numbers of people involved in this website.

Other websites and links of interest.

Cheshire and Wirral Bird Report - the annual CAWOS bird report for 2021 is now available. For details click here

Related websites are:-

  • 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.

The nationally known British Trust for Ornithology and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds are established websites known by most birders. RSPB has various bird groups in our locality.

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.

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