Thursday, 24 February 2011

BTO ‘Birding in Lincs & Notts’ Conference

The upcoming BTO ‘Birding in Lincs & Notts’ Conference will take place on April 16, 2011 at Riseholme College Campus, University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN2 2LG. The first BTO conference in the area, this exciting event will combine talks and updates from national BTO surveys such as Bird Atlas 2007-11 and the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) as well as fascinating insights into local RSPB Reserves, all you need to know about nesting and nest boxes, birds of prey in the area and what you might find in a ringers’ mist net.

This event represents a great way of meeting your local BTO Regional Representative, BTO staff from our headquarters in Thetford and BTO members and volunteers. There will also be stalls and displays from local bird clubs and conservation organisations and a first class raffle – how can you afford not to come!

Conference tickets are great value, at only £14.00 per person which includes tea, coffee & biscuits and a buffet lunch so book soon to avoid disappointment! For more information and to book a place, please follow the link below:

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The 2009 Lincolnshire Bird Report

The 2009 Lincolnshire Bird Report

Now available online at

In terms of birds, the 2009 report makes interesting reading; the increases in Bitterns, Barn Owls, Little Egrets, Bearded Tits and breeding Red Kites highlights the continued ornithological importance of Lincolnshire. Other interesting birds included a long staying King Eider at Freiston Shore/Witham Mouth, a short staying Terek Sandpiper at Gibraltar Point and a dramatic increase in Cetti’s Warbler records throughout Lincolnshire. It is also interesting to note the increase of records from Frampton Marsh and Alkborough Flats, two recently developed sites, which surely have a very important future ahead of them.

£12.00 Per copy + £1.75 Post & Packing Total costs £13.75

Andrew Chick
Lincolnshire Bird Club

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Witham St Hughs Waxwings

Photo of the some of the 18 present on 9th Feb 2011.

Gull City Centre!!

The place gulls like to be........ Kirkby on Bain Tip!!
Posted by Picasa

Colour-ringed Gull at Kirkby on Bain

Colour-ringed Herring Gull at Kirkby on Bain
Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

LBC AGM - 29th March 2011

Lincs Bird Club AGM
The Admiral Rodney, Horncastle
at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 29th 2011

Lincolnshire’s Birding Frontiers: from the Backyard to the CoastBy Martin Garner
Martin will be talking to the Lincolnshire Bird Club on the opportunities that Lincolnshire’s birders have to push back the frontiers of birding in Lincolnshire. Taking us on a journey from our backyards, to the coast.
Martin’s ornithological writing has included articles for British Birds and Birding World magazines. He is credited with discovering the first British records of Caspian Gull, in Essex in the 1990s. In 1997, with David Quinn and Bob Glover, Martin published a two-part paper in British Birds covering the identification of Yellow-legged and Caspian Gulls, which covered the former in far greater detail than any previous published work, and contained the first detailed English-language descriptions of the latter. His first bird-related book, Frontiers in Birding was published by BirdGuides Ltd. in 2008. He is a member of the British Birds Rarities Committee.
Posted by Picasa