Whats On Guide…….May ’08

Guided Walks and Events in Cornwall for the month of May include:

April – early June 10 am-5 pm
RSPB – Choughs on the Lizard watchpoint
Over the past six seasons this pair of wild choughs has successfully raised 24 young, many of which have survived to adulthood and recolonised other stretches of Cornwall’s coast. Come to the chough watchpoint at the National Trust’s, Southerly Point. Information wardens will update you on all the latest chough news and show you the birds as they fly to and from their nesting cave. Watchpoint closed in bad weather. The Cornwall Chough Project is a partnership between RSPB, Natural England and The National Trust. It is also part of Action for Birds in England, a partnership between RSPB and Natural England.

Friday 2nd May
Monthly social meet at the Old Quay House, Lelant. 8pm ‘ish for informal chat and drinks

Sunday 11th May. 6am to 8am – CBWPS
Draynes Wood (Golitha Falls) SX 689 227 An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus. Places restricted to 12. Booking essential. Tel 01872 273939 x247 (Work). Bring warm clothing and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners. Free car parking. Leader Gary Lewis Manager CWT ERCCIS

Wed 14 May 10 am-12 noon
RSPB – Spring warblers walk
RSPB Marazion Marsh nature reserve
At this time of the year the marsh is alive with the sound of birdsong as migrant warblers return from Africa to breed. Meet at reserve entrance opposite the small private car park (SW 514312) to join the warden. Members £1, non-members £1.50. Booking essential. Contact the RSPB, 01392 432691.

Saturday 17th May 0900am – CWBPS
Porthgwarra An all-day walk looking for migrants and and a bit of sea-watching. Meet in the car-park. Map Ref SW 371 218. Leader Viv Stratton (01736 796487)

Sun 18 May 2 pm-4.30 pm
RSPB Springtime on the Lizard walk

Join the RSPB for this leisurely coastal walk around Cornwall’s most southerly point, looking at resident birds, including Cornish choughs and spring migrants.

Sunday 18th May. 6.00am. – CWBPS and CWT
Cabilla Woods CWT Nature Reserve. We should hear a wide range of woodland birds if the weather is favourable. Park opposite the sawmill by driving up Cabilla track for 75m or park near
the forestry barrier just across the stream from the sawmill. Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners. SX128.652 Leader local birding expert Dave Conway 01208-77686.

Sunday 18th May. 6.00am – CWBPS and CWT
Ladock Wood. SW 884 516. We should hear a wide range of woodland birds, owls, woodpecker, warblers and nuthatch if the weather is favorable. Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars Meet at Ladock Wood car park between Mitchell and Ladock. All are welcome. Leader Wildlife expert Dave Thomas 01726 861093 after 6pm.

Sunday 18th May 6.00am – CWBPS
Hayle River. SW 560 351
An early morning riverside walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus.
Meet at the car park by St.Erth Church. Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars.
All are welcome and ideal for beginners. Leader local birding expert Roy Phillips.

Sunday 18th May. 6.00am – CWBPS
Marazion Marsh Nature Reserve. SW 513 311
Dawn Chorus meeting at Marazion Marsh. Meet at the reserve entrance in Green Lane.
We expect to see/hear Willow W; Chiffchaff; Sedge W; Reed W; Blackcap; Whitethroat & Cetti’s W plus the resident birds including Reed Bunting. Free car parking is available along the seafront towards Jordan’s Cafe. Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. All are welcome and ideal for beginners. Leader Steve Jackson BTO coordinator.

Sunday 25th May 6.00am – CWBPS and CWT
Respryn Wood NT Reserve, Nr Lanhydrock House. SX 098 636.
An early morning riverside woodland walk to see and hear the spring dawn chorus, with luck we might see breeding Dipper, Kingfisher and Pied Flycatcher. Bring warm clothing, drinks and binoculars. Meet at NT Respryn car park, pay in donations box. All are welcome and ideal for beginners. Leader local birding expert Sid Cole 01726-871471

Sunday 25th May 0930am – CWBPS
Hell’s Mouth A morning walk on the cliffs looking for breeding auks, etc. Meet in the layby at Hells Mouth. Map Ref SW 604 428.Leader Eric James (01326 573225)

Saturday 31st May 0930am – CWBPS
The Lizard A morning walk around the cliffs and valleys looking for birds in land and sea, including the Choughs. Meet at the village green. Map Ref SW 703 125. Leader Mike Lord (01326 290981)

The above mentioned events are CWT, CWBPS and RSPB organised unless otherwise stated.

One thought on “Whats On Guide…….May ’08

  1. Dave Thomas

    Re the Dawn Chorus meetings for 18th & 25th May. These meetings, 4 on the 18th and 1 on the 25th, where organised by me on behalf of the CWT, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the CBWPS, Cornwall Bird-Watching & Preservation Society. Could you please put this right on your Whats On guide.
    Thank you
    Dave.

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