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Bird Watching

Bird Watching  GroupA hardy group of keen amateur birdwatchers who hold regular field trips, weather permitting, to reserves and other bird-watching sites in the region.

Contact the Group Leader

Group contact: Marion May

Telephone: 07903 710303

Group contact: Jasmina Goodair

Telephone: 07974 700883

u3a Lostwithiel Birdwatching Calendar Sept 2023 - August 2024

The calendar below is the proposed calendar for our next season of bird field trips. Though primarily we are a bird watching group we do in reality take an interest in all wildlife we come across from mammals, insects and butterflies to plants and fungi.

You do not need to be an expert, all are welcome and if you enjoy photography do bring your camera.

This calendar can be subject to change depending on weather and local conditions. Always check the web site beforehand and emails for details, usually a couple of weeks prior to event. If unsure please email one of the group contacts.



Hi all,

A very successful trip to Porth reservoir in March where we recorded 25 species including the Long-Tailed female duck who has spent some months over winter here to everyone's surprise as well a few flyby's by 2 kingfishers. We then went to Newquay Boating lake at Trenance gardens where we had lunch and observed only 5 species. Afterwards as the Gannel was very muddy we decided to go to Pentire Point where a further 13 species were observed including Gannets and Common scoter. In total we observed and recorded 40 species .
Our next trip is to Respryn on the 10th April - one of our favourite haunts where we hope to find the Dippers and Grey Wagtails. 
Hoping to see you there



Site Meeting time Meeting place Lead

13th September 2023

Trevose 10.00am  NT carpark Jasmina

11th October 2023

Hayle estuary 10.00am RSPB site by Ryan's field Marion

8th November 2023

Davidstow and Camelford 10.00am TBA Adrian

13th December2024

Camel Trail 10.00am Piggy Lane Carpark Jasmina

10th January 2024

Bude 10.00am Town Carpark by Info centre Adrian and Marion

14th February 2024

Walmsley and Middle Amble 10.00am Trewornan Manor Adrian

13th March 2024

Porth Reservoir 10.00am Porth reservoir carpark Adrian

10th April 2024

Respryn 10.00am Respryn Carpark Gillie

1st May 2024


Looe Island 10.00am Looe Jasmina
11th June 2024 Breney Common & Helman Tor 10.00am


Chris & Nuala
10th July 2024

Park Head & Porthmear valley


10.00am Park head NT Carpark  Adrian
14th August 2024

Lostwithiel walk, planning mtg & supper


4.00pm Coulson Park Marion and Jasmina