Our March and April indoor meetings have now been cancelled.
The rapidly-escalating nature of the Covid-19 virus infection has led the Peterborough Bird Club committee to postpone the indoor meetings scheduled for March 31 and April 28. It is felt that we should avoid gatherings in confined spaces because too many of our members fall into the ‘at risk’ category due to age or underlying illnesses.
We hope to reschedule April’s Annual General Meeting to the start of the new season of indoor meetings on September 29, when Brian Eversham of the BCN Wildlife Trusts will be the guest speaker.
Mid-week walks and weekend field trips cancelled
Following guidance by government about minimising social contact, Peterborough Bird Club has cancelled all scheduled outdoor meetings until further notice. It is vital to avoid close contact with groups of people to help arrest transmission of the virus.
Prolonged confinement to the home could potentially lead to feelings of depression, so getting out on a regular basis, whether it is just into the garden, or for longer walks is to be encouraged. It is best to avoid places such as Country Parks where people are likely to congregate in large numbers on nice days.... treat this time as an opportunity to explore the network of footpaths that surround Peterborough. With Chiffchaffs already singing and other early migrants ready to appear, there is plenty for nature lovers to look forward to during this difficult period.
David Cromack (PBC chairman)
Welcome to the Peterborough Bird Club. We are a friendly group and warmly welcome new members. Whether you are an expert or beginner, the club aims to bring people together that have a shared interest in nature, particularly birds.
The club runs local walks in through out the year and indoor presentations through the autumn and winter.
Presentations are given by club members, professional photographers and representatives of national nature organisations covering local, national and international birds as well as other nature based subjects such as reptiles, bees, conservation etc….
Walks are usually local but we often go further afield. During these the leaders and others, naturally pass on their knowledge and experience as well as highlighting local sites.
Visitors are welcome to join us on a walk or attend our presentations. You could even join the club and help us carry on into the future.
Come and join us
When you order bird food from Vine House Farm, mention the Peterborough Bird Club and they may make a donation to the club.
Why not join?
Ian Gordon is now managing the Peterbirder sighting and bird information blog site on behalf of the bird club to ensure this useful local facility continues.
Click to link to Peterbirder * and click sign in to log in. If you need to request an id click Sign Up at the bottom and complete the form.
* Link now fixed