Our principal aims are to enjoy and learn more about the birds in our area by improving our recognition skills of both appearance and calls.

Most of the ornithology visits are to RSPB or YWT reserves and are usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month except in May and June when we make extra outings. We share cars whenever possible. Some members submit local sightings to our recorder who sends them on to Wharfedale Naturalists Society. New members would be welcome.

Ornithology Visits

Here’s what is coming up soon.

Grass Wood

December 20 @ 10:00 - 16:30

Eccup Reservoir

January 17, 2019 @ 08:30 - 16:30

Gouthwaite Reservoir

February 21, 2019 @ 08:30 - 16:30

All Scheduled Ornithology Visits


All Ornithology Reports

Group Visits

We meet at Colvend carpark to share transport at 8.30am bringing a picnic lunch, suitable footwear and waterproofs.

Members also record their own bird sightings annually and these should be passed to our recorder who passes them on to the YNU.


Contact Us

If you have any questions for the Upper Wharfedale Field Society, or you just want to get on touch, please contact us below.

Upcoming Events

  1. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands


    December 10 @ 19:30 - 21:30
  2. Grass Wood Grassington

    Grass Wood

    December 20 @ 10:00 - 16:30
  3. The Big Dig, Long Preston

    Long Preston’s Archaeological Results

    January 14, 2019 @ 19:30 - 21:30