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Updated 20 February, 2024


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20th February A reminder subs are now due for 2024. See Richard Platts, our new Membership Secretary, and put him to work ;-)

14th February We've a couple signed up for the Year List Competition already. Why not give it go, its not too late. Try and see as many species as possible within SK58 within the year. Adds another dynamic to local birding, and makes you look for all the species, common as well as the more elusive! Sign up today!

31st January Last night was our AGM. A few changes and an initiative. After 20+ years Lyn Facer is stepping down as Membership Secretary. We welcomed and voted in Richard Platts as new Membership Secretary. Our thanks to Lyn for all the years of service and to Richard for taking on the role. You've some boots to fill!

We are also launching an initiative to boost membership. Our Treasurer, Farrell, gave a short presentation stating "SK58 Birders are an endangered species, with only 57 left in the wild!!" He's not wrong. See slides below.

26th January 2024 is a Tetrad Atlas Year, so just a heads up that from February, we'll be looking for volunteers to take on one or more of the 2km x2km squares that make up SK58. Ideally we aim for the same folk to cover the same squares they did previously for consistency. We'll launch this years survey at the February indoor meeting. For new members, the survey is run every two years, whereby on two, one hour visits, you record all the adult birds within your 2km x 2km square, by walking a predetermined route, taking in varying habitats.

2nd January Just a reminder to all, to submit your 2023 records as soon as possible so we can put the 2023 records to bed. Also a reminder that subscriptions are due at the January meeting.

Some of us were out on New Years Day and we had a really good day. It prompted us to reinstate our Year List competition. Its great fun and provides a focus for local birding/ recording. If anyone wants to take part, simply let the recorder know and at the end of each month send your tally for the year so far. Its just a bit of friendly fun and the winner receives a glossy certificate at the end of the year.

19th December Is a smart phone on your Christmas list? Did know SK58 Birders has it's own Bird News Service? We have a "WhatsApp" group dedicated to broadcasting immediate bird news to members. It works on either iPhone and Android phones. Simply search, download and install the free "Whats App" app from the store on your device- then let our Recorder have your mobile phone number. You'll be added to the group, and then you'll receive news and updates on SK58 Birds straight to your phone as well as being able to broadcast to other members, any good birds you find within the square.

12th December Wishing members, organisers and visitors to the website, "A Very Happy Christmas! & Very Best Birding Wishes for 2024".

A group focused on recording the bird life of a single 10km square between Sheffield, Rotherham & Worksop

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