Welcome to the Sheffield Peregrines blog, which will give updates on the comings and goings of Sheffield’s urban Peregrines, updated by members of Sheffield Bird Study Group (SBSG).
The Peregrines have successfully bred for the first time in the city in 2012, on a specially-erected nest platform on The University of Sheffield‘s St George’s Church lecture theatre. Keep your eyes on the blog for further updates and photographs.
About the SBSG
Who are we?
Sheffield Bird Study Group was formed in December 1972 as a forum for birdwatchers in and around the city with an active interest in ornithology. The group’s recording area, covering twelve 10km squares with the city roughly in the middle, is hugely diverse, stretching north to the outskirts of Barnsley, south to Chesterfield, east to the lowlands beyond Rotherham and Bolsover, and west to the highest tops of the Peak District National Park.
SBSG is a registered charity (No 510857), and our constitution, recenty updated to reflect technological changes, is available to members from any Committee Member on request.
What are we about?
Amongst the aims of the group are :
- to promote an interest in birds in the wider community
- to provide something of interest to all birders, from the relative novice, through dedicated patch workers, to the experienced expert
- to co-ordinate fieldwork and recording in the area, such that the bird life of the area is accurately reflected in publications such as our Annual Report
- to work with and complement the work of like- minded local and national organisations for the benefit of birds, such as detailed survey work for external organisations who value our expertise, liaison with national organisations such as BTO in the local fieldwork for national surveys, and species protection work for birds such as Goshawk and Hen Harrier.
For more details about the group, including membership information and a wealth of information about the birds of the Sheffield area, see the SBSG website.