The RSPB Doncaster Local Group supports the work of the RSPB and organises events for it’s members and the general public who are interested in the conservation and protection of birds and wildlife in general.
For further information about the group go to the About Us menu option.
Group Christmas Video 2020
The RSPB is a conservation organisation and does not have facilities to look after abandoned or injured birds. They do, however, offer advice. Please click on the icon above for advice.
To become a member of the RSPB Doncaster Local Group is not compulsory to be a member of the RSPB but we do encourage membership because of the many extra benefits you gain including free entry to RSPB sites.
If you would like to join the group and take part in our many activities, including learning more about birds and wildlife, then please get in touch with our membership officer by clicking the icon above.
With a number of public lakes around Doncaster e.g. Lakeside, Sandall Park, Askern there is a tendency gfor the public to want to feed the ducks and geese. There is no problem with this except it is important you do not feed them bread as it can cause serious and life threatening consequences for the birds. Click on the icon above for advice on what to feed these birds with.
Bird Watching Kit
Eyes and Ears
With these you can see bird movement or hear a bird calling which aids detection and sometimes identification of a bird.
Binoculars give you a closer view of a bird and aids identification. Locally, both RSPB Old Moor and Potteric Carr allow you to try binoculars in different price ranges. Also try the RSPB shop site on the internet.
A spotting scope gives greater magnification than binoculars but can be quite expensive. If you are just starting birdwatching, then if you go out with our group more experienced members will gladly let you look through their scopes.
Tripod and Hide Clamps
If you have a spotting scope then a tripod is essential. They are also useful if you have a camera with a big lens. There are the normal three-legged tripod and specialised hide clamps can only be used in hides.