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Programme of Activities

The links below take you to images of our A4 printed programme of activities. You can use these images to print your own handy copy of our programme.

AGM Summary

At the AGM 20 April 2017, Ken and Sheila Cottam were elected to serve as group leader and secretary until the AGM in May 2018. The existing committee was re-elected along with two new members. Ayla Paul to be responsible for social Media and Kate Titford to be deputy group leader. We hope that Kate will become group leader at the next AGM.

Next Events
BOC Weekend Coach Trip to the British Birdwatching Fair. The annual gathering of bird enthusiasts in Britain. Extensive exhibitions of all sorts, a wide range of free talks, plus the chance to do some bird watching too. Saturday 19th August 2017. Details here
 
Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY COACH TRIP
to RSPB Arne
Date: 9 September 2017

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

Birds in a cage
Derek Niemann
Date: 21 September 2017

Full details of this talk
 
 

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18/6/17 Padworth Common walk of 16 June 2017, report added.

26/5/17 Dinton Pastures walk of 24 May 2017, report and photos added.

23/5/17 Report added for the indoor meeting India its Birds, People and the Taj Mahal given by Richard Pople, 18 May 2017.

16/5/17 Otmoor walk of 14 May 2017, report and photos added.

9/5/17 Pagham Harbour coach trip of 6 May 2017, report and photos added.

25/4/17 Report added for the AGM and the indoor meeting 'Managing' Rare Breeders given by Mark Thomas, 20 April 2017. This talk replaced 'Tackling Bird Crime'.

21/4/17 Aston Rowant walk of 19 April 2017, report and photos added.

11/4/17 Wishmoor Bottom walk of 9 April 2017, report and photos added.

25/3/17 Waterside birds ID workshop on 5 April 2017, added to Talks page.

 


Latest News

Saturday 10 June 2017

A cheque for £500

£500 was donated to our group by McCarthy & Stone
Sunday 14 May 2017

We had a stand in Maidenhead High Street on Saturday
[See older news...]

 

 

Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY COACH TRIP
to RSPB Arne
Date: 9 September 2017

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

Birds in a cage
Derek Niemann
Date: 21 September 2017

Full details of this talk
BOC Weekend Coach Trip to the British Birdwatching Fair. The annual gathering of bird enthusiasts in Britain. Extensive exhibitions of all sorts, a wide range of free talks, plus the chance to do some bird watching too. Saturday 19th August 2017. Details here

AGM Summary
At the AGM 20 April 2017, Ken and Sheila Cottam were elected to serve as group leader and secretary until the AGM in May 2018. The existing committee was re-elected along with two new members. Ayla Paul to be responsible for social media and Kate Titford to be deputy group leader. We hope that Kate will become group leader at the next AGM.

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18/6/17 Padworth Common walk of 16 June 2017, report added.

26/5/17 Dinton Pastures walk of 24 May 2017, report and photos added.

23/5/17 Report added for the indoor meeting India its Birds, People and the Taj Mahal given by Richard Pople, 18 May 2017.

16/5/17 Otmoor walk of 14 May 2017, report and photos added.

9/5/17 Pagham Harbour coach trip of 6 May 2017, report and photos added.

25/4/17 Report added for the AGM and the indoor meeting 'Managing' Rare Breeders given by Mark Thomas, 20 April 2017. This talk replaced 'Tackling Bird Crime'.

21/4/17 Aston Rowant walk of 19 April 2017, report and photos added.

11/4/17 Wishmoor Bottom walk of 9 April 2017, report and photos added.

25/3/17 Waterside birds ID workshop on 5 April 2017, added to Talks page.


Latest News

Saturday 10 June 2017

A cheque for £500

£500 was donated to our group by McCarthy & Stone
Sunday 14 May 2017

We had a stand in Maidenhead High Street on Saturday
[See older news...]

 

Walks

We hold frequent bird watching walks, between September and June. Free

Spend a morning with us, exploring a local birding spot such as Dinton Pastures for waterfowl, Braywick for woodland birds, Aston Rowant for Red Kites, or the Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands for Hobby and Skylark.

While bird watching is our main focus, we also watch out for other wildlife such as deer, insects, weasels and even fungi.

Our outings are suitable for everyone, whether you are an experienced birder or just starting an interest in wildlife. Our walking pace is gentle and the distances are frequently short.

Full-day walks offer a change from Berkshire birds and visit more distant destinations such as Keyhaven, Farmoor, Rye Meads, Blashford Lakes, and Otmoor.

We also have a weekend away each year at Gibraltar Point.

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Coach Trips

We run weekend coach day-trips that go to important UK nature reserves such as Rutland Water, Minsmere, Titchwell, Arne and Dungeness.

Coach trips depart from Braywick Park (Braywick Sports Ground), Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BN, where there is free parking.

Departure time is typically 7am and we aim to return around 7pm.

Prices vary by destination.  Adults - £20.00; Under 16's - £10.00, plus a share of any destination coach entrance charge/donations.

Seats must be booked in advance.

Bring binoculars to get closer to the birds, bring a camera to record all the wildlife and bring your family - all welcome.

     

Talks

We organise Indoor talks, at the High Street Methodist Church hall, King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1EA. Easy parking nearby.

Join us at Thursday evening meetings and marvel at the birds of Papua New Guinea, Mallorca, Tanzania, Sarawak, Kenya and even Poole Harbour.... and marvel at the difficulties overcome by our intrepid presenters, bird watching in such far flung places.

We also have talks about conservation and talks about RSPB developments.

We are there from 7.00pm, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 9.30pm

Admission (including refreshments) is £3 for RSPB East Berks Group members, £4 for non-members, £1 for any under 16's.

Illustrated talks are given by experienced speakers drawn from across the UK.

We also present details of our forthcoming events for the next month, hold a small raffle and give a rundown of recent local bird sightings.

News, social chat, biscuits and tea or coffee are always included.

Not sure what to put in your garden bird feeders? Need some advice on which bird guide book to buy? Heard a strange bird call? What bird built that nest in your ivy? Come to a meeting and ask around.

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Black-tailed Godwit

All our events are open to all, particularly beginners and those new to our Thames Valley area. You are assured of a warm welcome and don't have to be a member - come along and we will open up a world of bird experiences to you.

We would be delighted to see you at one of our events. So don't hesitate, meet our friendly group soon and do something different in 2017.

Our website contains many of our Photos taken in local gardens, on our trips within England - and beyond. For news of our group's activities, local events, local planning, local environment, etc., see the In the News section. There are also Reports of past events.

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