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Programme of Activities

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


Next Events
 
Our next walk or outing:

Fingringhoe Wick and
Abberton Reservoir 2019
Saturday COACH trip
Date: 14 September 2019

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

The Birds of the Camargue
by Jonathan Forgham
Date: 19 September 2019

Full details of this talk
 
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16/6/19 Padworth Common walk of 14 June 2019, report added.

26/5/19 Greenham Common BBOWT walk of 22 May 2019, report added.

22/5/19 Report added for the indoor meeting AGM then Saving Nature: Recovering the UK’s most threatened birds and habitats given by Gwyn Williams, 16 May 2019. This report includes a link to the full minutes of the AGM.

15/5/19 Otmoor RSPB walk of 12 May 2019, report and photos added.

7/5/19 Titchwell Marsh RSPB coach trip of 7 May 2019, report and photos added.

30/4/19 Titchfield Haven walk of 27 April 2019, report added.

19/4/19 Aston Rowant walk of 17 April 2019, report and photos added.

15/4/19 Report added for the indoor meeting From Marrakech to Massa given by Chris Ward, 11 April 2019.

27/3/19 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds and Wildlife of South-western Uganda given by Andy Warren, 21 March 2019.

26/3/19 New Events. Our 2019-2020 Programme of indoor and outdoor meetings is now on the website. Look on the Talks page for new indoor meetings, the Walks and Outings page for new walks, coach trips and long weekends.

 


Latest News

Saturday 20 April 2019

Chaffinch in garden

Putting wildlife at the heart of our gardens.

Friday 5 April 2019

Blackbird Feeding

See how our Big Garden Birdwatch sightings have changed since 2016.

[See older news...]

 

 

Our next walk or outing:

Fingringhoe Wick and
Abberton Reservoir 2019
Saturday COACH trip
Date: 14 September 2019

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

The Birds of the Camargue
by Jonathan Forgham
Date: 19 September 2019

Full details of this talk

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16/6/19 Padworth Common walk of 14 June 2019, report added.

26/5/19 Greenham Common BBOWT walk of 22 May 2019, report added.

22/5/19 Report added for the indoor meeting AGM then Saving Nature: Recovering the UK’s most threatened birds and habitats given by Gwyn Williams, 16 May 2019. This report includes a link to the full minutes of the AGM.

15/5/19 Otmoor RSPB walk of 12 May 2019, report and photos added.

7/5/19 Titchwell Marsh RSPB coach trip of 7 May 2019, report and photos added.

30/4/19 Titchfield Haven walk of 27 April 2019, report added.

19/4/19 Aston Rowant walk of 17 April 2019, report and photos added.

15/4/19 Report added for the indoor meeting From Marrakech to Massa given by Chris Ward, 11 April 2019.

27/3/19 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds and Wildlife of South-western Uganda given by Andy Warren, 21 March 2019.

26/3/19 New Events. Our 2019-2020 Programme of indoor and outdoor meetings is now on the website. Look on the Talks page for new indoor meetings, the Walks and Outings page for new walks, coach trips and long weekends.


Latest News

Saturday 20 April 2019

Chaffinch in garden

Putting wildlife at the heart of our gardens.

Friday 5 April 2019

Blackbird Feeding

See how our Big Garden Birdwatch sightings have changed since 2016.

[See older news...]

 

Walks

We hold frequent bird watching walks, between September and June. Free, but a small donation is appreciated.

Spend a morning with us, exploring a local birding spot such as Dinton Pastures for waterfowl, Wishmoor Bottom for woodland birds, Steps Hill 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, amphibians, rodents and foxes. We even take a passing interest in plants and 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 local birds by visiting more distant destinations such as Keyhaven, Greenham Common, Moor Green Lakes, Langstone Harbour and RSPB Otmoor.

We also have a long-weekend away each October at Gibraltar Point, for autumn migrants.

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Coach Trips

We run weekend coach day-trips that go to important RSPB nature reserves such as Titchwell Marsh, Arne and Minsmere.

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 can vary by destination. Adults - £25; Under 16's - £15, plus a share of any destination coach entrance charges or 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. There is easy parking nearby in West Street.

Join us at Thursday evening meetings and marvel at the birds of the Camargue, Madagascar, California, Guyana and even RSPB Otmoor.... and be amazed by the difficulties overcome by our intrepid presenters, bird watching in such far flung places.

We also have talks about conservation, talks about RSPB developments and a social evening with short talks and a quiz.

The church hall is open from 7pm, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 9.30pm

Admission (including refreshments) is £4 for RSPB East Berks Group members, £5 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.

If you are a first-time visitor to our indoor meetings, then you can claim a FREE bird identification handbook. For full details, click here.

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Marsh Frog on leaf

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 2018.

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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