Join Us For Bird Watching Walks and Wildlife Talks

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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.

IMPORTANT

Mike and Sue Huddy resigned in early February, due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Ken and Sheila Cottam agreed to step into the leader and secretary roles until at least the AGM in April. They are prepared to continue with these roles until the AGM in May 2018, but this will need to be ratified at the AGM on 20th April this year.

Next Events
 
Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY ALL DAY OUTING
to Titchfield Haven NNR
Date: 25 March 2017

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

AGM then Tackling Bird Crime
a talk from the RSPB Investigations Team
Date: 20 April 2017

Full details of this talk
 
Three young Starlings
 

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20/3/17 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds of Madeira and The Canaries given by Andy Warren, 16 March 2017.

17/3/17 Windsor Great Park walk of 15 March 2017, report and photos added.

8/3/17 Programme 2017/2018 Our new season's twenty-one walks, outings and coach trips have been added to our Walks page.

27/2/17 Stocker's Lake walk of 25 February 2017, report and photos added.

26/2/17 Programme 2017/2018 Our new season's eight talks have been added to our Talks page.

18/2/17 Report added for the indoor meeting A Piece of Peru given by Barry Oxley, 16 Feb. 2017.  The resignations of Mike Huddy (Group Leader) and his wife Sue (Group Secretary) were announced at the meeting.

7/2/17 Elmley NNR coach trip of 5 February 2017, report and photos added.

23/1/17 Report added for the indoor meeting Birdwatching in Scandinavia given by Terry Bond, 19 January 2017.

21/1/17 Dorney Wetlands walk of 18 January 2017, report and photos added.

3/1/17 Little Marlow Gravel Pit walk of 1 January 2017, report and photos added.

14/12/16 Report added for the Indoor Social Meeting, 8 December 2016.

 


Latest News

Thursday 16 February 2017

Nightingale singing
Photo - John Bridges (rspb-images.com)

A few years ago we took part in a campaign to protect the nightingales of Lodge Hill SSSI in Kent. Although that campaign was a success, the site is once again under threat.

Sunday 15 January 2017

Boat on river

The South Lincs RSPB Social Group organises birdwatching cruises on the Wash. Here are 2017 dates and prices.

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Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY ALL DAY OUTING
to Titchfield Haven NNR
Date: 25 March 2017

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

AGM then Tackling Bird Crime
a talk from the RSPB Investigations Team
Date: 20 April 2017

Full details of this talk

IMPORTANT
Mike and Sue Huddy resigned in early February, due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Ken and Sheila Cottam agreed to step into the leader and secretary roles until at least the AGM in April. They are prepared to continue with these roles until the AGM in May 2018, but this will need to be ratified at the AGM on 20th April this year.

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20/3/17 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds of Madeira and The Canaries given by Andy Warren, 16 March 2017.

17/3/17 Windsor Great Park walk of 15 March 2017, report and photos added.

8/3/17 Programme 2017/2018 Our new season's twenty-one walks, outings and coach trips have been added to our Walks page.

27/2/17 Stocker's Lake walk of 25 February 2017, report and photos added.

26/2/17 Programme 2017/2018 Our new season's eight talks have been added to our Talks page.

18/2/17 Report added for the indoor meeting A Piece of Peru given by Barry Oxley, 16 Feb. 2017.  The resignations of Mike Huddy (Group Leader) and his wife Sue (Group Secretary) were announced at the meeting.

7/2/17 Elmley NNR coach trip of 5 February 2017, report and photos added.

23/1/17 Report added for the indoor meeting Birdwatching in Scandinavia given by Terry Bond, 19 January 2017.

21/1/17 Dorney Wetlands walk of 18 January 2017, report and photos added.

3/1/17 Little Marlow Gravel Pit walk of 1 January 2017, report and photos added.

14/12/16 Report added for the Indoor Social Meeting, 8 December 2016.


Latest News

Thursday 16 February 2017

Nightingale singing
Photo - John Bridges (rspb-images.com)

A few years ago we took part in a campaign to protect the nightingales of Lodge Hill SSSI in Kent. Although that campaign was a success, the site is once again under threat.

Sunday 15 January 2017

Boat on river

The South Lincs RSPB Social Group organises birdwatching cruises on the Wash. Here are 2017 dates and prices.

[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 2015.

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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