Birds and Wildlife, East Berks Local RSPB Group
Next walk or outing:
SATURDAY MORNING OUTING
to Stocker's Lake
Date: 25 October 2014
Full details of this event
ASIA'S TEARDROP - Birding in Sri Lanka
by David Cromack
Date: 20 November 2014
Full details of this talk
We hold frequent bird watching walks, between September and June. Free to all.
Spend a morning with us, exploring a local birding spot such as Dinton Pastures for waterfowl, Burnham Beeches for woodland birds, the Jubilee River and Dorney Wetlands for Hobby and Skylark, or Aston Rowant for Red Kites.
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, Pulborough, Pagham and Blashford.
We run weekend coach day-trips that go to important UK nature reserves such as Minsmere, Radipole, Titchwell, Arne, Portland Bill and Rutland Water.
Coach trips depart from Braywick Park (Braywick Sports Ground), Braywick Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1BN, where there is free parking.
Cost: Adults - £20.00; Under 16's - £10.00
Seats must be booked in advance - Call Ernie Allen on 01628 625324
Bring binoculars to get closer to the birds, bring a camera to record all the wildlife and bring your family - all welcome.
We organise Indoor talks, at the High Street Methodist Church hall, King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1EA. Easy parking nearby.
Join us at a Thursday evening meeting and marvel at the birds of the Antarctic, of Canada, Cyprus, Sri Lanka and even England.... and marvel at the difficulties overcome by our intrepid presenters, bird watching in such far flung places.
We are there from 7.00pm, with proceedings starting at 7.30pm and finishing around 9.30pm
Admission (including refreshments) is £3 for East Berks RSPB Group members, £4 for non-members and £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, 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.
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 2014.
Our website contains many of our photographs taken in local gardens, on our trips within England - and beyond. It also lists our future talks, walks and field trips and reports of past events. We also have a general news area.
20/10/14 Report added for the indoor meeting Devon So Far given by Colin Humphrey, 16 October 2014.
18/10/14 Gibraltar Point 10-12 Oct 2014. Report and photos.
14/10/14 Future Social Evening 4 Dec 2014. Details are now on the Talks page.
You must buy your tickets for this event in advance.
3/10/14 Dinton Pastures 1 Oct 2014. Report and photos.
2/10/14 Two BOC coach trips have been added to the Walks and Outings page.