Birds and Wildlife, East Berks Local RSPB Group

Montage of bird photos
Next walk or outing:

to Little Marlow Gravel pits
Date: 1 January 2015

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Next talk:

WADER QUEST - Wader Ambassadors
by Rick and Elis Simpson
Date: 15 January 2015

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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.



Water Vole swimming

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.

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Latest News

Tuesday 9 December 2014

A vote for Bob is a vote for nature

9/12/14 Report added for the indoor social meeting 40th Anniversary, 4 December 2014. This report includes links to a history of the group and anecdotes of the last 40 years.

5/12/14 College Lake 3 Dec 2014. Report and photos.

29/11/14 Burnham Beeches 26 Nov 2014. Report and photos.

20/10/14 Report added for the indoor meeting Asia's Teardrop - Birding in Sri Lanka given by David Cromack, 20 November 2014.

19/11/14 Keyhaven and Pennington 16 Nov 2014. Report and photos.

5/11/14 The RSPB has come under attack news item added.

30/10/14 40th Anniversary Tree planting 29 Oct 2014. Photos added. News item added.

Monday 24 November 2014

Yorkshire Belle Pleasure Cruiser

The RSPB seabird cruise dates for 2015 have been agreed

Wednesday 5 November 2014
The RSPB has come under attack from You Forgot The Birds Ltd and their spokesperson Sir Ian Botham.  Mike Clarke, the RSPB's Chief Executive, has issued a detailed response to the claims made in a Daily Mail article.
Thursday 30 October 2014

Italian Alder tree

This year is the 40th Anniversary of the group, so we decided to plant a commemorative tree at Braywick Nature Reserve (as there is no RSPB site in Maidenhead).

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