Join Us For Bird Watching Walks and Wildlife Talks

Montage of bird photos

Programme of Activities

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

Front of our 2014-2015 Programme            Front of our 2015-2016 Programme
Back of our 2014-2015 Programme             Back of our 2015-2016 Programme


Next walk or outing:

to Wendover Woods
Date: 27 May 2015

Full details of this event
Next talk:

Fighting for Birds from Hen Harriers to Passenger Pigeons
by Mark Avery
Date: 17 September 2015

Full details of this talk


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, Rainham, Otmoor and Farlington.

We also have a weekend away each year at Gibraltar Point


Coach Trips

We run weekend coach day-trips that go to important UK nature reserves such as Portland Bill, Minsmere, Abberton and Dungeness.

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 Thursday evening meetings and marvel at the birds of Burma, Russia, USA, Morocco and even England.... 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, 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 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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Page last modified 12-Mar-2015

Latest News

Wednesday 20 May 2015

20/5/15 Otmoor walk of 16 May 2015, report and photos added.

12/5/15 Portland Bill and Radipole Lake walk of 9 May 2015, report and photos added.

27/4/15 AGM 23 April 2015, Leader's report added.  Windsor Great Park walk of 22 April 2015, report added.

15/4/15 Pulborough Brooks walk of 12 April 2015, report and photos added.

27/3/15 Aston Rowant walk of 25 Mar 2015, report and photos added.

21/3/15 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds of Aphrodite's Isle given by Chris Ward, 19 Mar 2015.

9/3/15 Blashford Lakes walk of 7 Mar 2015, report and photos added.

3/3/15 Programme 2015/2016  Our new season's nine talks have been added to our Talks page. Twenty walks and coach trips have been added to our Walks and Outings page.

Saturday 2 May 2015

Common Toad by the light of a streetlamp
Photo - Ben Andrew (

You can help save Maidenhead's green spaces and toads by signing this petition.

Tuesday 20 January 2015

The Charity Commission has examined charges made against the RSPB in the Daily Mail and by the Countryside Alliance.

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Black browed albatross stands on a rock
Photo - Grahame Madge (

You can help save the albatross by donating used stamps.

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