Join Us For Bird Watching Walks and Wildlife Talks

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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:

Gibraltar Point NNR 2018
Weekend away
Date: 28 September 2018 07:00 to 01 October 2018 18:00

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

Secret Britain
by Andy Sands
Date: 18 October 2018

Full details of this talk
 
Three young Starlings
 

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17/9/18 Portland Bill and Radipole Lake coach trip of 15 September 2018, report and photos added.

25/6/18 Padworth walk of 22 June 2018, report added.

6/6/18 Warburg BBOWT walk of 6 June 2018, report added.

25/5/18 Report added for the AGM and the indoor meeting Creating Wetlands for the Future given by Malcolm Ausden, 17 May 2018. This report includes a link to the full minutes of the AGM.

22/5/18 Otmoor RSPB walk of 19 May 2018, report and photos added.

12/5/18 Rutland Water coach trip of 5 May 2018, report and photos added.

29/4/18 Ham Wall weekend of 20-22 April 2018, report and many photos added.

25/4/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Around the World in 80 Minutes given by Chris Collins, 19 April 2018.

23/4/18 Aston Rowant walk of 18 April 2018, report and photos added.

9/4/18 Blashford Lakes walk of 7 April 2018, report and photos added.

 


Latest News

Friday 10 August 2018

Pin Box with badges

Can you volunteer to look after pin badge boxes?

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tawny Owl face

The BTO need volunteers to carry out surveys for tawny owls in our area.

[See older news...]

 

 

Our next walk or outing:

Gibraltar Point NNR 2018
Weekend away
Date: 28 September 2018 07:00 to 01 October 2018 18:00

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

Secret Britain
by Andy Sands
Date: 18 October 2018

Full details of this talk

Find us on Facebook logo

17/9/18 Portland Bill and Radipole Lake coach trip of 15 September 2018, report and photos added.

25/6/18 Padworth walk of 22 June 2018, report added.

6/6/18 Warburg BBOWT walk of 6 June 2018, report added.

25/5/18 Report added for the AGM and the indoor meeting Creating Wetlands for the Future given by Malcolm Ausden, 17 May 2018. This report includes a link to the full minutes of the AGM.

22/5/18 Otmoor RSPB walk of 19 May 2018, report and photos added.

12/5/18 Rutland Water coach trip of 5 May 2018, report and photos added.

29/4/18 Ham Wall weekend of 20-22 April 2018, report and many photos added.

25/4/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Around the World in 80 Minutes given by Chris Collins, 19 April 2018.

23/4/18 Aston Rowant walk of 18 April 2018, report and photos added.

9/4/18 Blashford Lakes walk of 7 April 2018, report and photos added.


Latest News

Friday 10 August 2018

Pin Box with badges

Can you volunteer to look after pin badge boxes?

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Tawny Owl face

The BTO need volunteers to carry out surveys for tawny owls in our area.

[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, Burnham Beeches 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, RSPB Rainham Marshes, Moor Green Lakes, Titchfield Haven and RSPB 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 RSPB nature reserves such as Radipole Lake, Minsmere, Titchwell Marsh 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 Cuba, Hungary, Uganda, Morocco and even Greenham Common.... 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 £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.

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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 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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