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.


Next Events
 
Our next walk or outing:

Ham Wall RSPB 2018
WEEKEND away
Date: 20 April 2018 07:00 to 22 April 2018 18:00

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

AGM then Creating Wetlands for the Future
a talk by Malcolm Ausden
Date: 17 May 2018

Full details of this talk
 
Three young Starlings
 

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

28/3/18 Stocker's Lake walk of 25 March 2018, report and photos added.

22/3/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Poole Harbour and its Birds given by Neil Gartshore, 15 March 2018.

20/3/18 Programme 2018/2019 Our new season's nine indoor meetings have been added to our Talks page.

9/3/18 Thatcham Nature Reserve walk of 7 March 2018, report added.

2/3/18 Programme 2018/2019 Our new season's twenty-one walks, outings and coach trips have been added to our Walks page.

26/2/18 Rye Meads RSPB walk of 25 February 2018, report added.

19/2/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Papua New Guinea given by Dr Peter Gasson, 15 Febuary 2018.

15/2/18 Dorney Wetlands walk of 14 February 2018, report added.

6/2/18 Minsmere RSPB coach trip of 4 February 2018, report and photos added.

22/1/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds and Wildlife of Tanzania and Kenya given by Ken Panchen, 18 January 2018.

 


Latest News

Thursday 22 March 2018

Nightingale singing

Yet again we need to take part in a campaign to protect the nightingales of Lodge Hill SSSI in Kent. Although previous campaigns were a success, the site is once again under threat.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Male Hen Harrier in flight

Sign a petition to license driven grouse shooting.

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Our next walk or outing:

Ham Wall RSPB 2018
WEEKEND away
Date: 20 April 2018 07:00 to 22 April 2018 18:00

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

AGM then Creating Wetlands for the Future
a talk by Malcolm Ausden
Date: 17 May 2018

Full details of this talk

Find us on Facebook logo

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

28/3/18 Stocker's Lake walk of 25 March 2018, report and photos added.

22/3/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Poole Harbour and its Birds given by Neil Gartshore, 15 March 2018.

20/3/18 Programme 2018/2019 Our new season's nine indoor meetings have been added to our Talks page.

9/3/18 Thatcham Nature Reserve walk of 7 March 2018, report added.

2/3/18 Programme 2018/2019 Our new season's twenty-one walks, outings and coach trips have been added to our Walks page.

26/2/18 Rye Meads RSPB walk of 25 February 2018, report added.

19/2/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Papua New Guinea given by Dr Peter Gasson, 15 Febuary 2018.

15/2/18 Dorney Wetlands walk of 14 February 2018, report added.

6/2/18 Minsmere RSPB coach trip of 4 February 2018, report and photos added.

22/1/18 Report added for the indoor meeting Birds and Wildlife of Tanzania and Kenya given by Ken Panchen, 18 January 2018.


Latest News

Thursday 22 March 2018

Nightingale singing

Yet again we need to take part in a campaign to protect the nightingales of Lodge Hill SSSI in Kent. Although previous campaigns were a success, the site is once again under threat.

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Male Hen Harrier in flight

Sign a petition to license driven grouse shooting.

[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 2017.

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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