Join Us For Bird Watching Walks and Wildlife Talks

Montage of bird photos

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.

IMPORTANT

Our group needs to identify suitable candidates for the roles of Group Leader and Group Secretary as the current incumbents, Mike and Sue Huddy, will relinquish their roles at the AGM in April 2017.

If you feel you could help the group in either role please contact Mike Huddy on 01494 571716 for further information.

Next Events
 
Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY MORNING WALK
at Moor Green Lakes
Date: 10 December 2016

Full details of this event
 
Our next talk:

Birdwatching in Scandinavia
Terry Bond
Date: 19 January 2017

Full details of this talk
 
 

8/12/16 BOC Coach to Slimbridge on 22 January 2017, price reduced to £15, details in outings section.

23/11/16 Keyhaven walk of 20 November 2016, report and photos added.

22/11/16 Report added for the indoor meeting A Naturalist in Northumberland given by Brian Gallop, 17 November 2016.

4/11/16 Burnham Beeches walk of 2 November 2016, report added.

27/10/16 Tring reservoirs walk of 22 October 2016, report and photos added.

23/10/16 Report added for the indoor meeting Romania: Bear Mountains and the Pelican Delta given by Chris Ward, 20 October 2016.

More photos have been added to The 2016 Gibraltar Point photo gallery.

17/10/16 Gibraltar Point Weekend weekend away of 7-10 October 2016, report and photos added.

25/9/16 Bowdown Woods walk of 21 September 2016, report and photos added.

 


Latest News

Monday 14 November 2016

Newspaper

News (and not-so-news) from our area

Sunday 25 September 2016

A Mute Swan

Changes to swan rescue organisations in our area

[See older news...]

 

 

Our next walk or outing:

SATURDAY MORNING WALK
at Moor Green Lakes
Date: 10 December 2016

Full details of this event
Our next talk:

Birdwatching in Scandinavia
Terry Bond
Date: 19 January 2017

Full details of this talk

IMPORTANT
Our group needs to identify suitable candidates for the roles of Group Leader and Group Secretary as the current incumbents, Mike and Sue Huddy, will relinquish their roles at the AGM in April 2017.

If you feel you could help the group in either role please contact Mike Huddy on 01494 571716 for further information.


8/12/16 BOC Coach to Slimbridge on 22 January 2017, price reduced to £15, details in outings section.

23/11/16 Keyhaven walk of 20 November 2016, report and photos added.

22/11/16 Report added for the indoor meeting A Naturalist in Northumberland given by Brian Gallop, 17 November 2016.

4/11/16 Burnham Beeches walk of 2 November 2016, report added.

27/10/16 Tring reservoirs walk of 22 October 2016, report and photos added.

23/10/16 Report added for the indoor meeting Romania: Bear Mountains and the Pelican Delta given by Chris Ward, 20 October 2016.

More photos have been added to The 2016 Gibraltar Point photo gallery.

17/10/16 Gibraltar Point Weekend weekend away of 7-10 October 2016, report and photos added.

25/9/16 Bowdown Woods walk of 21 September 2016, report and photos added.


Latest News

Monday 14 November 2016

Newspaper

News (and not-so-news) from our area

Sunday 25 September 2016

A Mute Swan

Changes to swan rescue organisations 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, 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, Titchfield Haven, Farmoor, Rainham, Otmoor and Farlington.

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 Portland Bill, Minsmere, Titchwell, Elmley 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 The Falklands, Romania, Scandinavia, Peru, India and even Northumberland.... 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 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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