Events

We are pleased to welcome non-members as well as members of the RSPB (or the Local Group) at our varied and interesting indoor meetings. However it is necessary to be a member of our Local Group in order to join us on our Field Trips (for insurance purposes).
Field Trips normally depart from the RSPB Staff Car Park, The Lodge, Sandy at 7.30 am, unless otherwise stated.
Book by contacting Robert Norris at indoor meetings or by phone on 01234 391060
Please bring your RSPB and Local Group membership cards with you.

June 2017

Thu
15

Broom Gravel Pits

Location: Meet in the car park at the end of Kings Road, Broom
Postcode: SG18 9NL (Google map)

An evening walk at Broom Gravel Pits to see breeding birds and late migrants.

Time: 7.00 pm

Price: No charge

Sat
17

North Norfolk Nightjars

Location: Meet at the RSPB staff car park - NB this is a Saturday trip starting at 11 am.
Postcode: SG19 2DL (Google map)

An afternoon/evening trip to North-west Norfolk to see/hear nightjar, woodcock and any other night flying breeding birds. It will be a late return!

Time: 11 am

Price: Minibus costs vary according to mileage and there may be entry fees for non-RSPB reserves.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01234 391060

July 2017

Thu
13

Willington Dovecote

Location: Meet at the Willington Dovecote car park.
Postcode: MK44 3PX (Google map)

An evening walk at Willington, looking out for breeding birds.

Time: 7.00 pm

Price: No Charge

Sun
16

Rye Harbour and Pett Levels

Location: Meet at the RSPB staff car park, Sandy
Postcode: SG19 2DL (Google map)

A visit to Rye Harbour and Pett levels to see high tide waders and summer visitors.

Time: 7.00 am

Price: Minibus costs vary according to mileage and there may be entry fees for non-RSPB reserves.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01234 391060

September 2017

Thu
21

'The Splendour of Scotland' presented by Barrie Mason

Location: ARA Club, Manton Lane, Bedford
Postcode: MK41 7PF (Google map)

Barrie will take us on one of his wildlife trips to Scotland via his wonderful photographs and commentary.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members £1, visitors £2

Sun
24

Gibraltar Point, Lincolnshire

Location: Meet at the RSPB staff car park, Sandy
Postcode: SG19 2DL (Google map)

A visit to Gibraltar Point, the northerly edge of the Wash, in Lincolnshire. This Wildlife Trust reserve is in the flight path of birds returning south for the winter so is often a good place to see migrants and sometimes early winter visitors.

Time: 7.00 am

Price: Minibus costs vary according to mileage and there may be entry fees for non-RSPB reserves.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01234 391060

October 2017

Thu
19

'I Know an Island' presented by Trevor Gunton

Location: ARA Club, Manton Lane, Bedford
Postcode: MK41 7PF (Google map)

A talk by Trevor Gunton about Mull, Orkney and Fair Isle.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members £1, visitors £2

Sun
22

RSPB Dungeness

Location: Meet at the RSPB staff car park at Sandy
Postcode: SG19 2DL (Google map)

A visit to RSPB Dungeness for late migrants and winter visitors.

Time: 7.00 am

Price: Minibus costs vary according to mileage and there may be entry fees for non-RSPB reserves.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01234 391060

November 2017

Thu
16

'Birds of India' presented by Jo Thomas

Location: ARA Club, Manton Lane, Bedford
Postcode: MK41 7PF (Google map)

Jo Thomas runs a travel company 'Wild About Travel' and has a vast and interesting knowledge of India's spectacular wildlife.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members £1, visitors £2

Sun
19

Welney and the Ouse Washes

Location: Meet at the RSPB staff car park at Sandy
Postcode: SG19 2DL (Google map)

A visit to WWT Welney and the Ouse washes for wintering wildfowl and swans.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: Minibus costs vary according to mileage and there may be entry fees for non-RSPB reserves.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01234 391060

December 2017

Thu
21

'Birds - their interaction with the landscape' presented by Dr Andy Clements

Location: ARA Club, Manton Lane, Bedford
Postcode: MK41 7PF (Google map)

Dr Andy Clements, director of the BTO, presents a talk about the impact of birds on our landscapes.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Members £1, visitors £2