Events

Indoor Meetings:-

As from September 2013, Birmingham RSPB Members Group indoor meetings are to be held at The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham B15 1ET.
There is parking for around 20 cars at The Nautical Club, also street parking is available nearby. Tea, coffee and other drinks may be purchased from The Nautical Club's bar.
Meetings will continue to be held on the 3rd Thusday of each month excepting December when the meeting is on the 2nd Thursday of the month.
Admission is £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s)
As an incentive to encourage new people to come to the meetings we are offering newcomers half price admission (£1.50, £0.75 for under-16s) for their first meeting.

Coach Trips:-

Coach trips (organised by Sutton Coldfield Local Group) start at the time stated, each trip will be by coach which will leave Upper Holland Road, Sutton Coldfield (opposite Plantsbrook School) at times shown.
Please book in advance via Tony Green.
Home tel: 01827 750633. Mobile: 07531 329664
email: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk Cheques to be made payable please to "Sutton Coldfield RSPB Members Group".

"Out And About" Trips:-

These trips are informal local birding outings by own transport, usually meeting at 09.30am and ending with lunch at a public house or other eating establishment. Please take suitable footwear and clothing for the weather on the day. Trip venues may be changed at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other complications. Most trips last until around 2pm but may last longer especially in summer months. (You may of course leave earlier but please let Linda Hobbs know if you do!) For more details contact Linda Hobbs.
Home tel: 0121 382 7154. Mobile: 07966 418301
email: lpmouse12@hotmail.com

Other Events:-

Please contact our Local Group Leader Sandra Bourne (by e-mail only please as Sandra is Deaf) on bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com (or Paul Hobbs by telephone on 0121 382 7154 / 07966 187399) for more information on our programme of events. We are always happy to welcome new members and would particularly welcome some "new blood" on our committee! Please contact us if you would like more information on available committee posts. We also need extra volunteers to enable us to arrange more fund-raising events, so please contact us if you feel you would be able to assist in this way - even if you could only help with an event in your own area.

January 2015

Thu
15

Indoor Meeting - Peter Holden (RSPB) :- (Title of talk TBC)

Location: The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham
Postcode: B15 1ET (Google map)

Illustrated talk

UNFORTUNATELY THIS MAY BE THE LAST EVER "USUAL" INDOOR MEETING OF RSPB BIRMINGHAM MEMBERS' GROUP.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF RSPB BIRMINGHAM LOCAL GROUP SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s) Concession for newcomers' first meeting - £1.50 (£0.75 for under-16s)

Telephone: 0121 382 7154

E-mail: bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com

Sun
25

Coach Trip to Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Rutland - 25 January 2015

Location: Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Habitat:- Reservoir, lagoons, scrape, woods, meadows, plantation and reed-bed.

Facilities:- VC. 27 bird hides, nature trails.

Key Birds: Up to 28 species of wildfowl, rare grebes, divers, smew, goldeneye, goosander,
and passerines.
Postcode: B72 1RB (Google map)

Full day coach trip on luxury coach with on-board toilet.
Coach departs at 7.30 am. Returns to Sutton approx. 6.00 pm
Short stops en route at services on outward and return journeys.

N.B. Trip Must be booked and paid for in advance, by 16 January 2015.
Contact Tony Green, 22 Milton Avenue, Tamworth, Staffs B79 8JQ
Cheques payable to "Sutton Coldfield RSPB Members Group"

1.All welcome, members and non-members alike.
2.All trips are by coach, leaving from South Parade car park, opposite Plantsbrook School.
3.Please book early and pay in advance. If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as possible.
4.Please arrive on time. Remember the car park is now pay and display, even on Sundays.
5.Don't forget your lunch, waterproofs and boots. Nature reserves can be cold and wet!!
6.Charges do not include donations. Additional entrance fees / permits may be required.
7.RSPB members should carry their membership cards when visiting RSPB reserves.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £19.00 (accompanied children £2.50) Plus £3.80 permit fee (payable on day)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01807 750633 07531 329664

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

February 2015

Thu
19

Indoor Meeting - Mick Martin :- (Title of talk TBC)

Location: The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham
Postcode: B15 1ET (Google map)

Illustrated talk.
An Extraordinary General Meeting of RSPB Birmingham Members' Local Group may also take place on this date (TBC)

Further details will be added here as and when they are available.

ANYONE INTERESTED IN THE FUTURE OF RSPB BIRMINGHAM LOCAL GROUP SHOULD PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND THIS MEETING.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s) Concession for newcomers' first meeting - £1.50 (£0.75 for under-16s)

Telephone: 0121 382 7154

E-mail: bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com

March 2015

Sun
15

Coach Trip to RSPB Old Moor Reserve, South Yorkshire - 15 March 2015

Location: RSPB Old Moor Reserve, Dearne Valley (South Yorkshire)
Habitat: Lakes & flood meadows, wader scrape and reedbed..
Facilities: VC, feeding station, café, shop and toilets. Two trails with 7 hides. Easy walking path & 2 screens.
Key Birds: Barn Owl, large numbers of wildfowl, flocks of lapwing & golden plover, peregrine and tree sparrow.
Postcode: B72 1RB (Google map)

Full day coach trip on luxury coach with on-board toilet.
Coach departs at 7.00 am. Returns to Sutton approx. 7.00 pm
Short stops en route at services on outward and return journeys.

N.B. Trip Must be booked and paid for in advance, by 6 March 2015.
Contact Tony Green, 22 Milton Avenue, Tamworth, Staffs B79 8JQ
Cheques payable to "Sutton Coldfield RSPB Members Group"

1.All welcome, members and non-members alike.
2.All trips are by coach, leaving from South Parade car park, opposite Plantsbrook School.
3.Please book early and pay in advance. If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as possible.
4.Please arrive on time. Remember the car park is now pay and display, even on Sundays.
5.Don't forget your lunch, waterproofs and boots. Nature reserves can be cold and wet!!
6.Charges do not include donations. Additional entrance fees / permits may be required.
7.RSPB members should carry their membership cards when visiting RSPB reserves.

Time: 07.00

Price: £19.00 (accompanied children £2.50)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01807 750633 07531 329664

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

Thu
19

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Location: The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham
Postcode: B15 1ET (Google map)

Please check back at a later date for details of whether or not this meeting will be going ahead.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s) Concession for newcomers' first meeting - £1.50 (£0.75 for under-16s)

Telephone: 0121 382 7154

E-mail: bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com

April 2015

Thu
16

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Location: The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham
Postcode: B15 1ET (Google map)

Please check back at a later date for details of whether or not this meeting will be going ahead.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s) Concession for newcomers' first meeting - £1.50 (£0.75 for under-16s)

Telephone: 0121 382 7154

E-mail: bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com

Sun
26

Coach Trip to RSPB Titchwell Reserve, Norfolk - 26 April 2015

Location: RSPB Titchwell Marsh, North Norfolk
Habitat: Intertidal mudflats, saltmarsh, shingle beach, brackish lagoons, grassland & scrub.
Facilities: VC, toilets, hides, screens and shop.
Key Birds: Waders, wildfowl, peregrine, harriers, merlin and owls
Postcode: B72 1RB (Google map)

Full day coach trip on luxury coach with on-board toilet.
Coach departs at 7.00 am. Returns to Sutton approx. 8.15 pm
Short stops en route at services on outward and return journeys.

N.B. Trip Must be booked and paid for in advance, by 15 April 2015.
Contact Tony Green, 22 Milton Avenue, Tamworth, Staffs B79 8JQ
Cheques payable to "Sutton Coldfield RSPB Members Group"

1.All welcome, members and non-members alike.
2.All trips are by coach, leaving from South Parade car park, opposite Plantsbrook School.
3.Please book early and pay in advance. If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as possible.
4.Please arrive on time. Remember the car park is now pay and display, even on Sundays.
5.Don't forget your lunch, waterproofs and boots. Nature reserves can be cold and wet!!
6.Charges do not include donations. Additional entrance fees / permits may be required.
7.RSPB members should carry their membership cards when visiting RSPB reserves.

Time: 07.00

Price: £19.00 (accompanied children £2.50)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01807 750633 07531 329664

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

May 2015

Sun
17

Coach Trip to RSPB Lake Vyrnwy Reserve, Eastern Wales - 15 March 2015

Location: RSPB Lake Vyrnwy, Eastern Wales
Habitat: Heather moorland, woodland, meadows, rocky streams & large reservoir.
Facilities: VC, toilets, hides & nature trails.
Key Birds: Dipper, pied flycatcher, redstart, wood warbler, siskin, buzzard.
Postcode: B72 1RB (Google map)

Full day coach trip on luxury coach with on-board toilet.
Coach departs at 7.00 am. Returns to Sutton approx. 7.45 pm
Short stops en route at services on outward and return journeys.

N.B. Trip Must be booked and paid for in advance, by 6 May 2015.
Contact Tony Green, 22 Milton Avenue, Tamworth, Staffs B79 8JQ
Cheques payable to "Sutton Coldfield RSPB Members Group"

1.All welcome, members and non-members alike.
2.All trips are by coach, leaving from South Parade car park, opposite Plantsbrook School.
3.Please book early and pay in advance. If you have to cancel please let us know as soon as possible.
4.Please arrive on time. Remember the car park is now pay and display, even on Sundays.
5.Don't forget your lunch, waterproofs and boots. Nature reserves can be cold and wet!!
6.Charges do not include donations. Additional entrance fees / permits may be required.
7.RSPB members should carry their membership cards when visiting RSPB reserves.

Time: 07.00

Price: £19.00 (accompanied children £2.50)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01807 750633 07531 329664

E-mail: tonygreen777@hotmail.co.uk

Thu
21

.

Location: The Nautical Club, Bishopsgate St., Birmingham
Postcode: B15 1ET (Google map)

Please check back at a later date for details of whether or not this meeting will be going ahead.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.00 (£1.50 for under-16s) Concession for newcomers' first meeting - £1.50 (£0.75 for under-16s)

Telephone: 0121 382 7154

E-mail: bhamlocalrspb@gmail.com