News archive

May 2016

Friday, 27 May 2016

Newly Elected Leader for Chichester

Newly Elected Leader for Chichester

We are pleased to announce that Dr Chris Furlepa has now been elected Leader of the local group. The outgoing leader who has completed her five years as leader thanked everyone for their tremendous support at last nights AGM and said she was very pleased to have found a willing volunteer to replace her and wished the new leader well in the role. Chris is an expert birder, and has been a volunteer with the RSPB for 15 years.

Monday, 23 May 2016

AGM this Thursday

AGM Agenda
Thursday 26th May 2016 at 7.30pm
Masonic Hall, 7 South Pallant, CHICHESTER, West Sussex, PO19 1SY

1 Apologies
2 Minutes of AGM Meeting 2015
3 Matters arising
4 Leader's report
5 Treasurer's report
6 Election of Leader
7 Election of Treasurer
6 Election of Committee
7 Any other business
Followed by short break and raffle before our speaker of the evening - Barry Baily

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Chicks were ringed this week..

Chicks were ringed this week..

Just before they were ringed Mum brought in a snack. The chicks are One girl and Three boys .The ring numbers are as follows.....

Left Leg: Black 66 Female Weight: 890g

Left Leg: Black 67 Male Weight: 660g

Left Leg: Black 68 Male Weight: 635g

Left Leg: Black 69 Male Weight: 670g

To keep track of the 'four' check out the blog - link below

Saturday, 14 May 2016

New Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) report published

New Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) report published

The latest BTO/RSPB/JNCC Wetland Bird Survey report has just been published, summarising the efforts of thousands of volunteer counters at 2,799 wetland sites between July 2014 and June 2015. With data available online for species and sites from 1966/67 onwards, why not explore how waterbird numbers are changing at a wetland site near you - and if you find your local patch is not currently being counted, please consider joining in the survey! Research using WeBS data and data from other countries tells us that wintering waterbirds are changing their distributions across northwest Europe in response to climate and land-use change. Comprehensive data are more important than ever, and only possible with the help of our dedicated volunteers.

Follow the link below for this and other BTO news including a new video to ID Ringed Plover and Little Ringed Plover

Sunday, 1 May 2016

RSPB Pagham and Medmerry need you!

RSPB Pagham and Medmerry need you!

Do you have couple of hours to spare?
Like to do something amazing for wildlife?
then RSPB Pagham Harbour and Medmerry need you!

Join the wonderful team of volunteers. They have a variety of roles they need volunteers for:

Visitor Centre Assistants
Help with School visits
Help with guided events

and other activities

Whether you can help out occasionally or regularly your help would be very much appreciated.
contact Pagham Harbour for more details: 01243 641508 or