Events

Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions please call the contact number shown with the event details.

November 2018

Sun
25

Coach trip to WWT Welney reserve

Location: 7.30am pick-up in SURBITON (SURBITON flyer pub, Victoria Road KT6 4NS)
7.45 am Teddington
7.55am Twickenham
8.00am Richmond

Welney, 1,000 acres of seasonally flooded land, the largest in Britain, is home to one of the UK's wildlife events - the mass winter gathering of many thousands of wild duck, geese and swans.
ENTRY FEE applies to non Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT) members.

Time: 7.30am

Price: £20 for all passengers + Entry fee ( if applicable)

Booking essential

Telephone: 07549895152

E-mail: davekew7@gmail.com

December 2018

Sun
2

Morning walk at Kempton Park Nature Reserve

Location: Meet at the bridleway in Nallhead Rd, on the sharp bend by the school
PLEASE BE ON TIME, AS ACCESS IS RESTRICTED
NO TOILETS
Postcode: TW13 6ST (Google map)

A walk around this Site of Special Scientific Interest with the volunteer warden.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free to group members - £2 donation to non - members

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Wed
5

Saving the World's Rarest Duck

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

The Madagascar pochard was thought to have become extinct over 20 years ago. Peter Cranswick reports on it's rediscovery and the ongoing work of the Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT) to reintroduce it back into wild.
Plus festive drinks and nibbles; wine available from 7.15pm.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Free to group members £4 to non- members

Telephone: 020 8742 8092

E-mail: Richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
11

Day trip to Walthamstow Wetlands

Location: Please contact Clare Milliom for more details of meeting paces and times

Escape the stress of Christmas shopping to explore this wonderful new nature reserve, with it's ten reservoirs, easily accessible by the Victoria Line.

Time: 9.30am ( please check nearer the date)

Price: Free to group members £2 donations from non-members

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: Richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

January 2019

Tue
1

Morning walk in Bushy Park

Location: Meet at the Pheasantry Welcome Centre
Toilets at Centre
Buses 111,216, 411 and 461 stop near Hampton Court Gate
Postcode: TQ11 0EW (Google map)

Start the year off with some fresh air, convivial company and feathered friends.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free to local group members. £2 donation to non-members

Telephone: 07794835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
6

Minibus trip to Blashford Lakes & the New Forest

Location: 1ST pick-up Richmond Stn @ 7.30am

Up to 5,000 birds can be seen at Blashford Lakes during the winter including many migrants from Scandinavia. Target species include siskin, redpoll, brambling and rarer gulls. In the New Forest we will be looking for Dartford warbler, crossbill and hawfinch.

Time: 7.30am Richmond Stn

Price: £25 for group members-£28 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07549895152

E-mail: davekew7@gmail.com

Wed
9

21st Century Bird Observatories

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Bird observatories conduct long-term monitoring of bird populations and migration through a daily census,bird ringing and other data collection. Mark James Pearson returns from Filey to tell us more.
PLEASE NOTE DATE IS THE 2ND WEDNESDAY OF MONTH

Time: 7.30am

Price: Free to group members £4 to non-members

Telephone: 020 8742 8092

E-mail: Richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
15

Wildlife Protection

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Ian Bolton, Environmental Officer with Lambeth Council, talks about his role with particular reference to his work with birds and protected species.
PLEASE NOTE DATE !

Time: 2 pm

Price: free to members, £4.00 for non-members

Telephone: 07507 200271

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
20

Exe Estuary, Devon trip - 20th to 23rd January (dates tbc)

Location: Contact Debbie Williams for more details 07507 200271

A trip to this exciting birding hotspot, to include a cruise on the River Exe.

Time: Tbc

Price: TBC

Booking essential

Telephone: 07507 200271

E-mail: Debbiewilliams10@aol.com

February 2019

Sun
3

Minibus trip along the South Essex Coast

Location: First pick Teddington 7.30am

This trip will include several stops in search of Turnstone, Purple Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl and other interesting species reported in the area at the time.

Time: 7.30am

Price: £25 for group members-£28 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07549895152

E-mail: davekew7@gmail.com

Wed
6

Bird Migration

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Peter Holden MBE, a senior manager for over 40 years with the RSPB, author and lifelong conservationist, returns to explain bird movement between breeding and non-breeding areas, usually motivated by the availability of resources such as food,nesting sites and habitat.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: free to members, £4.00 for non-members

Telephone: 020 8742 8092

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
9

Morning walk around Thursley Common

Location: Meet at the Moat car park, south of Elstead, on the minor road between Elstead and Thursday.
No toilets on site
Postcode: GU8 6LW (Google map)

We could see great gray shrikes, Dartford warblers and other heathland species.

Time: 10.00am

Price: free to members, non-members £2 donation suggested

Telephone: 07794835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
12

RSPB Farnham reserve

Location: The Hyde Room, York House, York Street, Twickenham
Postcode: TW1 3BZ (Google map)

Mike Coates, RSPB site manager, will talk about the development of the reserve and the wildlife found there.
There will be a car-sharing trip to this site in the spring.

Time: 2pm

Price: Free to group members-£4 for non-members

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: Richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
23

Morning walk at Bedfont Lakes Country Park

Location: Meet at the visitors centre on Clockhouse Lane (bus 116 to north end of Clockhouse Lane or buses 117, 417 to south end)
Toilets at Visitor Centre
Postcode: TW14 8QA (Google map)

A former landfill site that has, since 1988, matured into one of the best birdwatching sites in south west London with regular overwintering bittern, wildfowl and thrushes.
www.bedfontlakes.co.uk/index.htm

Time: 10am

Price: Free to group members - £2 donation for non-members

Telephone: 07794 835571

E-mail: richmondrspb@yahoo.co.uk