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.

May 2019

Fri
10

Indoor Meeting - Bexley Local Group AGM & Social Evening

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

A short Annual General Meeting followed by a film presentation by a group member and a social evening including a fun quiz.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 3.50 RSPB members, 4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

E-mail: bexleylocalRSPBgroup@gmail.com

Sat
11

Bexley Local Group 40th Anniversary Concert with the Sidcup Symphony Orchestra

Location: St Johns Church, Sidcup
Postcode: DA14 6BX (Google map)

This is part of our 40th anniversary celebrations and the concert will be a "Celebration of Nature".
The programme of music and arrangements for purchasing tickets will be published when they are available or contact Ralph Todd.

Time: 19.00 - 22.30

Price: 10-12 children half price

Booking essential

Telephone: 01322 528335

E-mail: rbtodd@btinternet.com

Thu
16

Bexley Local Group Holiday to the Huelva province in Spain

Location: Isla Christina - Spain
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

16-23 May 2019

SOLD OUT

This holiday is the first overseas holiday for many years. There are four half day and two full day bird watching trips arranged with local guides.
This group holiday has SOLD OUT at present, but please contact Stuart Banks to see if any places become available.
We are staying at the Occidental Hotel, Isla Christina and the all inclusive stay at the resort has been booked through Saga Holidays.

Time: 16.00

Price: Price on application

Booking essential

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

June 2019

Sun
9

Field trip to RSPB Minsmere Suffolk - Leader Ralph Todd

Location: RSPB Minsmere
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

Minsmere's varied habitat will be alive with breeding birds including gulls, terns, avocets, bitterns, marsh harriers, reed warblers and many more, some visible from a number of hides. All facilities are available at the visitors centre.
This visit coincides with the groups first visit to RSPB Minsmere in 1979.
The coach will leave from outside Bexleyheath Library at 7.30 please book your coach seat with Diane Lelliott.

Time: 07.30am - 19.00pm

Price: 18 coach

Booking essential

Telephone: 02088509705

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Fri
14

Indoor Meeting - The Return of the Osprey - Ralph Todd

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

When the groups founder gave this talk in 1979 there were fewer than 15 pairs of osprey's breeding in the UK - all in Scotland. Today over 300 pairs breed, including around 20 in England and Wales. This talk reflects on a great conservation success story by the RSPB, the role volunteers have played in it, some wonderful birdwatching in the stunning landscapes of Speyside and an update on current osprey projects.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 3.50 RSPB members, 4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

August 2019

Sun
18

Coach trip to The Birdfair - Rutland Water

Location: Rutland Water
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

This event attracts 20,000 visitors plus exhibitors from around the world, raising funds for Birdlife International. There is an opportunity to birdwatch along with the fair.
Please contact Diane Lelliott to book your place
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MONIES FOR THIS TRIP MUST BE PAID FOR BY 31st JULY SO THAT WE CAN ORDER ENTRANCE TICKETS.

Time: 7am

Price: 32

Booking essential

Telephone: 02088509705

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

September 2019

Sun
22

Coach Trip to RSPB Titchwell - leader Martin Burke

Location: RSPB Titchwell
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

A fabulous reserve at all times of the year and we can expect to see a wide variety of wildfowl, waders and hopefully some birds of prey.
Please contact Diane Lelliott to book your coach seat

Time: 07.30am - 19.00pm

Price: 18 coach

Telephone: 02088509705

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
28

Field trip to Bough Beech & Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve - leader George Kalli

Location: Bough Beech KWT
Postcode: TN14 6LD (Google map)

Meet at Bough Beech Centre. Planned as a follow up to September's indoor meeting talk you can either join both walks or dip into either.

Time: 09.30 - 14.00

Price: Free.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

October 2019

Fri
11

Indoor Meeting - The Albatross Campaign - Cleo Small

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

Tonight we welcome the RSPB seabird specialist to bring us up to date with the Global Seabird Programme. Cleo will be talking about their work in Marine Protected Areas and with seabirds around the world.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 3.50 RSPB members, 4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
13

Coach Trip to Cley NWT - leader Martin Burke

Location: Cley NWT
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

With its well positioned hides we should have great views of waders, wildfowl and a chance of bearded tit, bittern and harriers.
Please contact Diane Leliott to book ypur seat
There is an entrance charge for non Norfolk Wildlife Trust members.

Time: 07.30 - 19.00

Price: 18 coach plus entrance fee to Cley

Booking essential

Telephone: 02088509705

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
19

Bexley Local Group Quiz Night

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

A fun general knowledge quiz.
Table of six maximum.
Cost 5 per person
Please bring soft drinks and nibbles, alcoholic drinks to be bought from the bar.
Doors open at 19.15 quiz to start at 19.45 prompt.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 5 per person

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

November 2019

Fri
8

Indoor Meeting - A year in the life of Mote Park - Simon Ginnaw

Location: John Fisher Church hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

A welcome return to our group for Simon Ginnaw who presents a talk on his local patch of Mote Park in Kent. He will transport us through the seasons with photograph, music and birdsong. We will discover the secret lives of our best loved wildlife.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 3.50 RSPB members & 4.50 non members, children under 16 50p

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
17

Coach trip to Pagham Harbour - leader George Kalli

Location: RSPB Pagham Harbour
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

A repeat of the groups second ever coach trip.
Please contact Diane Lelliott to book your coach seat.

Time: 07.30 - 19.00

Price: 18

Booking essential

Telephone: 02088509705

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
23

Bexley Local Group Autumn Fair

Location: Freemantle Hall, High Street, Bexley
Postcode: SE18 2PP (Google map)

Come along to our annual Autumn Fair where you can buy RSPB goods, cards and gifts. There will also be craft stalls, bird feeding supplies, a white elephant stall, books, cakes & preserves, tombola and refreshments.

Time: 10am - 1pm

Price: Adults 30p, children free

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk

December 2019

Fri
13

Indoor Meeting - Bexley Local Group 40th Anniversary Social Evening

Location: John Fisher Church Hall, 48 Thanet Road, Bexley
Postcode: DA5 1AP (Google map)

As we come to the end of our anniversary year we are holding a social evening with some short presentations from members and have a chance to share memories of the year and past events. It will hopefully be a chance to meet former members and other local groups as we also come to the end of the celebration of the 50th year of RSPB Groups.

Time: 19.15 - 21.45

Price: 3.50 RSPB members, 4.50 non members, children under 16 50p.

Telephone: 02088547251

E-mail: stuartbans@hotmail.co.uk