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.

September 2021

Sun
26

Coach outing to RSPB Minsmere

Location: Pick up times;
Lancing Manor - A27 7.00 am
Southlands Hospital Shops 7.10 am
Hove Town Hall 7.20 am
Old Steine 7.30 am
Black Lion, Patcham 7.40 am

Please note this trip has an early start!
Described by Chris Packham as the most diverse site that Springwatch has ever been filmed at, this is a trip not to miss. Extensive reed beds make this site ideal for bittern, marsh harrier, and bearded tit. My last visit to the new hide gave outstanding views of otter. With its coastal and woodland habitat, there should be lots to see so please book early for this trip to avoid disappointment.
This site has hides, toilets, shop & tearoom, and we will stop on route.
You will have the option to go round the site on your own or with someone from the group.
Please wear stout shoes and bring your own packed lunch if not using the cafe.
Please note that Non - RSPB members will have to pay an additional entry fee of £9 (unless you join on the coach!)
We will be leaving at 4pm.

Time: Variable pick up times.

Price: £30 (Non RSPB members + £9 entry fee)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01273843619

E-mail: ritaparker3619@msn.com

October 2021

Sun
24

Coach outing to College Lakes. Tring - BBO WT.

Location: Pick up times;
Lancing Manor - A27 8.00 am
Southlands Hospital Shops 8.10 am
Hove Town Hall 8.20 am
Old Steine 8.30 am
Black Lion, Patcham 8.40 am

Having previously visited this site in the summer of 2016, we shall now try a winter trip! This site offers cafe, hides, toliets and a visitor centre.
It is a superb site for ducks and geese, kingfisher, lapwing and possible polecat!
If we are lucky we could also see some late dragonflies!
You will have the option to go round the site on your own or with someone from the group.
We will have a comfort stop on route.
Please wear stout shoes and bring your own packed lunch.
We will be leaving this site at 4pm.
A donation to the BBO wildlife trust is included in the price of this trip.

Time: Variable pick up times.

Price: £27

Booking essential

Telephone: 0127384361

E-mail: ritaparker3619@msn.com

November 2021

Sun
28

Coach outing to Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Location: Pick up times;
Lancing Manor - A27 8.00 am
Southlands Hospital Shops 8.10 am
Hove Town Hall 8.20 am
Old Steine 8.30 am
Black Lion, Patcham 8.40 am

Last visited in March 2015, this Wildlife Trust site has recently added a new discovery centre.
This sight can throw up a few surprises!
It can also be good for bittern, marsh harrier, hen harrier, merlin, grey, golden and 'green' plover. bearded tit, slavonian grebe. On our last visit we also spotted seal!
This site has hides and toilets, and possible tearoom at the new centre.
You will have the option to go round the site on your own or with someone from the group.
If open? We will have a comfort stop on route.
Please wear Stout shoes and bring your own packed lunch.
We will be leaving at 3pm.

Time: Variable pick up times.

Price: £20

Booking essential

Telephone: 01273843619

E-mail: ritaparker3619@msn.com