Events

All our events are open to everyone, of all ages. You do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions about any of the events or if you would like to request a lift to a trip please email bromleyRSPB@gmail.com or call 07392 790719.

Our talks are held on the second Wednesday of the month (September to June). Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start. They finish by 9pm. The price is £3.50.

November 2019

Sun
24

CAR / TRAIN TRIP: RSPB Rainham Marshes, Essex (Bromley local group)

Location: RSPB Rainham Marshes.
Postcode: RM19 1SZ (Google map)

These marshes and reed beds by the Thames are home to a rich birdlife.

Meet in the visitor centre car park (RM19 1SZ), a 15-min walk from Purfleet train station.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 10.30 am

Price: Free for RSPB members. Otherwise £6 adults, £3 children.

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

December 2019

Sun
8

MINI BUS TRIP: Isle of Sheppey, Kent (Bromley local group)

Location: Pickup at Hawthorne Road, Bickley, BR1 2HH (at Bickley train station end)
Postcode: BR1 2HH (Google map)

Trip to Isle of Sheppey, Kent Led by Jonathan Barnard, and visiting a variety of sites. Raptors, owls, waders, winter migrants and maybe even seals. Who knows what will turn up at this birding hotspot?

Note that this event is now FULLY BOOKED.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £20 for adults, £10 for 25s & under

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
11

Christmas Wildlife Quiz and festive celebrations (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

A light-hearted wildlife quiz with questions suitable for all, including beginners. Please bring your own refreshments.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
29

LOCAL WALK: Hayes Common, Hayes, Bromley (Bromley local group)

Location: Meet at Hayes station (BR2 7EN).
Postcode: BR2 7EN (Google map)

Hayes'parks and Common are perfect places to spot popular woodland birds.

Meet at Hayes station (BR2 7EN).

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

January 2020

Wed
8

TALK: An Evening of Birdsong, Adrian Thomas (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

In 2015 the RSPB's Adrian Thomas set out (with his tent and alarm clock) to record and write the RSPB Guide to Birdsong. Join Adrian as he shares his lifelong love affair with birdsong and his tips on how to identify the birds behind the songs.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
8

TALK: Bromley Swift Survey 2019: The Results! (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

Survey Organiser Peter Smart shares the results from the second year of our survey.

Monthly talk follows at 7pm.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
19

CAR TRIP: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Sussex (Bromley local group)

Location: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Sussex.
Postcode: TN31 7TX (Google map)

This beautiful coastal reserve hosts thousands of winter wildfowl and waders including golden plover and godwits.

Meet in the car park by the Martello Tower (TN31 7TX).

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 10.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Tue
28

LOCAL WALK: Crystal Palace Park, London (Bromley local group)

Location: Crystal Palace Park, London.
Postcode: SE19 2GA (Google map)

Redwing, fieldfare and woodpeckers can be found in this famous park.

Meet at the information centre at the Thicket Road entrance (SE19 2GA).

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

February 2020

Wed
12

TALK: Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather, Tessa Boase (Bromley local group)

Location: United Reformed Church, Widmore Road, Bromley, BR1 1RY
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

The scandalous story of 'murderous millinery', women's emancipation - and the birth of the RSPB.

Tessa is an author and regularly writes for national newspapers.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
16

COACH TRIP: Lymington & Keyhaven Marshes, Hants (Bromley local group)

Location: Hawthorne Road, Bickley, BR1 2HH (at Bickley train station end)
Postcode: BR1 2HH (Google map)

The Solent coast is a magnet for Brent geese, seaducks, wildfowl and waders, including curlew (listen out for their haunting call). It's also a great place for kingfishers.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm

Price: £20 for adults, £10 for 25s & under.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sat
22

WALK: Joydens Wood, Dartford (Bromley local group)

Location: Joyden's Wood, Dartford
Postcode: DA2 7NY (Google map)

There's an abundance of birdlife in this historic area of woodland and heathland. Park in Norfield Drive, Dartford (DA2 7NY).

Meet at the nearby Summerhouse Road entrance.

Organised by the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com