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.

October 2021

Tue
5

Local Walk: Ruxley Gravel Pits, Sidcup

Location: Meet at Edgington Way entrance (DA14 5AD). We will open the gates for cars to drive through to park. Arrive early but not before 9.00am.
Postcode: DA14 5AD (Google map)

The site's open water and marginal swamps provide a rare habitat for many wetland birds, plants and invertebrates. Led by Bob Francis.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392790719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

November 2021

Fri
12

Local Walk: Norheads Lane & Biggin Hill Valley

Location: Meet and park in Glovers Close (TN16 3GA).
Postcode: TN16 3GA (Google map)

Explore this dry chalk valley close to London's border with Surrey and Kent for sightings of yellowhammers. Some steep inclines in places. Led by Ian Micklewright.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

December 2021

Wed
29

Local Walk: Hayes Parks & Common, Hayes, Bromley

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

A walk through the parks, churchyard and the Common to see a variety of woodland birds. Led by Geoff Coad.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

January 2022

Fri
14

Local Walk: Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve KWT, Kent

Location: Meet in the Reserve's car park (TN13 3DH); 15 min walk from Sevenoaks or Bat & Ball train stations.
Postcode: TN13 3DH (Google map)

The reserve's habitat provides ideal sites for surface feeding duck such as teal and shovelers. Grey herons are resident and other birds like kingfisher and grey wagtail can often be located. Led by Peter Smart.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Tue
25

Local Walk: Crystal Palace Park, London

Location: Meet at the Information Centre at the Thicket Road entrance (SE19 2GA).
Postcode: SE19 2GA (Google map)

The different habitats of the park attract an impressive variety of wildlife. Cormorants, tufted duck and wintering shoveler on the lakes, grey wagtails around the edges. Pied wagtails, redwings, thrushes and woodpeckers are attracted to the grass and woodland. Led by Ian Micklewright.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

February 2022

Wed
16

Local Walk: Bough Beech Reservoir, Ide Hill, Kent

Location: Meet at Bough Beech Reservoir, Winkhurst Green, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks (TN14 6LD).
Postcode: TN14 6LD (Google map)

The reserve encompasses a large expanse of water attracting a wide variety of birds and other aquatic life. Led by Bob Francis.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

March 2022

Wed
2

Local Walk: Cudham

Location: Meet in Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South, Cudham (TN14 7QB).
Postcode: TN14 7QB (Google map)

Walk through a rolling landscape of woods, farms and churchyards in the picturesque North Downs countryside with the opportunity of seeing a variety of birds. Led by Peter Smart.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

April 2022

Sun
3

Local Walk: South Norwood Country Park, Elmers End

Location: Meet at the entrance opposite Dorset Road (BR3 4TX).
Postcode: BR3 4TX (Google map)

Explore the Park for shoveler and teal in the lake, the elusive water rail in the ditches and where the alder trees attract siskins and a variety of finches. Led by Geoff Coad.

Time: 9.30am

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
10

Spring Bird & Heron Watch: Kelsey Park, Beckenham

Location: Kelsey Park, Beckenham
Postcode: BR3 3LS (Google map)

Annual joint event with The Friends of Kelsey Park. Guided walks at 12.00pm and 2.00pm.

Time: 11am - 4pm

Price: Free

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com