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.

January 2020

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

March 2020

Wed
11

Talk: The Long Spring by Laurence Rose (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Bromley United Reformed Church (Verrall Hall), 20 Widmore Road, Bromley
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

In 2016 the RSPB's Laurence Rose journeyed from the Mediterranean to Arctic Scandinavia, keeping pace with spring's arrival and the two billion birds that migrate north. The result was his acclaimed book The Long Spring. Find out how a continent awakens from its winter slumber.

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

Time: Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, ending by 9.00pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Thu
19

Local walk: Sydenham Hill Wood, Southwark (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Meet outside The Wood House pub in Crescent Wood Road
Postcode: SE26 6RS (Google map)

Look out for kestrel, firecrest, nuthatch and green woodpecker in Southwark's green lung. This wildlife-rich oasis in leafy Dulwich is managed by the London Wildlife Trust (www.wildlondon.org.uk/nature-reserves/sydenham-hill-wood-and-coxs-walk).

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

Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
29

Trip: Location TBC

Location: TBC

The location for this trip will be confirmed soon. The trip was due to be to Crossness Nature Reserve but this is currently closed for building works.

Time: 10.00 am - 3 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

April 2020

Sun
5

Spring Bird & Heron Watch in Kelsey Park, Beckenham

Location: Visit our stalls overlooking the lake in Kelsey Park, Manor Way, Beckenham
Postcode: BR3 3LS (Google map)

Our annual joint event with the Friends of Kelsey Park.

The island in the park's lake contains one of London's largest heronries. Volunteers will be on hand with telescopes to give visitors up-close views of the boisterous breeding grey herons. Families are welcome and a telescope will be set at a lower level for children to get a good view.

There will be two stalls, each offering a different perspective on the herons' family drama!

The Friends of Kelsey Park will also be leading bird walks around the park at 12pm and 2pm.

Organised jointly by the Friends of Kelsey Park (www.fokp.org.uk) and the RSPB Bromley Local Group (www.rspb.org.uk/groups/bromley)

Time: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

Price: Free

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Wed
8

Talk: Going loco over cocoa (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Bromley United Reformed Church (Verrall Hall), 20 Widmore Road, Bromley
Postcode: BR1 1RY (Google map)

Find out how eating chocolate could help save a rainforest. Join us for an evening about the RSPB's project to save threatened wildlife and support local communities in the Gola Rainforest of Sierra Leone.

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

Time: Doors open at 6.45pm for a 7.00pm start, ending by 9.00pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sat
18

Local walk: Ruxley Gravel Pits, Sidcup (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Meet at Edgington Way entrance
Postcode: DA14 5AD (Google map)

A little-known and normally closed wildlife gem that supports wetland and woodland birds, plants and invertebrates. You can read an article about the reserve on the 'Places to see birds' part of our website.

We will open the gates so that people coming by car can drive through to park. Arrive early but not before 9.00am.

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

Time: 9.30 am - 12 pm

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Sun
26

Coach trip: RSPB Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (Bromley Local Group)

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

Booming bitterns, calling bearded tits and fluffy avocet chicks will be just a few of the highlights of our trip to this special reserve of diverse wetland habitats, including a pristine beach overlooking The Wash.

The reserve is an inspiring nature success story - previously farmland, it is now internationally important for a huge variety of birds, as well as otters and water voles.

The reserve also has excellent facilities including a well stocked visitor centre / shop, café and superb nature trails and hides, including 360 degree views from the award-winning Parrinder Hide.

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

Time: The coach leaves promptly at 8.00 am. We expect to be back around 7 - 8 pm

Price: £20 (£10 for 25s & under)

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com

Tue
28

Dawn chorus walk: High Elms Country Park, Orpington (Bromley Local Group)

Location: Meet in the main car park off High Elms Road
Postcode: BR6 7JH (Google map)

Experience the joy of the dawn chorus with local naturalist Bob Harrop in a wonderful chalk grassland and mixed woodland setting.

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

Time: 6.00 am - 8.00 am

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07392 790 719

E-mail: bromleyrspb@gmail.com