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.

February 2019

Fri
8

Indoor Meeting- Peter Holden MBE- Birds Without Borders Special Event

Location: Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff.
The hall is on the right hand side as you enter the car park from the High Street. There is disabled access.
Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

To celebrate 50 YEARS of RSPB Local Groups, the group is proud to present one of the RSPB's longest serving staff members, Peter Holden, with his presentation 'Birds without Borders'. Using some of the latest research findings and illustrated with his own photographs from around the world, a presentation not to be missed.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967 735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
10

Field Trip to Lamby Lake and Rhymney Great Wharf

Location: Meet at Lamby Lake car park, Parc Tredelerch, Lamby Way, Cardiff (GR ST 219 784)
Postcode: CF3 2HP (Google map)

These popular local sites can produce great crested grebe, reed bunting, finches as well as a variety of waders and gulls.

Time: 10 AM

Price: Free

Telephone: 02920843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

March 2019

Fri
8

Indoor Meeting - Steve Watson - Goshawks

Location: Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff.

The hall is on the right hand side as you enter the car park from the High Street. There is disabled access.
Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

The group are excited to welcome Steve Watson to share with us his knowledge and footage on these impressive birds of prey. Including HD video of goshawks in display flight, plus quality images of breeding goshawks. It will also include anecdotes of observations in the field and the making of the BBC2 TV documentary 'H is for Hawk - The next chapter'.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967 735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
10

Field Trip to Newton and Porthcawl

Location: Meet at the pay and display Newton Beach car park,
Porthcawl (GR SS 837 769)

Postcode: CF36 5NF (Google map)

Sanderling, purple sandpiper, golden plover are some of the birds that we aim to see.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 02920 843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

April 2019

Fri
5

Indoor Meeting - Topic to be confirmed

Location: The meeting is in the Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff. The hall is located at the back right hand side of the free car park on the road leading to Llandaff Cathedral. (Entrance opp. the Spar Shop). There is disabled access.
Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

Topic and speaker to be confirmed.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967 735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
7

Field Trip to Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath Nature Rerserve

Location: Meet at the Ascott Corner car park at the Ham Wall reserve, Meare, Ashcott, Glastonbury (GR ST 449 397).
Postcode: BA6 9SX (Google map)

Another visit to this popular site at the Somerset Levels. In previous years marsh harrier, great white egret, hobby, crane, glossy ibis and many other species have been recorded.

Time: 11 am

Price: Free Admission

Telephone: 02920 843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

May 2019

Fri
17

AGM Followed by Indoor Meeting - Living Levels Landscape Partnership

Location: Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff.
The hall is on the right hand side as you enter the car park from the High Street. There is disabled access.
Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

Our brief AGM followed by -Living Levels Landscape Partnership (LLLP). Alison Boyes of the RSPB will be telling us about the amazing Gwent Levels landscape and the exciting work Living Levels will be delivering for this unique area. The project aims to reconnect people and communities to their landscape.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Free Admission

Telephone: 07967 735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
19

Field Trip to the Great Bustard Project in Wiltshire

Location: For more information visit the Great Bustard Group website greatbustard.org

Special event to celebrate 50 years of RSPB local groups. A chance to see the males displaying and stone curlew.

The cost is £15.00 per person payable in advance. As places are limited, please book early. Contact Viv Jenkins
for more details of the trip.

Time: 11 am

Price: £15 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 02920 843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

September 2019

Fri
13

Indoor Meeting- Dr Rupert Perkins - French Pyrenees

Location: The meeting is in the Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff. The hall is located at the back right hand side of the free car park on the road leading to Llandaff Cathedral. There is disabled access.
Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

Dr Rupert Perkins of Cardiff University will be presenting a talk on the natural history of the French Pyrenees. The talk will feature both birdlife and butterflies found in this scenic terrain.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
22

Field Trip - WWT Llanelli

Location: Meet at the reserve car park, Llwynhendy, Llanelli (GR SS 532 984)
Postcode: SA14 9SH (Google map)

A visit to see what Llanelli Wetlands Centre has to offer, including a chance for little egret, red shank and green shank on the lagoon and scrapes.

Time: 10 am

Price: Entry to WWT Llanelli costs £9.50/£8.10 concession for non-members. WWT members free.

Telephone: 02920 843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

October 2019

Fri
11

Indoor Meeting - Cate Barrow - Macro Techniques for Butterflies

Location: The meeting is in the Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff. The hall is located at the back right hand side of the free car park on the road leading to Llandaff Cathedral. (Entrance opp. the Spar Shop). There is disabled access.

Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

The ever popular Cate Barrow will be back to give another entertaining talk to the group. This time she will be giving us an insight into macro techniques for butterfly photography whilst showcasing her impressive images.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967 735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sat
19

Forest Farm Nature Ramble

Location: Forest Farm Nature Reserve, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff.
Latitude/longitude: 51.517640,-3.245500 (Google map)

Join The Friends of Forest Farm for a walk around this popular local Nature Reserve. Meet at the
Wardens Centre, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, CF14 7JJ. Walk starts at 10.00am and ends at about
12.30pm.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 02920 843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk

November 2019

Fri
8

Indoor Meeting- Hugh Lansdown - Birds of the World's Wetlands

Location: Llandaff Parish Hall, Llandaff, Cardiff.
The hall is on the right hand side as you enter the car park from the High Street. There is disabled access.

Postcode: CF5 2DX (Google map)

A snapshot tour of some of the world's major wetlands and coastal areas, showcasing the different species of birds and other types of wildlife found in these diverse habitats.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Adults £3.00; over 60's £2.50; students/under 16's £1.00

Telephone: 07967735388

E-mail: corrinejpowell@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
17

Field Trip to Fforest Ganol and Rudry Common

Location: Meet at the Fforest Fawr car park, off Heol y Fforest Rd on the left, past Castell Coch, one mile from Tongwynlais (GR ST 141838).
Postcode: CF83 1NG (Google map)

Hawfinch and brambling are on the agenda for this walk as well as what bird species Rudry Common has to offer.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 02920843500

E-mail: vivjjenkins@yahoo.co.uk