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.

July 2020

Tue
21

Long half day walk to Kithurst Hill / Chantry Hill. PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK IS CANCELLED..SEE LATEST NEWS.

Location: TQ 063 127: A29 to Whiteways Lodge roundabout, take 2nd exit on left B2139. Go through the village of Amberley towards Storrington, go past left turn to Rackham. You will then see Springhead Farm on your left, after a further 300 yds turn rt. up a small track and continue to the top of the Downs. RSPB walk sign will be on side of road opposite track.

Leader Chris Furlepa
Downland, farmland. Migrants and passerines, raptors and butterflies.

Time: 10:00 am (long half-day) bring drink and snack / lunch and something to sit on.

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

August 2020

Sat
8

Long half day walk around RSPB Medmerry (eastern side). PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK IS CANCELLED..SEE LATEST NEWS.

Location: GR SZ856967
Please meet in the (Sidlesham) RSPB Pagham Visitor Centre car park. Car share from there as there is limited parking on site.

Leader Carole Griffiths
Walk around the new RSPB Medmerry Reserve from the eastern side. Before heading to Medmerry we will take in the ferry pool from the hide at the RSPB centre.

Time: 9:30 am (long half-day) bring a snack / lunch and drink.

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Wed
26

Evening walk along Pagham North Wall. PLEASE NOTE THIS WALK IS CANCELLED..SEE LATEST NEWS.

Location: G.R. SZ 880976.
From A27 by pass take B2145 s/p Selsey. At first roundabout take first exit B2166 s/p Bognor. After about 2.5 miles, at T-junction leave B2166 by going straight ahead on to unclassified signposted Pagham. Turn right by holiday camp into Church Lane, park on verge at end.

Leader Kerry Jackson
Tidal pools, mudflats and farmland. Wildfowl, waders, divers, migrants and passerines depending on season.

Time: 5.00 pm (evening)

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

September 2020

Sun
6

Half day walk around The Burgh

Location: Park at TQ 042 096 Take A27 east through Arundel, turn left immediately after railway bridge. Go through Wepham to Burpham village, at sharp left just before the village proceed straight up the hill to park at T-junction (grassed triangle)

Leader Carole Griffiths
Downland birds - especially raptors.

Time: 9.30 am (half day)

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Wed
16

Half day / full day walk around RSPB Pulborough Brooks

Location: G.R. TQ 059165. Take A27 east, then left at Fontwell on A29. At Whiteways roundabout take second exit, B2139 signposted Amberiey. After about 4 miles turn left on unclassified signposted Rackham. At T-junction at end (about 2 miles) turn right and take next left. Turn left on to A283, and the reserve is immediately on the left

Leader Rob Yarham
RSPB reserve. Floodplain, marsh, scrapes and farmland. Wildfowl, divers, raptors, migrants and passerines depending on season. Walk of 2 halves. First half will take in the normal route of hides followed by a trip down to Hail's View after lunch for those staying.

Time: 10.00 am (half-day or full day) - bring lunch if staying for second half of walk

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Sun
20

Half day walk around Burton Mill Pond

Location: G.R. SU 979181. Take A27 east, turn left on A285 s/p Petworth. A mile past Duncton turn right on to unclassified, s/p Burton Mill. Park in car park nearest to Mill

Leader Chris Vine.
Woodland and heath. Waterbirds, wildfowl, passerines and other woodland birds and raptors depending on season.

Time: 10:00 am (half-day) maybe take a spot of lunch as will take a brief stop

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Sun
27

Long half day walk at Thorney Island

Location: G.R. SZ 756049. Turn left off A259 Chichester-Emsworth just before entering Emsworth, onto unclassified road signposted Thorney. Pass Emsworth marina entrance on right then take turning off to left after approx. 100 yards into Thornham Lane. Park immediately on verge at left.

Leader Chris Vine
Harbour shoreline, saltmarsh, mudflats and farmland. Seabirds, waders, divers, passerines and migrants depending on season.

Time: 10:00 am (long half-day) bring lunch

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

October 2020

Sat
3

Halfday walk at Pagham North Wall & maybe onto Pagham lagoon

Location: G.R. SZ 880976.
From A27 by pass take B2145 s/p Selsey. At first roundabout take first exit B2166 s/p Bognor. After about 2.5 miles, at T-junction leave B2166 by going straight ahead on to unclassified s/p Pagham. Turn right by holiday camp into Church Lane, park on verge at end.

Leader Roger Morris
Lake, shingle beach mudflats and farmland. Wildfowl, waders, divers, migrants and passerines depending on season. Start along North Wall then onto the lagoon for those who wish to do second part if weather and birfd reports afre good.

Time: 10:00 am (half day)

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Tue
13

Full day walk around Blackdown

Location: Meet at Trundle car park at 9:30 am to car share. Those going straight there meet in car park at Tennyson's Lane (Grid ref: SU92072 30876) at 10:00 am.
Lunch will be at the Temple of Winds as per previous visits.

Leader Stuart Paveley (Chris Vine)
Downland birds, flora and fauna.

Time: 9:30 Trundle, 10:00 Blackdown

Price: Free - full day - bring lunch

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Thu
22

Long half day walk around Chidham & Cobnor Point

Location: SU 793034 Turn left off A259 Chichester-Emsworth into unclassified Chidham Lane about 1.5 miles past the Bosham roundabout alongside the Wheatsheaf pub. Park in sunken car park after about 1.5 miles.

Leader Carole Griffiths
Harbour birds. Walk from Chidham to Cobnor Point - long half day - bring snack and drink. Can be very muddy.

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Sat
31

Half day walk around Charlton Forest

Location: G.R. SU 887130. Turn sharp right off A286 Chichester-Midhurst in Singleton village into unclassified signposted Charlton. Park near cross roads in Charlton village.

Leader John Kelsall
Ancient woodland. Passerines and other woodland birds, raptors.

Time: 10:00 am (half day)

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

November 2020

Tue
10

Full day walk around Blashford Lakes in Hampshire

Location: If going direct meet at Tern Hide 10.15am, car park on the left side when entering from A338 - http://www.hiwwt.org.uk/reserves/blashford-lakes for directions and details of reserve. If car sharing:
meet at Chichester Marina. Turn south at Stockbridge roundabout on the A27 s/p Witterings etc. After about 2 miles turn right into Marina private road. Car park is on right just before the boats.. Park in car park to share cars (also share petrol costs).

Leader Chris Vine
Walk around marshy heathland, woodland and lakes. Larks, chats and raptors. Don't forget your lunch! The drive is about 45 minutes.
There is good car parking and toilets at Blashford, but no cafe.
No need to book if you are a local group member, but if you are joining us for the first time please email chichesterbirds@gmail.com to let us know you are coming.

Time: 9:00 at Chichester Marina (full day) - 10.15am if going straight to Blashford - bring lunch.

Price: Free (share petrol costs) Donation to Blashford Lakes WWT welcome on the day

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Sat
28

Long half day walk around West Dean Woods

Location: Meet at Trundle car park at 9:30 am to share cars as parking limited at West Dean woods.

Leader Roger Morris
Downland birds - longish walk with ups and downs.

Time: 9:30 Trundle, 10:00 walk.

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

December 2020

Tue
15

Half day walk around East Head

Location: Grid ref: SZ 766 984
Meet at West Beach car park (there will be a small fee for parking).

Leader Kerry Jackson
Harbour birds, mudflats, woodland and farmland areas.

Time: 10:00 am (half day)

Price: There is a parking charge (was £2.00 but ever changing) so take some coinage

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com

Sun
27

Half day walk around Dell Quay

Location: G.R. SU 836028. Turn right off A286 Chichester-Witterings about 1 1/2 miles from A27, signposted Dell Quay & Apuldram. Go to end and park on roadside.

Leader Roger Morris
Mudflats and harbour shoreline. Wildfowl, seabirds and divers.

Time: 10:00 am (half day)

Price: Free

Telephone: 07581722040

E-mail: chichesterbirds@gmail.com