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.

January 2019

Thu
10

Evening Meeting - Habitat Dependency and extent of movement in Goshawk and Nightjar and implications for conservation by Ian Henderson

Location: The Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
(As usual, we ask that you do not park at the Leather Bottle PH. If the car park at the hall is full, roadside parking is available in the surrounding roads.)
Postcode: CO3 4SA (Google map)

Ian Henderson, senior research ecologist BTO, has interests in farmland birds, forest management, population monitoring and issues relating to demography, predation and bird-habitat choice.

Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Price: Local Group Members: £4, Non-Members: £5

Sun
13

Car Trip to Cudmore Grove, East Mersea (Sunday)

Location: Meet at car park in Bromans Lane, 9:30am - TM 067 147

For car trips, no bookings are required, just meet at the venue, where, weather permitting, we hope you will have an enjoyable day of watching wildlife with like-minded folk. Car sharing is encouraged, especially for the longer trips.

Time: 9:30am

Price: No costs apart from getting to the venue. (Pay and Display Car Park.)

February 2019

Thu
14

Evening Meeting - Birds, their Hidden World by Peter Holden MBE

Location: The Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
(As usual, we ask that you do not park at the Leather Bottle PH. If the car park at the hall is full, roadside parking is available in the surrounding roads.)
Postcode: CO3 4SA (Google map)

Peter Holden, retired RSPB staff member, looks at British birds and their amazing lives, the sort of information that most 'bird books' leave out!.

Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Price: Local Group Members: £4, Non-Members: £5

March 2019

Thu
14

Evening Meeting - The Urban House Sparrow Property Market, what makes a sparrow des res. by Lorna Shaw

Location: The Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
(As usual, we ask that you do not park at the Leather Bottle PH. If the car park at the hall is full, roadside parking is available in the surrounding roads.)
Postcode: CO3 4SA (Google map)

Lorna Shaw, Biological Records Coordinator Essex Wildlife Trust, talks to us about this once ubiquitous urban visitor.

Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Price: Local Group Members: £4, Non-Members: £5

Sat
16

Car Trip to Heybridge Basin (Saturday)

Location: Meet at Daisy Meadow car park, 9:30am - TL 870 069

For car trips, no bookings are required, just meet at the venue, where, weather permitting, we hope you will have an enjoyable day of watching wildlife with like-minded folk. Car sharing is encouraged, especially for the longer trips.

Time: 9:30am

Price: No costs apart from getting to the venue.

April 2019

Thu
11

Evening Meeting - Falkland Islands, a wildlife photographer's paradise by Liz Cutting

Location: The Shrub End Social Centre, Shrub End Road, Colchester.
(As usual, we ask that you do not park at the Leather Bottle PH. If the car park at the hall is full, roadside parking is available in the surrounding roads.)
Postcode: CO3 4SA (Google map)

Liz Cutting, a well-known local bird photographer, talks to us about the birds of these distant, fascinating islands.

Time: Doors open 7pm for a 7:30pm start

Price: Local Group Members: £4, Non-Members: £5

Sat
20

Car Trip to Lackford Lakes, Suffolk Wildlife Trust (Saturday)

Location: Meet in visitor centre car park, 9:30am - TL 800 706

For car trips, no bookings are required, just meet at the venue, where, weather permitting, we hope you will have an enjoyable day of watching wildlife with like-minded folk. Car sharing is encouraged, especially for the longer trips.

Time: 9:30am

Price: No costs apart from getting to the venue.

May 2019

Wed
15

Car Trip - The Minsmere 100 (Wednesday)

Location: Meet at the Lay-By on the entrance road before Scott's Hall, 8:00am - TM 460 676

For car trips, no bookings are required, just meet at the venue, where, weather permitting, we hope you will have an enjoyable day of watching wildlife with like-minded folk. Car sharing is encouraged, especially for the longer trips.

Time: 8:00am

Price: No costs apart from getting to the venue. (Remember your RSPB membership card!)