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 2020

Wed
1

Visit to WkWT Brandon Marsh

Location: Meet in the car park at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry
Postcode: CV3 3GW (Google map)

A gentle stroll around our local patch, to blow away those New Year's Eve cobwebs!

Time: 10 am

Price: £2.50 for Non-WkWT members

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Wed
8

Visit to Packington Estates Marsh Lane

Location: Meet by the first gate
Postcode: CV7 7PL (Google map)

Since conclusion of the quarrying in 1999, the land has been reinstated by RMC Aggregates Western and the owners, Packington Estates. It now consists of two main pools together with woodland, grassland, ponds and some agricultural land

Time: 9.30 am

Price: TBA

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
24

Photographic Competition and Quiz Night

Location: Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton
Latitude/longitude: 52.371987,-1.494632 (Google map)

By Local Group Members

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 group members, £4 non-group members (includes refreshments)

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
26

Visit to EWT Fingringhoe Wick

Location: Junction of Cox Street / Lower Ford Street
Postcode: CV1 5QJ (Google map)

This magical place is one of our favourites. Set in a spectacular position overlooking the Colne Estuary the visitor centre provides stunning views and offers the visitor real peace and quiet and a chance to escape from it all.

Time: 7 am

Price: Local Group Members £20 Non Members £23. Admission by donation

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

February 2020

Wed
12

Visit to STW Draycote Water

Location: In Draycote Water car park
Postcode: CV23 8AB (Google map)

This large reservoir, managed by Severn Trent Water, attracts a range of wildlife. The 8km/5-mile perimeter road is ideal for easy walking, and there are picnic sites and a visitor centre.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Parking fee

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
21

Farming and Wildlife

Location: Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton
Latitude/longitude: 52.371987,-1.494632 (Google map)

By Nicholas Watts, Vine House Farm

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 group members, £4 non-group members (includes refreshments)

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
23

Visit to RSPB Parkgate and RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Location: At the junction of Cox Street and Lower Ford Street
Postcode: CV1 5QJ (Google map)

High tide at Parkgate and finishing the day at Burton Mere Wetlands

Time: 7 am

Price: Local Group Members £20 Non Members £23

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

March 2020

Wed
11

Visit to WkWT Pooley Country Park and Alvecote Pools

Location: Meet in Pooley Park car park
Latitude/longitude: 52.627379,-1.619131 (Google map)

Local Walk

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Car Park Fee

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
22

Visit to RSPB Leighton Moss

Location: Cox Street / Lower Ford Street, Coventry
Postcode: CV1 5QJ (Google map)

Leighton Moss is the largest remaining reedbed in north-west England. The reserve is well-known for its special birds: breeding bitterns, bearded tits, marsh harriers and avocets

Time: 7 am

Price: Local Group Members £20 Non Members £23

Booking essential

Telephone: 02476 416441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
27

Birdwatching in Oman, Egypt, Libya and Morocco

Location: Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton
Latitude/longitude: 52.371987,-1.494632 (Google map)

By Paul Bowden

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 group members, £4 non-group members (includes refreshments)

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

April 2020

Wed
8

Visit to WkWT Hampton Wood and Meadow

Location: Please park in car park within the reserve, not on the road. 1.5 km south of Barford, near Warwick
Postcode: CV35 8AS (Google map)

Ancient woodland with meadow frontage to the River Avon. Excellent woodland flora including bluebell, wood anemone, primrose and yellow archangel.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free to WkWT Members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
24

Conservation in UK Overseas Territories

Location: Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton
Latitude/longitude: 52.371987,-1.494632 (Google map)

By Charlie Butt RSPB

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 group members, £4 non-group members (includes refreshments)

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
26

Visit to Minsmere

Location: At the junction of Cox Street and Lower Ford Street, Coventry
Postcode: CV1 5QJ (Google map)

Nature trails take you through woodland, heathland and reedbeds, to excellent hides and to the beach on the beautiful Suffolk coast

Time: 7 am

Price: Local Group Members £20 Non Members £23

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

May 2020

Wed
13

Visit to WkWT Ashlawn Cutting and Diamond Jubilee Wood

Location: 0.5 miles south from the centre of Rugby, off Ashlawn Road.
Rugby
Postcode: CV22 5JX (Google map)

Local Walk

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No charge

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
17

Visit to Lake Vyrnwy

Location: At the junction of Cox Street and Lower Ford Street, Coventry.
Postcode: CV1 5QJ (Google map)

Above the lake lies heather moorland, woodland, meadows, rocky streams and crags

Time: 7 am

Price: Local Group Members £20 Non Members £23

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
22

Annual General Meeting

Location: Baginton Village Hall, Frances Road, Baginton
Latitude/longitude: 52.371987,-1.494632 (Google map)

AGM followed by a little end-of-season entertainment

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: No charge

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com