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 2018

Fri
26

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
28

Visit to NWT Attenborough

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

The award winning Visitor Centre is the gateway to the 360 acres of flooded former gravel pits.

Time: 8 am

Price: £20 group members, £23 non-group members, plus admission

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

February 2018

Wed
14

Visit to WMBC Ladywalk

Location: Please meet in the Reserve car park at the far end of Faraday Avenue, past the entrance to Sainsburys Distribution Depot.
Latitude/longitude: 52.522913,-1.697816 (Google map)

West Midland Bird Club's Ladywalk Reserve lies on the site of the old Hams Hall power station, situated in the valley of the River Tame, in the borough of North Warwickshire, some ten miles from Birmingham city centre.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: TBA

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
23

Waterbirds

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

By Dr Teresa Frost (BTO)

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
25

Visit to WWT Steart Marshes

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

Hundreds of hectares of saltmarsh and freshwater wetlands buffer homes and businesses from rising sea levels, providing a rich mix of wetland wildlife.

Time: 7 am

Price: £20 group members, £23 non-group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

March 2018

Wed
14

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
23

Marsh Lane

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

By Nick Barlow (Warden)

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
25

Visit to Elan Valley and Gigrin Farm

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

The Victorian stone dams and reservoirs of the Elan Estate are situated within an area of outstanding scenic beauty and Gigrin Farm provides the opportunity to see red kites feeding close at hand

Time: 7 am

Price: £20 group members, £23 non-group members, plus admission

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

April 2018

Wed
11

Visit to WWT Hampton Wood

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 WWT Members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
27

The Blue Tit

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

By David Tideswell (Single Species Evening)

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 024 7630 1478

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
29

Visit to The New Forest

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

A walk through a typical mixture of New Forest scenery centred around Beaulieu Road Station. Wellies may be required for this trip.

Time: 7 am

Price: £20 group members, £23 non-group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

May 2018

Wed
9

Visit to WWT Upton Warren

Location: Meet in Webbs of Wychbold restaurant
Postcode: WR9 0DG (Google map)

This popular reserve is divided by the River Salwarpe with the Moors Pool to the north and the Flashes to the south. The Moors Pool, being deeper attracts most of the wildfowl, while the surrounding reedbeds are excellent for reed loving species, most notably Cetti's Warbler and during the winter, Bittern.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Fee for non Wildlife Trust members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
20

Visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs

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

Bempton Cliffs is a true spectacle, particularly so during the breeding season when vast numbers of seabirds are present

Time: 7 am

Price: £20 group members, £23 non-group members

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
25

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