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.

March 2019

Fri
22

British birds in the last fifty years

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

By Dawn Balmer (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
24

Visit to RSPB Frampton Marsh

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

A major extension to this coastal wetland reserve includes a reedbed, large freshwater scrapes and wet grassland. These are all being created to bring the wildlife of the Wash closer to you.

Time: 7 am

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

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

April 2019

Sun
7

Visit to Derbyshire Moors

Location: Spencer Road / Davenport Road (King Henry VIII School), Coventry

Minibus tour.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: Cost to be determined

Booking essential

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Wed
10

Visit to Croft Hill

Location: Meet in village
Latitude/longitude: 52.559,-1.2472 (Google map)

Local walk

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 8689

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
26

The Swift - a bird we can relate to

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

By Edward Mayer (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

Sat
27

An audience with Simon King

Location: Sports Connexion
Leamington Road
Ryton -on-Dunsmore
Warwickshire

Postcode: CV8 3FL (Google map)

Simon King OBE, British naturalist, author and broadcaster

Time: 7 pm

Price: Adult £10 Child £5 (Under 16)

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Sun
28

Visit to RSPB Ynys-hir

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

Ynys-hir mixes Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. In the spring, the ground is carpeted in flowers and birdsong fills the air

Time: 7 am

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

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

May 2019

Wed
8

Visit to WoWT 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
19

Visit to RSPB Lakenheath Fen

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

The RSPB has converted an area of arable farmland into a large wetland, consisting mainly of reedbeds and grazing marshes.

The reedbeds attract hundreds of pairs of reed warblers and sedge warblers, as well as bearded tits bitterns, cranes and marsh harriers.

In early summer, hobbies catch insects high over the marshes.

Time: 7 am

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

Booking essential

Telephone: 024 7641 6441

E-mail: covbirding@btinternet.com

Fri
24

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