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.

February 2018

Wed
21

Indoor Meeting - John Hamilton - Papua New Guinea

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley
Any non-members or visitors planning to attend this meeting should call 01403 242218 on the evening prior to the meeting to arrange access to the car park at Friary Hall
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

John Hamilton - Papua New Guinea

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3, including refreshments, C&H members; £2.50 seniors; £4 non-members

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

March 2018

Wed
7

Halfday Midweek Outing - Burton Mill Pond

Location: Burton Mill Pond, near Petworth
Map ref SU 979180

Woodland walk, including two ponds
Lesser spotted woodpecker have been seen - but not recently
Grey wagtails breed at the mill

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

Wed
21

Indoor Meeting - Chris Ward - Etosha and the Skeleton Coast

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley
Any non-members or visitors planning to attend this meeting should call 01403 242218 on the evening prior to the meeting to arrange access to the car park at Friary Hall
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

Chris Ward - Etosha and the Skeleton Coast

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3 including refreshments for C&H members; £2.50 senior; £4 non-members

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

April 2018

Wed
4

Halfday Midweek Outing - Sevenoaks

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation
Sevenoaks Wildlife Park
Meet in car park
Postcode: TN13 3DH (Google map)

Easy walking. Facilities available in centre, including refreshments
Woodland birds, as well as wildfowl

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge but donations to Trust welcome

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

Wed
18

Indoor Meeting - Simon Ginnaw - Birds beyond the Boughs

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley
Any non-members or visitors planning to attend this meeting should call 01403 242218 on the evening prior to the meeting to arrange access to the car park at Friary Hall
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

Simon Ginnaw - Birds beyond the Boughs

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3, including refreshments, C&H members; £2.50 seniors; £4 non-members

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

Sun
22

Monthly Field Meeting - Dungeness

Location: Dungeness RSPB Reserve, map ref TR 062197

Six hides around a unique shingle bank nature reserve

All facilities available at centre

Time: 9.30 am

Price: RSPB members free. Non-members adults £3 concessions £2

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

May 2018

Wed
2

Halfday Midweek Outing - Pulborough

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve
TQ 060164
Postcode: RH20 2EL (Google map)

Set in the Arun Valley with superb views across wet meadows and fields to the South Downs
4 hides
waterfowl, woodland birds and hopefully(!) singing nightingales
Excellent facilities available at centre, including shop and restaurant.

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge to RSPB members. Non-members £3.50. £2.50 concessions

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

June 2018

Wed
6

Halfday Midweek Outing - Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation

Old Lodge, Ashdown Forest

See website www.ashdownforest.org for lots of information.

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

Sun
17

Monthly Field Trip - Thursley Common

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation
Thursley Common
Park at Moat Pond car park

Heathland, woodland, scrub and bog
Hobbies, Dartford warbler, stonechat, tree pipits, plus butterflies and dragonflies
No facilities

Time: 9 am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

July 2018

Wed
4

Halfday Midweek Outing - Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation
Leechpool and Owlbeech Woods, Horsham

40 acres of woodland

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

August 2018

Wed
1

Halfday Midweek Outing - Ranmore Common

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation
Ranmore Common, near Dorking, Surrey
Start from National Trust car park at top of hill

Butterfly safari
Parts of the walk are hilly
August might be a quiet time for birds but this area can be excellent for butterflies

Time: 10 am

Price: Car park charge for non National Trust members

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

September 2018

Wed
5

South Downs Way - Half day Midweek Outing

Location: South Downs Way, via Chantry Lane, Storrington

Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge

Wed
19

Indoor Meeting - Chris Collins - Russian Far East

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley (near Crawley Bus Station)
Any non-members or visitors planning to attend this meeting should call 01403 242218 on the evening prior to the meeting to arrange access to the car park at Friary Hall
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

Chris Collins - Russian Far East

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3 including refreshments for C&H members; £2.50 senior; £4 non-members

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

October 2018

Tue
2

Halfday Midweek Outing - Henfield

Location: Please check website evening before event to make sure no change or possible cancellation

Henfield - Downs Link Way

A country walk of approximately three miles
Can be muddy

Lunch at the Cat and Canary after for those interested

Time: 10 am

Price: No charge

Sun
7

Autumn Trip to Norfolk

Location: Please contact Group Leader on 01403 242218 for further details

7 - 10 October
3 nights in Norfolk

Time: Please confirm with Group Leader

Price: Please ring for details

Booking essential

Telephone: 01403 242218

Wed
17

40th Anniversary Party

Location: Members only
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

An informal evening of eating, drinking, and socialising - including a talk by John Hamilton where we can share his Magic Moments of many birding trips over the years.

Time: 8 pm

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

November 2018

Wed
7

Halfday Midweek Outing - Warnham Nature Reserve

Location: Warnham Nature Reserve - Horsham

15th century millpond
Common woodland and water birds.
Kingfisher often seen.

Time: 10 am

Price: Entrance charge at reserve

Wed
21

Monthly Indoor Meeting

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley (near Crawley Bus Station)
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

Bernie Forbes - Lesvos


Time: 8 pm

Price: £3 including refreshments for C&H members; £2.50 senior; £4 non-members

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk

December 2018

Tue
4

Halfday Midweek Outing - Pulborough Brooks

Location: Please check website evening before event to ensure no change or cancellation

Wet meadows set in the Arun valley
4 hides
2 viewponts
Excellent facilities, including shop and restaurant.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: No charge for RSPB members; £3.50 adults; £2.50 concessions

Telephone: 01293 784379

E-mail: daphne.shortland@blueyonder.co.uk

Wed
12

Indoor Meeting & AGM - John Hamilton - Travels in Scotland

Location: Friary Hall, Crawley
Any non-members or visitors planning to attend this meeting should call 01403 242218 on the evening prior to the meeting to arrange access to the car park at Friary Hall
Postcode: RH10 1HR (Google map)

Crawley & Horsham Local Group Annual General Meeting followed by John Hamilton giving a talk -
Travels in Scotland

Time: 8 pm

Price: No charge

Telephone: 01293 432894

E-mail: celiadickerhof@blueyonder.co.uk