Our events are open to all - you do not have to be a member of the RSPB or the Croydon Local Group to come along.
The talks are usually held on the second Monday of each month (except June). Normally, the same talk is given in both the afternoon (between 2pm-4pm) and again in the evening (between 8pm-10pm), although there are times when two different talks are given on the same day and a discount is offered for people attending both. Refreshments (tea/coffee and biscuits) are served during the interval and please note that we have adopted a bring your own mug policy for serving drinks.

Our outings visit birding sites in south-east England (many of them also excellent for butterflies and dragonflies during the summer months). They are in shared cars and willingness by drivers to share their vehicles with other participants will be greatly appreciated. We advise that you should check with the contact named for individual outings, a few days in advance, if you require a lift or (if you are a driver) that you can take others. The time and location for joining these outings, which normally take place at weekends and on the third Tuesday of each month, are given below. For outings, please remember:-
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and ground conditions.
Bring a packed lunch and drinks.
Bring RSPB or other membership cards as appropriate when visiting reserves
Avoid muddying cars on wet days
Avoid bright or white clothing
Making a noise and not keeping together increases disturbance.

Changes to talks and outings may be made at short notice and these will be advised on the website.

October 2019


Weekend outing to Isle of Sheppey, Kent

Location: Meet near Leafy Way on the northern section of Park Hill Rise, Croydon at 8am to share cars.

The Isle of Sheppey, off the northern coast of mainland Kent, has a number of fine bird watching sites and today we'll be spending time at two or three of these. Our exact programme will be decided on the day by the leader and will depend upon the weather, particularly the wind direction, and on the latest information on "what's about"! Possible destinations include Warden Point (for some final passage migrant passerines, etc), Leysdown and Shellness (for waders and seabird passage, etc), and Harty and Elmley Marshes (for early arriving wintering owls and raptors, etc).
Further details from John Parish. Please contact John a few days before the outing to either offer to take participants or or to check that there will be space in a car for you.

Time: 8am

Price: you are requested to pay £5 per car at Elmley, if we visit there.

Telephone: 07887565191