About us

The aim of the group is to promote an interest in birds and other wildlife in Exeter and the surrounding district, and to support the activities of the RSPB in giving nature a home.

Each month between September and April we have indoor evening meetings, usually with a visiting expert speaker. Refreshments are provided in the interval, and free underground evening parking is available opposite the hall. Every 2 or 3 weeks we have outdoor meetings at top bird watching sites in Devon, Somerset or Dorset. For the longer-distance trips we share cars, meeting in the car park behind the Miller & Carter Steakhouse on Honiton Road.

Every quarter we produce a newsletter containing news about the RSPB and local group activities, including reports on past events and reminders about forthcoming ones.

We also operate a 100 Club lottery - anyone can buy uniquely numbered 10 shares; each month winning numbers are drawn; after a small administration fee is deducted, the remaining subscription is split, one half going to support the RSPB and the other being distributed as prize money.

For further information please click on the Contact Us link.

FOR ALL OTHER ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL THE RSPB ENGLAND OFFICE IN EXETER ON 01392 432691 (Monday - Friday 9am - 5.15pm).

Meeting times and costs

Our talks are held on either the first or the second Tuesday of the month (see event listing for details), with a 7.30pm start. Exeter & District Local Group members 3.50; All others 5.00.

Meeting place

Southernhay Hall, United Reformed Church, Southernhay East, EXETER, EX1 1QD

Committee Posts

Mr Richard Swinbank: Leader
Mr Chris Steel: Treasurer
Mr Richard Farr: Secretary

Other people who help organise group activities

Ms Helen Baker
Mr Martin Chambers
Mrs Cilla Ingram
Mrs Jenny Ingram
Mr Andy Rook
Mrs Liz Saunders
Mrs Marilyn Steel
Mr Richard Dumelow
Ms Chris Lane
Mrs Val Palmer
Ms Sheila Turner
Mrs Audrey Wolstenholme