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

Sat
27

Coach Outing - RSPB Dungeness, Kent

Location: RSPB Dungeness nature reserve, Kent

Coach Outing - RSPB Dungeness NR, Kent
The reserve is set amidst mile after mile of shingle. From the visitor centre you can look out through a huge picture window at all the water-birds on the large gravel pit just outside, often a rare grebe or diver is among them. There are six hides on the main nature trail.
Dungeness's position, jutting into the English Channel, makes it ideally placed to watch for migrant birds arriving or departing, with wheatears, swallows, martins and warblers regularly seen.
The visitor centre has a gift shop and sell hot and cold drinks and confectionary.
There is a separate toilet facility.
Seats cost £18.00 each. Last booking date: 19 January
When booking a seat/s on the coach it is important to provide a telephone number in case of late changes to the outing. If you have booked a seat for a coach outing and are unable to attend, please advise Mike Hughes as soon as possible as other members may be on a waiting list. You can phone Mike Hughes 07967 343861 on the morning of the trip, between 6:00am and 6:30am if there are any late reasons for non-attendance.
All the coach pick-up locations are at bus-stops; -
07:00hrs - Redbridge Underground Station - bus stop on the A12
07:05hrs - Gants Hill (A12) - First bus-stop along Eastern Avenue - Eastward bound (coded EC)
07.10hrs - Newbury Park Underground Station (A12) - Station Bus Stops
07:30hrs - At Romford Town Centre on St. Edwards Way just after Church Lane, first bus-stop
07:37hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, approx. 50yards after the Gallows Corner round-about.
07:45hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just past the traffic lights at Gooshays Drive.
07:47hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just before the junction with Dagnam Park Drive.
If you require any further information on the pick-up locations then contact Mike Hughes on 01708 250585
Coaches will leave exactly on the time stated.
Read more at http://www.rspb.org.uk/groups/havering/events/#09tJUbeA1cTvX6xV.99

Time: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Seats cost £18.00 each.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

February 2018

Fri
9

Indoor Meeting - Havering Local Group Film Night

Location: Hornchurch Library; 44 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TB
Postcode: RM11 1TB (Google map)

Indoor Meeting - Members Film Night
As in previous years we are looking forward to a relaxed fun evening where our members show their own photographs. For those wishing to take part, contact Alan Shearman in plenty of time to plan the evening.
Contact details for Alan; Email - alanshearman@hotmail.co.uk

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: £3.00 per person

Telephone: 01708 434903

E-mail: rspb.havering@gmail.com

Sat
24

Coach Outing - RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire

Location: RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire

Coach Outing - RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire
A major new extension to this coastal wetland reserve includes a reedbed, large freshwater scrapes and wet grassland. These habitats have all been created to bring the wildlife of the Wash closer to you.
Frampton Marsh is at the leading edge of visitor and habitat nature conservation planning. Designed to maximise every aspect of the new habitats and facilities for wildlife and visitors. There are three hides for you to view nature.
New facilities include a visitor centre with toilets and a refreshments area where you can get a hot or cold drink and a snack.
Seats cost £18.00 each Last booking date: 16 February
When booking a seat/s on the coach it is important to provide a telephone number in case of late changes to the outing. If you have booked a seat for a coach outing and are unable to attend, please advise Mike Hughes as soon as possible as other members may be on a waiting list. You can phone Mike Hughes 07967 343861 on the morning of the trip, between 6:00am and 6:30am if there are any late reasons for non-attendance.
All the coach pick-up locations are at bus-stops; -
07:00hrs - Redbridge Underground Station - bus stop on the A12
07:05hrs - Gants Hill (A12) - First bus-stop along Eastern Avenue - Eastward bound (coded EC)
07.10hrs - Newbury Park Underground Station (A12) - Station Bus Stops
07:30hrs - At Romford Town Centre on St. Edwards Way just after Church Lane, first bus-stop
07:37hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, approx. 50yards after the Gallows Corner round-about.
07:45hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just past the traffic lights at Gooshays Drive.
07:47hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just before the junction with Dagnam Park Drive.
If you require any further information on the pick-up locations then contact Mike Hughes on 01708 250585
Coaches will leave exactly on the time stated.

Time: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Seats cost £18.00 each.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

March 2018

Fri
9

Indoor Meeting - South Walney Nature Reserve in Cumbria

Location: Hornchurch Library; 44 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TB
Postcode: RM11 1TB (Google map)

Indoor Meeting - South Walney Nature Reserve, Cumbria
Tonight's illustrated talk is by John Attiwell. John is a former member of our group and will be talking about his time as assistant warden in 2015 at Cumbria Wildlife Trust's South Walney Nature Reserve.

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: £3.00 per person

Telephone: 01708 434903

E-mail: rspb.havering@gmail.com

Sat
24

Coach Outing - RSPB Lakenheath Fen, Suffolk

Location: RSPB Lakenheath Fen NR, Suffolk

Coach Outing - RSPB Lakenheath Fen Nature Reserve, Suffolk
At Lakenheath Fen an area of arable farmland has been converted into a large wetland, consisting mainly of reedbeds and grazing marshes. The cranes which bred for the first time at Lakenheath Fen in 2007 should be more visible at this time of year. There are four viewpoints and one hide along the nature trail.
There are toilet facilities in the visitor centre and they sell hot or cold drinks and snacks.
Seats cost £18.00 each Last booking date: 16 March
When booking a seat/s on the coach it is important to provide a telephone number in case of late changes to the outing. If you have booked a seat for a coach outing and are unable to attend, please advise Mike Hughes as soon as possible as other members may be on a waiting list. You can phone Mike Hughes 07967 343861 on the morning of the trip, between 6:00am and 6:30am if there are any late reasons for non-attendance.
All the coach pick-up locations are at bus-stops; -
07:00hrs - Redbridge Underground Station - bus stop on the A12
07:05hrs - Gants Hill (A12) - First bus-stop along Eastern Avenue - Eastward bound (coded EC)
07.10hrs - Newbury Park Underground Station (A12) - Station Bus Stops
07:30hrs - At Romford Town Centre on St. Edwards Way just after Church Lane, first bus-stop
07:37hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, approx. 50yards after the Gallows Corner round-about.
07:45hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just past the traffic lights at Gooshays Drive.
07:47hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just before the junction with Dagnam Park Drive.
If you require any further information on the pick-up locations then contact Mike Hughes on 01708 250585
Coaches will leave exactly on the time stated.

Time: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Seats cost £18.00 each.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

April 2018

Fri
13

Indoor Meeting - A Year On My Local Patch

Location: In the upstairs Meeting Room at Hornchurch Library; 44 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TB
Note:- The Library is next to Hornchurch Fire Station and it has a wheel-chair
friendly lift to the upper floor. There are car-parking spaces at the rear
of the Library and buses 165, 256 & 370 stop nearby. No booking necessary.
Postcode: RM11 1TB (Google map)

Indoor Meeting - A Year On My Local Patch
Tonight we welcome Simon Ginnaw who will talk about his local patch Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent. Simon has been watching his local patch for over 10 years.  Once a country estate owned by knights and by Royalty, Mote Park was one of Kent's first deer parks, and is now a 480 acre leisure facility open to all.  Simon has known and loved Mote Park since early childhood, recording over 140 bird species, 23 butterflies, 8 bats and much more!  During this talk, enjoy a heart warming look at the seasons, discovering secrets behind our commonest wildlife, all themed to birdsong and music as he recalls a year on his local patch.

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: £3.00

Telephone: 01708 452171

E-mail: rspb.havering@gmail.com

Sat
28

Coach Outing - Paxton Pits, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Location: Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
High Street,
Little Paxton,
Huntingdon,
Cambs
PE19 6ET
Postcode: PE19 6ET (Google map)

Paxton Pits nature reserve covers 77 hectares of lakes, meadow, grassland, scrub and woodland where you can enjoy a wealth of wildlife all year round. The reserve is famous for its nightingales and cormorants and is home to a wide variety of other birds, insects, mammals and flora.
There is a Visitors' Centre open from approximately 10am to 5pm which sells hot and cold snacks and toilets are close by.
Please book before: 20 April
When booking a seat/s on the coach it is important to provide a telephone number in case of late changes to the outing. If you have booked a seat for a coach outing and are unable to attend, please advise Mike Hughes as soon as possible as other members may be on a waiting list. You can phone Mike Hughes 07967 343861 on the morning of the trip, between 6:00am and 6:30am if there are any late reasons for non-attendance.
All the coach pick-up locations are at bus-stops; -
07:00hrs - Redbridge Underground Station - bus stop on the A12
07:05hrs - Gants Hill (A12) - First bus-stop along Eastern Avenue - Eastward bound (coded EC)
07.10hrs - Newbury Park Underground Station (A12) - Station Bus Stops
07:30hrs - At Romford Town Centre on St. Edwards Way just after Church Lane, first bus-stop
07:37hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, approx. 50yards after the Gallows Corner round-about.
07:45hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just past the traffic lights at Gooshays Drive.
07:47hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just before the junction with Dagnam Park Drive.
If you require any further information on the pick-up locations then contact Mike Hughes on 01708 250585
Coaches will leave exactly on the time stated.

Time: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Adult £18.00 per seat

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 558399

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com

May 2018

Fri
11

Havering Local Group AGM & Guest Speaker

Location: Hornchurch Library; 44 North Street, Hornchurch RM11 1TB
Postcode: RM11 1TB (Google map)

Indoor Meeting - Annual General Meeting and Guest Speaker.
An illustrated talk will be presented by a guest speaker, which will follow our short AGM.
Note: If you feel you would like to give some of your time to assist the committee and would like to join in with our fundraising efforts, then please don't hesitate to contact a committee member or volunteer at the meeting.
Don't forget that your views and comments are important in keeping our group lively and interesting.

Time: 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm

Price: £3.00 per person

Telephone: 01708 434903

E-mail: rspb.havering@gmail.com

June 2018

Sat
2

Coach Outing - RSPB Minsmere, Suffolk

Location: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve
Sheepwash Ln,
Saxmundham,
Suffolk
Postcode: IP17 3BY (Google map)

There's so much to see and hear at the RSPB's flagship nature reserve Minsmere: splendid woodland, wetland and coastal scenery, rare birds breeding and calling in on their migrations, shy wildlife like otters, the booming call of bitterns in spring, beautiful bugs and colourful wild flowers in summer.
As well as seven hides and a public viewing platform. There is a well equipped visitor centre, a café serving hot and cold food and drinks, toilets, disabled toilets, Picnic area and binocular hire. Minsmere has it all a trip not too be missed!
Please book before: 25 May
When booking a seat/s on the coach it is important to provide a telephone number in case of late changes to the outing. If you have booked a seat for a coach outing and are unable to attend, please advise Mike Hughes as soon as possible as other members may be on a waiting list. You can phone Mike Hughes 07967 343861 on the morning of the trip, between 6:00am and 6:30am if there are any late reasons for non-attendance.
All the coach pick-up locations are at bus-stops; -
07:00hrs - Redbridge Underground Station - bus stop on the A12
07:05hrs - Gants Hill (A12) - First bus-stop along Eastern Avenue - Eastward bound (coded EC)
07.10hrs - Newbury Park Underground Station (A12) - Station Bus Stops
07:30hrs - At Romford Town Centre on St. Edwards Way just after Church Lane, first bus-stop
07:37hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, approx. 50yards after the Gallows Corner round-about.
07:45hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just past the traffic lights at Gooshays Drive.
07:47hrs - On the A12 Colchester Road, just before the junction with Dagnam Park Drive.
If you require any further information on the pick-up locations then contact Mike Hughes on 01708 250585
Coaches will leave exactly on the time stated.

Time: 7 am - 7 pm

Price: Adult £18.00 per seat

Booking essential

Telephone: 01708 250585 07967 343861

E-mail: mikeboyo15@gmail.com