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 2019

Sun
20

Coach Trip to Lackford Lakes SWT and Lynford Arboretum

Location: Breckland and the Thetford Forest area, along the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.

We visit two Breckland reserves, with the Lackford Suffolk Wildlife Trust reserve providing (amongst other things) a good variety of water birds and Lynford hosting woodland birds including (hopefully) hawfinch.

Time: Coach Pick Up Points: Hitchin: 7.45am. Letchworth: 8.00am. Royston: 8.20am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18) Recommended donation of £2.00 at Lackford.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

February 2019

Fri
1

'Birds: their Hidden World' (Peter Holden MBE)

Location: 'The Settlement', Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

This talk looks at British birds and their amazing lives, the sort of information that most 'bird books' leave out! Peter worked for the RSPB for over 40 years and we are delighted to welcome him back to Letchworth.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
17

Coach Trip to Abberton Reservoir EWT and Tollesbury

Location: Abberton Essex Wildlife Trust reserve and Tollesbury in Essex.

After spending the morning at Abberton (jack snipe seen on our last visit) we will continue to Tollesbury on the Blackwater estuary, where we will look for raptors, waders and water birds.

Time: Coach Pick Up Points: Letchworth: 7.45am. Hitchin: 8.00am. Stevenage: 8.10am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18) Recommended donation of £2.00 at Abberton.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

March 2019

Fri
1

'RSPB Saving Nature in a Changing World' (Martin Harper)

Location: 'The Settlement', Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Martin Harper is the RSPB Conservation Director and leads the charity's strategy on conservation research, land management, advice and advocacy.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
17

Coach Trip to RSPB Frampton Marsh (Joint Trip with RSPB Stevenage Local Group)

Location: RSPB Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire.

Frampton has developed into an excellent all-round reserve with a wide variety of birds, including raptors such as merlin and hen harrier.

Time: Coach Pick Up Times: Stevenage: 7.50am. Hitchin: 8.00am. Letchworth: 8.15am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18). Extra Fee at RSPB Reserve for non-members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

April 2019

Fri
5

'Moths Home and Away' (Andy and Melissa Banthorpe)

Location: 'The Settlement', Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City.
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Andy & Melissa are the moth recorders for Bedfordshire. Their talk covers some of the moths in our area and how to find them, as well as some special species to be found in North Wales.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
14

Coach Trip to RSPB Pagham Harbour (Joint Trip with RSPB Stevenage Local Group).

Location: RSPB Pagham Harbour reserve, East Sussex.

This exceptional Sussex coastal reserve acts as a residence or re-fuelling stop for the many species of returning summer visitors that arrive during April.

Time: Coach Pick Up Times: Letchworth: 7.30am. Hitchin: 7.45am. Stevenage: 7.55am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18). Extra Fee at RSPB Reserve for non-members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

May 2019

Fri
3

'The Search for the Bengal Tiger (Martin Johnson)

Location: 'The Settlement', Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City
Postcode: SG6 4UB (Google map)

Martin will be describing how he fulfilled a life-long ambition to visit 'Jungle Book' country and see big, stripy cats (and much more) in the wild.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: Visitors £3.00. Local Group members free.

Telephone: 01763249459

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

Sun
19

Coach Trip to Frensham Common and Ponds

Location: Frensham Common, Surrey

The beautiful heathland, lakes and woodland of this area of deepest Surrey host some special birds, including woodlark, tree pipit and Dartford warbler.

Time: Coach Pick Up Times: Letchworth: 7.30am. Hitchin: 7.45am. Stevenage: 7.55am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18)

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com

June 2019

Sun
16

Coach Trip to RSPB Minsmere (Joint Trip with RSPB Stevenage Local Group).

Location: RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, Suffolk.

Around 100 species of bird nest in Minsmere's amazing variety of habitats and we'll be looking for these and all the other wonderful wildlife that the RSPB's flagship reserve hosts.

Time: Coach Pick Up Times: Stevenage: 7.05am. Hitchin: 7.15am. Letchworth: 7.30am. Royston: 7.50am.

Price: Coach Fares: £15.50 (adults); £7.75 (juniors under 18). Extra Fee at RSPB Reserve for non-members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01462 451320

E-mail: martinrjspc@hotmail.com