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.

September 2020

Wed
30

CANCELLED Green birding and the adventures of the biking birder - Gary Prescott CANCELLED

Location: St Ives, Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Green birding is a growing movement in birdwatching that involves birders being more aware of the worldwide environmental impacts of birding and taking action to reduce them.

Gary is the only person to have cycled to every RSPB and Wildfowl & Wetland Trust nature reserve in the UK. He has also cycled in Peru, Spain, France and the UK.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.

Wed
30

CANCELLED Annual General Meeting CANCELLED

Location: St Ives, Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The Local Group Annual General Meeting includes a report on the previous year's activities, a statement of accounts and the chance to confirm appointments to the committee, and to take comments from the members. The business is normally done in about a quarter of an hour and is followed by a talk, which this year is Green birding and the adventures of the biking birder by Gary Prescott.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.

October 2020

Wed
28

CANCELLED Silent Spring Revisited - our debt to Rachel Carson - Conor Jameson CANCELLED

Location: St Ives, Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Conor revisited Rachel Carson's 1962 book 'Silent Spring" whilst investigating divided opinion on the reliability of J A Baker's classic book 'The Peregrine". Conor asks if we have paid sufficient heed to the extraordinarily courageous voice of Rachel Carson, who stood up to the might of vested interest, when explaining the hundreds of bird corpses in the Essex countryside.

Conor has worked for the RSPB and Birdlife International for 25 Years.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.

November 2020

Wed
25

CANCELLED Woodland birds, science and conservation - Paul Bellamy CANCELLED

Location: St Ives, Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Paul's talk covers the pressures and changes affecting woodland birds in the UK and current conservation action, highlighting hawfinch, willow tit, marsh tit and spotted flycatcher.

Paul Bellamy is a Senior Conservation Scientist at RSPB's Centre for Conservation Science with a national remit for research on declining woodland species, forest policy and management.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.

December 2020

Wed
16

CANCELLED Christmas social CANCELLED

Location: St Ives, Free Church
Postcode: PE27 5AL (Google map)

ALL EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Details of the Christmas social will be announced nearer the time

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Local group members free, others £4.