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.

December 2020

Fri
11

Talk - Wildlife of the Galapagos by Chris Hall - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University. Epinal Way, Loughborough.

There is ample free car parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Googe Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view.

Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

Chris Hall of New Horizons Birdwatching Tours has kindly agreed to visit Loughborough to give a talk on "Wildlife of the Galapagos". This will include many of the varied species of birds, reptiles and mammals that live in this unique location.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 for non-members, LU student gratis with SU card

January 2021

Fri
8

Talk - Leicester and Rutland Swift Partnership by Peter Williams - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough

There is ample free parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Google Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view
Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

Aiding the conservation of Swifts in Leics & Rutland.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 non-members, LU student gratis with SU card

February 2021

Fri
12

Talk - Discovering Scotland's Western and Northern Isles by Nick Martin - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough.

There is ample free parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Google Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view.


Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

Nick describes himself as an amateur wildlife photographer with a passion for nature and the countryside.

In this digital presentation he will describe the Western Isles of Scotland including Skye and the mysterious Outer Hebrides. then moving north to the magical Shetlands. Images of landscapes and wildlife include everything from orchids to eagles and skuas to otters.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 non-members, LU student gratis with SU card. Pay at the door.

March 2021

Fri
12

Talk - Land of Jaguars by Pete Smith - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough.

There is ample free parking right outside the building

To find the Brockington Building click on the GoogleMap link below which shows the exact location of the entrance.


Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

Brazilian Pantanal

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: £3.50 Group Members, £4.00 Non members, Students with SU card gratis. Pay at the door.

April 2021

Fri
9

Talk - All roads lead to Shawell by Carl Baggott + AGM - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University, Epinal Way, Loughborough

There is ample free car parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Google Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view.

Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

All roads lead to Shawell - A year in the life of an epic wanderer which is the lesser black-backed gull.

Before the talk we will hold our Annual General Meeting - hence the slightly earlier start.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 for non-members, LU student gratis with SU card. Pay at the door.

May 2021

Fri
14

Talk - Costa Rica and Borneo by Dave Robinson - POSTPONED

Location: Lecture Theatre U020, Brockington Building, Loughborough University. Epinal Way, Loughborough.

There is ample free parking right outside the building.

To find the lecture theatre click on the Googe Map link below, which shows the exact location of the entrance, especially if you use the satellite view.

Latitude/longitude: 52.765903,-1.227683 (Google map)

This talk will focus on the Natural History of several areas in the Tropics, with particular emphasis on the birdlife of Costa Rica and Borneo.  Some mammals, insects and plants will also feature - particularly those with interesting or unusual lifestyles.

Dave spent his career as a Research Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry. From a very early age he has been fascinated by all aspects of the natural world - with a particular passion for birds.  Retirement has allowed him to dedicate more time to wildlife activities - including related overseas travel, voluntary work with the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and general wildlife surveying and recording. He is a keen amateur photographer, but is not a fan of using heavy and unwieldy cameras!  With his particular interest in visiting tropical areas, this talk will focus on the birds and general natural history of Costa Rica and Borneo.

We get the best speakers and also have one of the best lecture theatres on the Loughborough University campus - tiered padded seats. wheelchair access and a sound system with a hearing loop - it is of more than adequate size for our audience, which gives everybody that bit of extra space.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate should be available - 70p or 50p if you bring your own mug.

A selection of wild bird food is usually available for sale.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3.50 local group members £4.00 for non-members, LU student gratis with SU card. Pay at the door.