Events

We are currently running monthly talks via Zoom.

Please remember to take your membership card with you when visiting RSPB reserves. Non-members will have to pay the normal entrance fee. All are welcome on our trips no matter whether you are a beginner or expert. Help will always be given in identifying birds.

June 2021

Tue
15

Rick and Ellis Simpson - Wader Quest

Location: Online, via Zoom. Please contact us at maidstonerspb@gmail.com for more details.

Rick and Ellis Simpson, the founders of Wader Quest, share their love of waders and shorebirds. They share stories of their impressive work to help save this precious family of birds while most are threatened, as well as explain how amazing this family is.

Time: 7:15pm to 9:30pm

Price: Attendees will be contacted at a later date for a donation.

Booking essential

E-mail: maidstonerspb@gmail.com

Sat
26

Stodmarsh and Grove Ferry

Location: Meet in the main reserve car park at Stodmarsh.

Grid ref: TR 22120 60933

What3Words: items.presides.hike
Postcode: CT3 4BE (Google map)

Summer wetland wildlife at this great Kent reserve. Wildfowl, birds of prey, warblers, and dragonflies.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

July 2021

Sat
17

Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

Location: Meet in the main reserve car park at the end of Church Road (pay and display £2.50).

Grid ref: TR 01317 64724

What3Words: tulip.cello.resort
Postcode: ME13 0QD (Google map)

Waders and wildfowl on the Swale Estuary. Early migration, birds of prey and wetland wildlife.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

August 2021

Sat
21

Queendown Warren

Location: Meet in the main reserve car park along Cox Street (pay and display).

Grid ref: TQ 83309 63293

What3Words: grace.scaffold.stitching
Postcode: ME9 7UX (Google map)

Summer butterflies and wildflowers at this great Kent Wildlife Trust reserve.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9:30am to 12pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

September 2021

Sat
18

Dungeness NNR

Location: Meet in the public car park by Dungeness Railway station and Old Lighthouse

Grid ref: TR 08876 16934

What3Words: bulletins.blotches.patting
Postcode: TN29 9ND (Google map)

Early autumn migration at Dungeness. Wildfowl, birds of prey, seabirds, and bird migration.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book using, the contact details given.

Time: 9am to 4pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

October 2021

Sat
16

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

Location: Meet in the observatory car park (£1 toll road charge).

Grid ref: TR 35494 57499

What3Words: started.lifters.fractions
Postcode: CT13 9PF (Google map)

A variety of birds at this exciting bird observatory, with a possibility of watching the bird ringers in action (if weather conditions allow).

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9am to 3pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

November 2021

Sat
20

Reculver and Shuart Marshes

Location: Meet in the public car park at Reculver Towers (pay and display).

Grid Ref: TR 22610 69303

What3Words: ambition.pranced.forgets
Postcode: CT6 6SU (Google map)

Seabirds, farmland birds such as corn bunting, and early winter bird migration. Possibility of snow bunting.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk

December 2021

Sat
11

Sevenoaks KWT Reserve

Location: Meet in the main reserve car park (pay and display).

Grid Ref: TQ 51914 56660

What3Words: facing.state.blaze
Postcode: TN14 5NT (Google map)

Winter birding at this great reserve. Woodland and wetland birds. Siskin, Redpoll, and Kingfisher possible.

Booking essential: please email or text Simon to book, using the contact details given.

Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Price: Free for Maidstone Local Group members, £3.50 for non-group members, including the option to join.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07783 354337

E-mail: simon.p.g@blueyonder.co.uk