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.

March 2021

Wed
10

Wildlife of the Pantanal, South America's Serengeti

Location: Online, via Zoom

Our guest speaker for the evening, is James Lowen, who is an award-winning author and photographer. His talks embrace wildlife-travel experiences in the UK, Europe, Asia, South America, and Antarctica. The talks James provide are usually suffused with conservation and all manner of wildlife encounters. So, why not join us, for a visitor's guide to Brazil's greatest wetland area, alive with a colourful variety of animals. This evening's talk promises to be an outstanding opportunity to see some breath-taking congregations of mammals, birds, and reptiles, within our natural world and most of these showing, at point-blank range. All, in the best place anywhere on the globe, to see a Jaguar, the New World's mightiest cat!

Access to this and our other online events will be organised via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.
This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

April 2021

Wed
14

Wild New Forest

Location: Online, via Zoom

Wild New Forest was established in 2016 and our guest speakers for the evening, are Marcus Ward and Russell Wynn. Their primary aim is to support wildlife conservation action in the New Forest National Park, through field-based recording, surveying, and photography of the local fauna. A secondary aim is to responsibly share information about the New Forest wildlife, to assist and inspire others to discover and protect this special place. Thus far, they have co-ordinated major research programmes on endangered species such as the curlew and hawfinch, working with and providing vital data to management bodies such as Forestry England, and contributing to national initiatives, e.g., the lowland England Curlew Forum. They have raised the awareness of the special qualities of the New Forest and the iconic wild animals found within it, including features on curlew on BBC's Countryfile and with the pine marten on BBC's Inside Out, as well as conservation issues and threats to local wildlife using their contacts in local and regional media.

Access to this and our other online events will be organised via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

May 2021

Wed
12

In Flight

Location: Online, via Zoom

Tonight's guest speaker for the evening, is our former group leader, Tony Bates. Tony brings a wealth of birding knowledge and some marvellous photographic expertise, as he talks us through 'flight', which has fascinated him for many years. You can expect Tony's photographs to be top-notch and whilst flight is the certainly the theme for the evening, you may discover that not all of the flying subjects photographed have feathered coverings!

Access to this and our other online events will be organised via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk

June 2021

Wed
9

In the steps of the Vikings

Location: Online, via Zoom

Our guest speaker for the evening is Peter Holden MBE, who has worked for the RSPB for some 40 years, initially running its Junior Membership, during which time he devised the Big Garden Birdwatch! Peter, later headed-up the RSPB's volunteer programme and developed people engagement activities that connected people with wildlife, many, for the very first time. Peter has written more than a dozen books, that together, have sold over 1.6 million copies, including the "RSPB Handbook of British Birds". Peter was awarded his MBE for services to Nature Conservation in 2009.

Access to this and our other online events will be organised via a Zoom 'Meeting ID' and a 'Password' and these will be emailed to all current RSPB New Forest Group Members, a day or so beforehand.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: This event is free to our members, but donations are always welcomed!

Booking essential

Telephone: 01425652864

E-mail: newforestgroup@rspb.org.uk