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 (or call David on 020 8989 4746).

*** INFO to VIEW or PRINT ***
On the 'News' page, there is a list of archived News items by month
- click on October 2018 and then the 'Download file' links for
......2018/19 TALKS leaflet ......2018/19 OUT & ABOUT leaflet (plus summary of walks to end of 2019)

St Mary's Church is a short distance from the junction with Chelmsford Road. After 6.30 pm, parking is free and legal in the car park beside the Library opposite the church and also on bits of the High Road outside. Derby Road car park, a few minutes walk to the north, is free from 5.30 pm onwards.
It is about a 15 minute walk from South Woodford tube station (on Central line).
Buses 179 and W13 stop nearby.

You can find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nelondon) and Twitter @RSPBNELondonGrp.

* It's September and we're back - looking forward to seeing you at our talks & walks *

October 2019

Tue
8

Illustrated Talk: Wader Quest

Location: Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford
Latitude/longitude: 51.597870,0.020750 (Google map)

Waders have a special place in the hearts of most birdwatchers - they are varied and often do not move fast! Rick and Elis Simpson want to spread knowledge about them and improve their conservation.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £4.50 for non-members; (no charge for under 18s)

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
12

Guided Walk: Hainault Forest Country Park

Location: Hainault Forest Country Park, Chigwell
Latitude/longitude: 51.617806,0.130896 (Google map)

Come and join us for a local walk in this large park with woodlands (one of Redbridge's Green Flag Award open spaces) - with Richard Nelson as our leader.

With a mixture of open grassland, woodland and a small lake, this large parkland offers a varied habitat. We expect to see raptors such as sparrowhawks and buzzards here as they skirt the edge of the woodland. We will be checking the lake for a variety of waterfowl and on the open ground, we'll be on the look out for green woodpeckers feeding and stonechats perched up on-top of the gorse. Meadow pipits are normally seen, as well as skylarks feeding within the grassy tussocks. Within the wooded areas, we'll be trying to spot mixed flocks of tits and hopefully the tiny Goldcrest too!

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).
For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & WREN members; £3.00 for non-members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

November 2019

Tue
12

Illustrated Talk: Kazakhstan & Southern Siberia

Location: Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church, 207 High Road, South Woodford
Latitude/longitude: 51.597870,0.020750 (Google map)


This is a journey that may not have occurred to you, and Colin Kirtland admits it is a journey with a difference. The birds are often unfamiliar, too.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £4.50 for non-members; (no charge for under 18s)

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
17

Guided Walk: Walthamstow Wetlands

Location: Walthamstow Wetlands
Postcode: N17 9NH (Google map)

Come and join us for our first walk here since Walthamstow Reservoirs became Walthamstow Wetlands - the largest urban wetlands in Europe - after funding was obtained from the Heritage Lottery, Thames Water and Waltham Forest.

The old, derelict Engine House has now become a Visitor Centre with information displays, cafe and goods for sale.

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to make sure we do not have too many people on the walk).
For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £3.00 for non-members (plus car parking charges)

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

December 2019

Tue
10

Social Evening plus

Location: Gwinnell Room, St Mary's Church
207 High Road, South Woodford E18 2PA
Latitude/longitude: 51.597870,0.020750 (Google map)

Relax from Christmas preparations!

Come and enjoy a get together with a quiz or two, free raffle and home made treats such as mince pies and other goodies. They have been delicious every year. In addition, there should be the opportunity to buy a few Christmas gifts from the RSPB such as calendars and cards etc.

We are also hoping to organise a short talk - more details nearer the time.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £4.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £4.50 for non-members; (no charge for under 18s)

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
15

Guided Walk: Wintry Walk

Location: TBC

Come and join us for a winter's walk with Rich Nelson as our walk leader. 2019 has been the year the RSPB has celebrated the 50th anniversary of Local Groups with the very first one being Epping Forest LG so our local walks this year have been around or near Epping Forest areas.

Details nearer the time of where this one will be but we hope to end up somewhere we can find some hot sustenance to warm us up!

Please contact us to provide your details so we can tell you of any late changes (and to ensure we do not have too many people on the walk).
For all outings we advise strong waterproof footwear and warm waterproof clothing plus, of course, binoculars

Time: 9 am

Price: £2.00 for RSPB & Wren members; £3.00 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk