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).

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St Mary's Church is near the junction with Chelmsford Road. Parking is allowed on the single yellow lines outside in the High Road after 6.30 pm. There is also free parking at Derby Road car park.
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.

*** Valentines Park - free bird walks every Tuesday morning at 9.30am (unless weather awful!), meet at the Mansion, IG1 4XA. These restart on 3rd October 2017 and continue until end of May 2018 ***

September 2018

Tue
11

Illustrated Talk: Birds beyond the Boughs

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


Simon Ginnaw introduces us to the secret lives of familiar birds, whose needs and relationships can be less familiar than their appearance when perched on trees.

Time: 8 pm

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

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
15

Guided Walk: Green Lanes & Lippitts Hill

Location: High Beach area of Epping Forest
Latitude/longitude: 51.659751,0.018811 (Google map)

Come and join us for a local walk in these Epping Forest areas with Richard Nelson as our leader.

By this time of year, autumn migration will be underway.

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

Booking essential

Telephone: 07582 996 315

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
22

Guided Walk: RSPB Rainham Marshes - by ELBF

Location: Meet 09.30 in the reserve car park off New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet.
Half or full day.
Postcode: RM19 1SZ (Google map)


We want to promote links with other local nature groups who organise their own independent events. This walk is led by Mike Dent of Buteo Wildlife for the East London Birders Forum (ELBF).

"A chance to thoroughly investigate this flagship reserve within sight of the centre of London. We may need to spend time scouring the various pools for waders or searching the bushes for migrant passerines or even watching the river for seabirds which have been blown unusually far up the Thames."

Please contact the leader to book for each walk or trip at least 2 weeks in advance (contact details are needed in case of any late changes).
If you require further information about these walks, please contact Dave at david.hutley@ntlworld.com or Mike at mike.elbf@gmail.com

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Usually £2 per head towards Public Liability Insurance (plus entry fee for non-RSPB members)

Booking essential

October 2018

Tue
9

Illustrated Talk: Wildlife Crime

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

Bob Elliot is Head of RSPB Investigations, with the uphill task of proving people have committed crimes against wildlife, then getting the courts to act on what the law says.

Time: 8 pm

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

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
14

Guided Walk: Walthamstow Wetlands - by ELBF

Location: Walthamstow Wetlands (meeting point and time tbc)
Postcode: N17 9NH (Google map)

We want to promote links with other local nature groups who organise their own independent events. This walk is led by Dave Hutley of Buteo Wildlife for the East London Birders Forum (ELBF).

"Our first visit to this new version of the old Walthamstow Reservoirs. Wildfowl numbers should be building and there could be waders or seabirds around if there's been strong winds. Who knows what we'll find!"

Please contact the leader to book for each walk or trip at least 2 weeks in advance (contact details are needed in case of any late changes).
If you require further information about these walks, please contact Dave at david.hutley@ntlworld.com or Mike at mike.elbf@gmail.com

Time: tbc

Price: Usually £2 per head towards Public Liability Insurance

Booking essential

November 2018

Tue
13

Illustrated Talk: Any Hope for Farming?

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

The RSPB has been managing Hope Farm in Cambridgeshire since 2000. Ian Dillon is the Farm Manager running a profitable farm that is great for wildlife.

Time: 8 pm

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

Telephone: 020 8989 4746

E-mail: nelondonRSPB@yahoo.co.uk

Sun
18

Guided Walk: Lee Valley - by ELBF

Location: Meet 09.30 in the car park at the bottom of Stubbins Hall Lane.
Full or half day

We want to promote links with other local nature groups who organise their own independent events. This walk is led by Roy Woodward of Buteo Wildlife for the East London Birders Forum (ELBF).

"A winter trip to Lee Valley to look for its winter jewel, the Bittern. The co-stars aren't bad either with Smew, Water Rail, Goosander, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shoveler, Lesser Redpoll, Siskin and Cetti's Warbler all possible. There is also always the chance of a Kingfisher plus flocks of winter thrushes. We'll decide exactly where to go on the day but it could be Fishers Green and the farms or Amwell or anywhere in between."

If you require further information about this walk, please contact Roy Woodward at roy.rkwoodward@ntlworld.com

Please contact the leader to book for each walk or trip at least 2 weeks in advance (contact details are needed in case of any late changes).
If you require further information about these walks, please contact Dave at david.hutley@ntlworld.com or Mike at mike.elbf@gmail.com

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Usually £2 per head towards Public Liability Insurance

Booking essential