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.

October 2018

Sat
27

Sales event - Christmas card sale at Burton Joyce Community Church

Location: Burton Joyce Community Church


Postcode: NG14 5EX (Google map)

Come and say hello to our tireless sales team and get an early start on Christmas.

Time: 10am - noon

Price: Free

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

November 2018

Sat
3

Sales event - Christmas card sale at Bingham Methodist Centre

Location: Bingham Methodist Centre
Postcode: NG13 8AE (Google map)

Another chance to buy your Christmas cards from our wonderful Sales Team as they join more of their colleagues in the charity sector.

Time: 10am - noon

Price: Free

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sun
4

Coach trip to Cotswold Water Park

Location: Join the coach on Mount Street in the centre of Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 6HG (Google map)

The Water Park comprises 163 lakes in the Upper Thames Valley, meaning that there are over 1000 hectares of open water. Wildfowl are the birds to see here and, with such a gathering, birds of prey are never far away. Add to these gulls and waterside birds and we should have a day to remember.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £19.50

Booking essential

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Wed
7

Indoor Meeting - Diary of a Wildlife Photographer

Location: Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 4EZ (Google map)

In a change to the evening meeting mentioned in our programme, we're delighted to welcome back Jack Perks talking about his life as a wildlife photographer.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sat
17

Autumn Fair

Location: St Helen's Old Church Hall
Burton Joyce
Postcode: NG14 5DZ (Google map)

Autumn Fair & Coffee Morning

Time: 10 am - 12 noon

Price: 50p entrance

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

December 2018

Wed
5

Indoor Meeting - Mediterranean Magic

Location: Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 4EZ (Google map)

Steve Lovell's talk 'Mediterranean Magic' is about Mallorca and Minorca, their scenery, wildlife and some of their lesser-known residents. Steve has visited us before - he is a lecturer and horticulturalist with a great website, 'Steve Lovell Green Spaces'.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sun
9

Coach trip to Fairburn Ings

Location: Join the coach on Mount Street in the centre of Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 6HG (Google map)

A reserve which includes reclaimed colliery spoil heaps as one of its habitats might not be everyone's ideal place to visit. It includes open water, wet grassland, fen scrub and reedbeds. Kingfishers, willow tits and bullfinch can be seen all year but it is the wildfowl and gulls that we are going to see. Hopefully we will see smew, goosander and goldeneye as well as wigeon, gadwall and a variety of other species.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £15

Booking essential

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sun
16

Annual Tinsel Walk

Location: Meet at the Warden's Hut by the car park at the end of River Road.
Postcode: NG4 2EW (Google map)

Annual tinsel walk in Colwick Country park.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

January 2019

Sun
6

New Year's Walk in Rufford Park

Location: Meet in the car park at Rufford Park
Postcode: NG22 9DF (Google map)

Guided bird walk around Rufford Park. All welcome.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: £3 parking

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Wed
9

Indoor Meeting - The Birds of Turkey and Morocco

Location: Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 4EZ (Google map)

More Mediterranean birding, this time from one of our regular speakers, Nick Williams. Nick returns for the third January in a row to talk about the birds of Turkey and Morocco.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sun
20

Coach trip to Grafham Water

Location: Join the coach on Mount Street in the centre of Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 6HG (Google map)

Another site with open water and woodland which boasts a long list of birds seen. Winter is a prime time to visit as wildfowl abound, waders search the wet mud, many species hunt for food in the woodland and up to 30,000 gulls roost on the water. Divers, Wilson's phalarope and several white winged gulls have been found here.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £16

Booking essential

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

February 2019

Wed
6

Indoor Meeting - Birds, Bikes and Boats

Location: Nottingham Mechanics
3 North Sherwood Street
Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 4EZ (Google map)

The odd title for Sal Cooke's talk is 'Birds, Bikes and Boats'. Sal is a first-time visitor to us and her talk starts at Bempton and ends up in Oman via India with lots of birding along the way. Sal is based at Bempton and is known to those of us who have been on the birding trips on the Yorkshire Belle, our group having been one of their longest standing supporters. We have also met Sal on our trips to the RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £3

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com

Sun
24

Coach trip to Far Ings

Location: Join the coach on Mount Street in the centre of Nottingham
Postcode: NG1 6HG (Google map)

Far Ings is situated on the south bank of the Humber Estuary where the pits and reedbeds are a legacy of the cement industry. Managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust it is a stronghold for the bittern. Other reedbed species are found here along with waders, geese and much more.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £20

Booking essential

Telephone: 0115 9120796

E-mail: RSPBnottmlginfo@gmail.com