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.

September 2018


Operation Turtle Dove - A Bird on the Brink

Location: The Wilberforce Centre, St Pauls Church, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill
Postcode: NW7 1QU (Google map)

Our new season of inspirational presentations.
Emma Stobart, RSPB Conservation Adviser, provides an update on action here in the UK and across Europe to the turtle doves wintering areas in Africa.
These presentations by RSPB experts give members and supporters the opportunity to learn first hand the challenges and practical solutions being implemented to save our precious wildlife and their dwindling habitat.
Much of this work involves enriching the lives of those who live alongside our migratory birds in Africa.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Usual admission charges apply - see programme of events for details.

Telephone: 020 8441 8742

October 2018


Canons Park Birdwalk - Sunday 7 October 2018

Location: Meet by entrance gate, Donnefield Ave, off Whitchurch Lane, Edgware, Middx. HA8 (Canons Park Station - Jubilee line - and several bus routes nearby).

Canons Park Birdwalk, Edgware, Middx. HA8
Meet at the Donnefield Avenue gate for a leisurely stroll around the park and environs. Suitable for beginners and families and those interested in recording the wildlife of the area.

Wear suitable clothing according to the weather, including stout boots / shoes as some paths may be muddy or uneven. Bring binoculars if you have them. Walks usually last 2 or 3 hours depending upon what we find and areas investigated.

Parking is available in Canons Park Station Car Park but Sunday charges apply.

NB: Event will be cancelled if heavy rain is forecast. Local contact Mathew Rooum (020 8952 0479)

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 020 8952 0479


Brent Reservoir Birdwalk

Location: Meet by bridge Cool Oak Lane, West Hendon, NW9. (Nearest NR Station West Hendon).
Several bus routes (32, 83, 142, 183) serve West Hendon Broadway which is only a short walk away.

Birdwalk led by Roy Beddard & John Colmans (Welsh Harp Conservation Group) with Bob Husband, RSPB group leader. These regular monthly birdwalks are run in conjunction with the RSPB NW London Group and last about two hours.
We will be on the look out for autumn migrants, including passage waders. In recent years Black-tailed Godwits (see previous Trip Reports) have put in an appearance.
Wear suitable outdoor clothing and boots / wellingtons as terrain can be wet and uneven.
Walks usually last approximately 2 - 3 hours ending up in the Main Hide. (Regret no toilet facilities.)
View website ( for more information and downloadable Programme of Events.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 020 8441 8742


Wildlife of Sri Lanka by Gehan de Silva Wijeratine

Location: The Wilberforce Centre, St Paul's Church, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London, NW7 1QU (Bus 240)
Postcode: Nw7 1QU (Google map)

Wildlife of Sri Lanka by Gehan de Silva Wijeratine

Gehan de Silva is the renowned author of "Birds of Sri Lanka" and "Wild Sri Lanka" so is ideally qualified to tell us about the wildlife of this special tropical island situated off the Indian sub-continent.

The presentation will include not only colourful birds but also large mammals including Blue Whales!

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Usual entry charges apply - see programme

Telephone: 020 8441 8742