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.

September 2020

Thu
24

Birds of Moor and Mountain - controversy or cooperation, by Andre Farrar.

Location: This is a VIRTUAL MEETING, being held using Zoom. You will need to download the free Zoom app. from 'zoom.us' before the meeting and then follow the instructions in the email that you will receive just prior to the meeting.

Note that booking is ONLY essential if you are not a member of NW Surrey RSPB Group. Please use the phone or email contact below.

With a 36 year career in the RSPB behind him, including a spell as campaigns manager, Andre is well placed to talk to us about the upland crisis as conflict continues between conservation and shooting interests.

NOTE: This meeting will be held using Zoom rather than being a physical meeting.
Details of how to download the Zoom app and how to join the meeting will be circulated well before the meeting. You will be able to join the meeting a short period before the start time.

Note that it is likely to finish earlier than the usual 10 pm end time.

Time: Opens at 7 pm for 7.45 pm start

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

Thu
24

Save our Vultures - a talk by Hannah Shaw of the Hawk Conservancy Trust EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Location: The St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, Weybridge.
There is parking at the adjacent church hall. The nearest railway station is Weybridge.

EVENT CANCELLED
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Hannah works in conservation and research for the Hawk Conservancy Trust and will talk to us about worldwide efforts to preserve the world's vultures - and also about the Trust's work.

EVENT CANCELLED

PLEASE NOTE THIS HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW VIRTUAL EVENT USING ZOOM, WITH A DIFFERENT SPEAKER.

Time: 7.45pm - 10pm. Doors open 7.15pm

Price: Free for RSPB North West Surrey Local Group members and Wildlife Explorers. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

October 2020

Thu
22

A Year in the Life of a BTO Rep - Penny Williams

Location: This is a VIRTUAL MEETING, being held using Zoom. You will need to download the free Zoom app. from 'zoom.us' before the meeting and then follow the instructions in the email that you will receive just prior to the meeting.

Booking is ONLY essential for non-NW-Surrey Group members.

If you are not a NW Surrey Group member, please register your interest using one of the contact options below.

The British Trust for Ornithology is a leader in obtaining data about British birds, analysing it and making informed decisions about how best to protect them. Penny has been Surrey's representative for some years and she will tell us about her work - and also about her own birding experiences.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WILL NOW BE A VIRTUAL TALK PRESENTED USING ZOOM

Time: 7.45pm-10pm. The talk will start using Zoom at 8pm and finish prior to 10 pm

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

November 2020

Thu
26

'Birds - Their Hidden World' by Peter Holden of the RSPB (using Zoom)

Location: This event will be on your own home desktop, laptop or tablet using the facilities available via the Zoom app. Full details of how to prepare and to take part will be emailed to members in advance of the meeting.
Others interested in joining in should use one of the contact methods listed below to contact our indoor meeting organiser.

A welcome return by Peter Holden MBE. He is the author of a dozen bird books, an RSPB staff member for over 40 years, and one of their most experienced speakers. He was instrumental in establishing Big Garden Birdwatch . His talk will enlighten us about aspects of our birds' lives which most bird books miss out.

NOTE: THIS TALK WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY USING ZOOM.

Booking is ONLY essential if you are not a member of NW Surrey RSPB Group.
Please book using the phone or email contact below.

Time: 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Price: Free

Booking essential

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

December 2020

Thu
3

Annual General Meeting (by Zoom) followed by a presentation on Rwanda by Hilary Macbean

Location: The AGM will be conducted using Zoom conferencing technology. Those wishing to sit in on the AGM will need to download the free Zoom app to their the desktop, laptop or tablet in advance of the meeting and details of how to do this will be provided. A meeting invite will then be sent, which participants will need to click on to join the meeting. A briefing on how to use Zoom will be provided.

This was delayed from June 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hilary Macbean's presentation, entitled 'Rwanda, Birds, Conservation and Community Engagement', will be packed with colourful birds, people and places, and will also explore conservation initiatives through engagement with the people at local level in this small, populous central African country."

Members will be provided with the necessary AGM documentation in advance of the meeting.
The Voting Form that will be sent to you will need to be returned by email or by post in advance of the meeting.

Time: 7.30 pm for 7.45 pm start

Price: Free

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

January 2021

Sat
9

Quiz Night

Location: New Haw Community Hall, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone
Postcode: KT15 3ND (Google map)

Clear your diaries (and heads) for our yearly quiz night. You will enjoy a convivial evening trying to beat the quiz masters (Ken and Geoff)with their (un?)-usual mix of easy to hard rounds, plus the photo round, and a meal included. Raffle tickets will be available.

Teams of six. Bring your own or be matched to a team on the night.

Group event and promotional photographs will be taken on the night - any objection should be advised

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VERY MUCH SUBJECT TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS BEING EASED, WHICH LOOKS UNLIKELY AT PRESENT (SEPTEMBER 2020). UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON THIS ENTRY.

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start. Finishes around 10:30 pm

Price: To be advised - was £14 pp including supper in 2020.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07980 746267

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com