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.

August 2021

Wed
11

Mid-week Walk at Papercourt 3 Miles

Location: Meet in the car park south of Newark Bridge on the B367. TQ 039573

No facilities, but local pubs available.

What3Words: bugs.post.brain
Latitude/longitude: 51.305347,-0.51088969 (Google map)

The wide range of habitats here should provide a good range of resident and migrant birds as well as dragonflies and damselflies.

Leader: Steve Williams

Please note that this walk will be subject to any Covid-19 restrictions in force at the time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS.
1. Walks are open to RSPB North West Surrey Local Group members ONLY.
2. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader,
3. You MUST bring a face mask and hand sanitiser.

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

September 2021

Sat
11

Weekend Walk at Oare Marshes

Location: Meet at the reserve car park. Post code is approximate.

What3Words: roughness.herring.watching
Postcode: ME13 0QA (Google map)

Of international importance for wetland birds, this is one of the few remaining areas of grazing marshland in Kent and overlooks the Thames Estuary towards the Isle of Sheppey.

Leader: Frank Clark

This walk will be subject to the Coronavirus restrictions applying at the time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS.
1. Walks are open to RSPB North West Surrey Local Group members ONLY.
2. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader,
3. You MUST bring a face mask and may wish to also bring hand sanitiser.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm or later.

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07922 411556

Tue
14

Mid-week Walk at Staines Moor 2.5 miles

Location: Meet in Moor Lane at the entrance to the moor.

GR: TQ 031723
What3Words: rents.parts.insert
Postcode: TW18 4YX (Google map)

With migration in full swing, anything could turn up here so it could be an interesting time this site - it rather depends on luck!

Leader: Steve Williams

This event will be subject to the Coronavirus regulations applying at the time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS.
1. Walks are open to RSPB North West Surrey Local Group members ONLY.
2. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
3. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.



Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Tue
14

Mid-week Walk at Staines Moor. 2.5 Miles. NOTE - DUPLICATED ENTRY - see other one!

Location: Meet in Moor Lane, Staines, opposite entrance with information board, just before the road goes under the A30
Staines By-Pass. TQ 031723

What3Words: rents.parts.insert

No facilities but Staines is nearby.
Latitude/longitude: 51.4403223,-0.51801520 (Google map)

With migration in full swing, anything could turn up here, so could be an interesting time at this site - it rather depends on luck!

Leader: Steve Williams

Please note that this walk will be subject to any Covid-19 restrictions applying at the time.

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
23

Birds beyond the Boughs by Simon Ginnaw

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey




Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

How do our woodland birds live together in the same community? Simon will reveal the secret lives and fascinating ecology behind our woodland and garden birds./

Contact: Ken Sutton

Time: 7:45 - 10 pm 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

October 2021

Sun
3

Weekend walk at Arundel WWT and The Burgh

Location: Meet outside entrance to the reserve.
For The Burgh in the afternoon, we will park at 'The Triangle', approx TQ042095
and What3Words: jots.dine.directly

Walk around the WWT site for wildfowl, kingfisher, hopefully water vole and then moving to the nearby high ground at The Burgh, potential for grey partridge, raptors.

WWT members - don't forget to bring your membership card.

Leader - Neil

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.


Time: 10 am

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group, apart from WWT access. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07941 403094

Tue
12

Mid-week Walk at Dorney Wetlands/Jubilee River 2.5 miles.

Location: Meet in the small car park (please car-share if possible) on the right of the B3026 just before crossing the river channel if coming from Dorney village.

GR: SU 929794.
What3Words: shared.soaks.tour

Loos and food available at the nearby garden centre or the Pineapple pub.

We shall be looking for winter thrushes and wildfowl. Good chance of a red kite.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
28

Birds of the Russian Far East by Chris Collins.

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Chris is the new proprietor of the well respected Limosa birding company. He takes us on a journey to one of his favourite birding areas. Auks, Steller's sea eagle and the critically endangered Spoon-billed sandpiper are sure to feature.

Contact: Ken Sutton

Time: 7:45 - 10 pm 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

November 2021

Sat
6

Weekend Walk at RSPB Wallasea Island

Location: Meet at the reserve car park.

GR: TQ 945946
What3Words: polka.luckier.plenty
Postcode: SS4 2HD (Google map)

Wallasea Island lies to the south of the River Crouch, opposite Burnham-on-Crouch and has several walks which begin at the reserve car park.
Take a look at the reserve web site for more information: RSPB Wallasea

Leader: - Alan Sharps

Time: 10 am

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07746 398819

Wed
17

Mid-week Walk at the WWT London Wetland Centre, Barnes 1.5 miles

Location: Meet in car park at 10:00 or in reception at 10:10.

GR: TQ 228770.
What3Words: also.lime.voters

We shall be looking for winter wildfowl and possible bittern, redpoll and siskin.

WWT members - don't forget to bring your membership card.

Full facilities on site. Come for morning only if preferred.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.


Time: 10 am - 1.30 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group, except for WWT access. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
25

Save the Vulture by Hannah Shaw

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey




Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Hannah is conservation and research liaison officer at the Hawk Conservancy Trust and will tell us about the charity's work and in particular its involvement in efforts to secure the future of vulture populations in Africa and Asia.

Contact: Ken Sutton

Time: 7:45 - 10 pm 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

December 2021

Sun
5

Weekend Walk at Farlington Marshes

Location: Meeting point: Middle car park, make SHARP left turn at traffic lights on slip road from A27

GR: SU 677044
What3Words: eager.lung.tooth

We will be looking for Waders, Wildfowl and winter migrants.

There are no toilets or refreshments on site.
Nearest facilities are at the service centre on the A2030 to Farlington.

Wellingtons or stout footwear are required if wet.

Leader: Simon Lumsden

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am until about 2 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07974 540730

Thu
9

An Osprey in a Shopping Bag: the Return of a Raptor - Alasdair McKee

Location: This talk will be via Zoom - the link details will be sent shortly before the meeting date.

Non-members can request an invitation by contacting Ken Sutton at the number below.

Alasdair McKee of the RSPB and Cumbria Wildlife Trust works closely with ospreys in South Cumbria. He will be talking about how this most charismatic bird of prey has returned from extinction in England in the last twenty years. This entertaining illustrated talk will introduce you to these remarkable birds and tell the story of a remarkable conservation comeback in Cumbria and beyond. And explain where the shopping bag comes in.

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start

Price: Free to NW Surrey Group members and those given an invitation.

Telephone: 07980 746267

Thu
16

Mid-week Walk at Moor Green Lakes (10:00 - 13:00) 2.5 miles

Location: Meet in the reserve car park off the Lower Sandhurst Road.

GR: SU 805628
What3Words denote.placidly.encroach

No facilities but pubs nearby in Sandhurst.

This restored gravel extraction site near Sandhurst has several lakes. A good range of wintering wildfowl should be present, including goosanders.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

January 2022

Sat
1

New Year's Day Walk at Papercourt 3 miles

Location: Meet in the car park by Newark Bridge. No facilities.

GR: TQ 393 573
What3Words: picked.runner.wisdom

The traditional New Year's Day walk on Papercourt across varied habitats - meadow, gravel pit, reedbed, scrub and woodland.

Leader: To Be Advised.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Thu
6

Operation Albatross by Stephanie Prince (by Zoom)

Location: This will be a Zoom presentation. Invitations will be sent out to group members shortly before the meeting.

Non-group members may request an invitation by contacting Ken Sutton on the number below.

The Albatross Task Force is an international team of seabird mitigation bycatch experts working with governments and fisheries around the southern oceans. Stephanie the RSPB's International Marine Project Manager has played a leading role and will inform us about the task force's work and successes in saving these magnificent birds.

Time: 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm start

Price: Free to NW Surrey Group members and those given an invitation.

Telephone: 07980 746267

Sat
8

Quiz Night

Location: New Haw Community Hall, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone.

Event was postponed from 10th July 2021

Postcode: KT15 3ND (Google map)

Third Time Lucky attempt at staging our regular Quiz Night, due to the Coronavirus restrictions

Clear your diaries (and heads) for our yearly (and a bit!) 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.

Individuals will be allocated to teams on the night if they haven't organised one.

Contact: Ken Sutton

Time: 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start. We aim to finish by 10.30 pm.

Price: Cost of entry expected to be £13 including supper. Open to non-members.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07980 746267

Wed
12

Mid-week Walk at Dick Focks Common. 3 miles.

Location: Meet in front of the gate to the common on the right of Crocknorth Road heading south from East Horsley. Parking is limited.

GR: TQ 101509.
What3Words: lost.clap.goals

No facilities but pubs nearby in East Horsley.

We shall be looking for winter finches. Probably wet underfoot so sensible shoes/boots required.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
27

Back from The Brink by Andrew Cleave

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey

Contact: Ken Sutton
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Prolific author, tour leader, and all round Hampshire naturalist, Andrew will relate to us the inspirational story of the rescue of the Bermuda Petrel. It had been thought extinct for 300 years until its dramatic rediscovery in 1951. The talk will also cover the wildlife of the islands including some endemic birds, butterflies and marine life in this idyllic spot.

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

Sat
29

Weekend Walk at RSPB Cliffe, Kent

Location: Meet at the reserve car park at approx. TQ722761
What3Words: humans.sleeps.bucks

Walk around the reserve for winter wildfowl, waders and raptors.

Leader: Neil

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free to NW Surrey Group members. No others can be accepted for this walk.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07941 403094

February 2022

Wed
16

Mid-week Walk at Farlington Marshes 2.5 miles

Location: Meet at reserve end of car park adjacent to the A27.

GR: SU 679044.

What3Words: quiet.edgy.assure (Closest car park area)
peanut.rewards.verbs (alternative parking area)

This is our easiest to reach coastal site and offers something different from our usual inland walks. We will be looking for winter visitors such as geese, waders and, with luck, short-eared owls.

Almost certain to be cold and windy so wrap up warm. No facilities, so you may wish to stop at the Queen Elizabeth country park en route

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1.30 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
24

Crane Spotting by Ashley Grove.

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey

Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

25,000 cranes visit Sweden's Lake Hornborga in early spring and make this one of Europe's most incredible bird spectacles. Top wildlife photographer Ashley will celebrate this amazing sight and the other birds that share it.

Contact: Ken Sutton

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

Sun
27

Weekend Walk at West Dean Woods

Location: Meet at the small parking area next to road in woods close to the junction of Hylter's Lane and Monarch;'s Way.

GR: SU 846146
What3Words: teardrop.clenching.cycles
https://goo.gl/maps/DiKnKb8TAcVxnfTT6
Latitude/longitude: 50.925056,-0.796639 (Google map)

Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve. Traditional hazel coppice woodland with oak standards, and a large colony of wild daffodils. A range of woodland birds. Target species firecrest, marsh tit, brambling and hawfinch.


Leader: Geoff Keen

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07976 595990

March 2022

Thu
24

The Birds of Southern Portugal by Jonathan Forgham

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey

Contact: Ken Sutton
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

From the rolling plains of Castro Verde, to the hills and gorges of the Alentejo, to the dunes, saltpans, lagoons, and beaches of the Algarve, Southern Portugal holds a fabulous variety of habitats and an equally fabulous variety of birds. Join Jonathan on a tour of this wildlife rich region.

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

Thu
31

Mid-week Walk at Staines Moor 2.5 miles.

Location: Meet in Moor Lane, Staines, opposite entrance with information board, just before the road goes under the A30 Staines By-Pass.

GR: TQ 031723.

What3Words: cargo.hope.space

With migration in full swing, anything could turn up here, so could be an interesting time at this site - it rather depends on luck!

No facilities but Staines is nearby.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

April 2022

Sat
2

Weekend Walk at Steps Hill and Tring Reservoir

Location: Meet at Steps Hill car park.

GR: SP 963155
What3Words: view.whisker.birthdays
https://goo.gl/maps/1MhVqTPxSZk57aWo6

Charges apply to some of car parks.

Steps Hill is part of greensand ridge near Ivinghoe. Ring Ouzel regularly set down here en passage.
Tring reservoirs are a complex of four that attract wildfowl and gulls. Exact route will be decided on day depending on recent sightings.

Leader: Geoff Keen

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07976 595990

Wed
20

Mid-week Walk at RSPB Pulborough Brooks. 3 miles

Location: Meet outside the reserve centre.

GR: TQ 055175

What3Words vital.rider.soaps

A little further away than our normal trips, this RSPB reserve offers a variety of habitats and a good selection of summer visitors, including warblers and nightingales. Come for the morning only if preferred.

Full facilities. Bring RSPB card!

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 3 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
28

Winter Birding in Japan by Phil Jones

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Cranes dancing in the snow, enormous fish eagles, and the incomparable Blakiston's fish owl. Phil's talk will feature these inspirational birds, and we will also learn something of the culture of this remote land.

Contact: Ken Sutton

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

May 2022

Sun
8

Dawn Chorus - Witley Common

Location: This walk at Witley Common will start promptly at 4am from the Webb Road car park just off the A286 Haslemere Road just to the south west of Milford.

GR: SU93402 40870.
What3Words: gown.magically.calls

Parking is free for National Trust members and you will need your membership card to obtain a ticket. For non NT members parking charges apply from 6am. £4 for 4 hours or £6 all day. The ticket machine will take cash or you can pay online at paybyphone.co.uk or telephone 0330 060 4037.
Latitude/longitude: 51.159468,-0.66572037 (Google map)

The walk will take about 4 hours with a gentle stroll around a fairly level site. We hope to hear nightingales and many other newly arrived migrants.

Bring your own refreshments as the Centre is currently closed and no facilities are available on site.

Leader: Alan Sharps

This walk will proceed under the government Covid-19 restrictions in force at the time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. Walks are open to RSPB North West Surrey Local Group members ONLY.
2. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader, this is to
ensure we have enough Leaders to conform to the Covid-19 restrictions.
3. You MUST bring a face mask and may wish to also bring hand sanitiser.
4. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 4 am - 8 am

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07746 398819

Wed
11

Mid-week Walk at Knepp. 4 miles

Location: Meet at the walkers' car park.

GR: TQ150204.

What3Words: query.agreeable.inferior.

Knepp is the site of a re-wilding project which has been successful in increasing the numbers of warblers, nightingales and turtle doves. No toilets but snacks available at Knepp. Pub in Dial Post.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 2 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Sat
21

Weekend Walk at RSPB Winterbourne Down

Location: Meeting point: Reserve car park.

GR: SU 2143 4015
What3Words: employ.avoiding.upward

There are no facilities at the reserve. Nearest public toilets are in Amesbury (5 miles).
No refreshments on site but 'The Malet Arms' public house is 500m away in Newton Tony.

Postcode: SP4 0HE (Google map)

We will be looking for Stone Curlew, farmland birds and butterflies.

Leader: Simon Lumsden

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 9 am until about 12.30 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07974 540730

Thu
26

Sea Pies, Smudgies, and Tobies; The World's my Oystercatcher by Rick and Elis Simpson

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey


Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

The dynamic Wader Quest duo return to tell us about the 12 worldwide species of oystercatcher, half of them black, half of them black and white, and one that can't make up its mind. We explore their fascinating world, and our connection with it.

Contact: Ken Sutton

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

Fri
27

Nightjar Walk

Location: Meet at the Chobham Common, Fishpool car park, Gracious Pond Road, Chobham
Postcode: GU24 8HN (Google map)

Chobham Common is an excellent site to hear and see Nightjars. Woodcock, Dartford Warblers and other heathland birds are also possible.

There are no toilets or other facilities at this site.

A small torch for the return walk and insect repellent are advised.

Leader: Geoff Keen

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 8 pm until about 11 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07976 595990

June 2022

Sun
12

Weekend Walk at RSPB Otmoor

Location: Meet in the reserve car park at RSPB Otmoor.

GR: SP 570126
What3Words: dividers.sage.bibs
Postcode: OX3 9TD (Google map)

We hope to see hobby, nesting warblers and waders, as well as lizards and butterflies.This is a follow-up to our successful 2021 visit.

Check the RSPB Otmoor web site for more information.

Leader: Alan Sharps

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07746 398819

Wed
15

Mid-week Walk at Thursley Common 2.5 miles

Location: Meet at the Moat Pond car park.

GR: SU 900417
What3Words: clinking.factoring.decreased

There is a good chance of seeing hobby here if the weather is good, as well as Dartford warbler, woodlark, cuckoo, common redstart and woodpeckers. Dragonflies, damselflies and basking common lizards should also be seen.

No facilities on site but pubs in Elstead.

Leader: Steve

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07506 645776

Thu
30

AGM followed by a talk

Location: St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey

Contact: Ken Sutton
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

This will be our Annual General Meeting, to be followed by a talk. Details to follow.

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

July 2022

Thu
14

Mid-week Walk at Broadstreet Common Guildford 1.5 miles

Location: Meet at the end of Hartshill. Parking on Hartshill and adjacent roads.

What3Words: basis.slams.goats
Postcode: GU21 8LW (Google map)

During this quiet period for birds we will be looking for butterflies such as the purple and white-letter hairstreaks.

Leader: Simon Lumsden with Neil Bew

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT WALKS DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

1. You MUST pre-book your place by contacting the Walk Leader.
2. You MUST bring a face mask and may also wish to bring hand sanitiser.
3. Please wear appropriate clothing for the expected weather conditions.

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Price: Free to members of the NW Surrey RSPB Group. Not available to others at present.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07974 540730