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.

June 2018

Thu
21

North West Surrey Local Group AGM

Location: The school hall, at St. Charles Borromeo School, Portmore Way, WEYBRIDGE, Surrey, KT13 8JD.
There is parking available in the adjacent church car park. The nearest railway station is Weybridge.
Postcode: KT13 8JD (Google map)

Our annual general meeting (AGM) will bring everyone up to date with any changes or information you need to know, and will have plenty of interest for everyone. Why not come along?

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

July 2018

Tue
3

Bookham Common

Location: Church Road, Great Bookham, Surrey, KT23 3LT
Meet in the One Hundred Pound Bridge car park (access from Downside). GR: TQ 122567
Postcode: KT23 3LT (Google map)

At this National Trust reserve during this quiet period for birds we will also be looking for butterflies such as the resident purple emperor as well as dragonflies and damselflies.
No facilities, but Cobham is nearby.
Peter Hambrook

Time: 10:00 - 13:00

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group Members. For non-North West Surrey Local Group members, a voluntary donation to Group funds is requested.

Telephone: 01932 346565

E-mail: hambrp@msn.com

August 2018

Thu
30

Staines Reservoir

Location: Meet in the small car park at the eastern end of the causeway.
GR: TQ 056734
No facilities.

Staines Reservoir, 2 miles.
A short visit to look for migrants, waterfowl and waders.
Meet in the small car park at the eastern end of the causeway. GR: TQ 056734. No facilities.
Peter Hambrook

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group Members. For non-North West Surrey Local Group members, a voluntary donation to Group funds is requested.

Telephone: 01932 346565

E-mail: hambrp@msn.com

September 2018

Tue
11

London Wetland Centre, Barnes

Location: London Wetland Centre, Barnes, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, Barnes, London, SW13 9WT
Meet in car park at 10:00 or in reception at 10:10. GR: TQ 228770.
Postcode: SW13 9WT (Google map)

Barnes Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (WWT), 1.5 miles.
We shall be looking for resident birds and departing migrants.
WWT members don't forget to bring your membership card.
Full facilities on site.
Come for morning only if preferred.
Peter Hambrook

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

Price: WWT admission rates apply; WWT members don't forget your membership cards. In addition for non-North West Surrey Local Group members, a voluntary donation to Group funds is requested.

Telephone: 01932 346565

E-mail: hambrp@msn.com

November 2018

Thu
22

Trinidad & Tobago, Home of the Hummingbird, by Ashley Grove

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

Trinidad and Tobago. Home of the Hummingbird.
Genial Ashley returns with more superb photography, this time from Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean islands with a wealth of colourful birds, golden beaches and azure seas.

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

January 2019

Thu
24

Wildlife of the Jurassic Coast, by Brian Pettit

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

Heathland and coast, reedbeds and freshwater, woodland and farmland - this lovely stretch of Dorset contains a fine variety of bird, mammals, plants and reptiles. All beautifully photographed in this entertaining talk.

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

February 2019

Thu
28

The Jewel Hunter, by Chris Gooddie

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

Chris gave up his job and spent a year searching for all the world's pittas, dazzling birds of the tropical forest. His celebrated book on his adventure topped the Birdfair sales and now he shares his story with us.

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

March 2019

Thu
28

Promoting & Protecting Nature in an Urban Environment, by Iain Boulton

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

Iain is at the sharp end of nature conservation at Lambeth council. His illustrated talk tells us how a local government ecologist works on protected species, particularly birds and bats, in our towns and cities.

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com

April 2019

Thu
25

Plover Lovers' World of Delights, by Rick and Elis Simpson

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

Wader Quest's Rick and Elis focus on our attractive British plovers and their counterparts abroad. Back by popular demand after their entertaining talk last year.

Time: Meetings commence at 7:45 pm and finish at 10 pm. Doors are open at 7:15 pm.

Price: Free for North West Surrey Local Group members. £3 for non-North West Surrey Local Group members.

Telephone: 01784 436098

E-mail: kd.sutton@ntlworld.com