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.

April 2018

Sun
29

Coach Trip to Durlston Country Park and Studland Heath, Dorset.

Location: Coach leaves at 7am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.
Postcode: OX3 0NQ (Google map)

Durlston country park and nature reserve acts as a magnet for incoming migrants due to its position on the coast. The cliff-top scrub and meadow is where a great variety of warblers, wheatears and redstarts often rest after their long journeys. Just off-shore early arriving guillemots and fulmars are usually seen.
There is a visitor centre and a café on site.

Studland heath is the resident Dartford warblers' ideal habitat while in the bay divers, grebes and waders can often be found.

Time: Coach leaves at 7am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: About £20 depending on numbers.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk

May 2018

Thu
3

Illustrated Talk: Winter in Japan - A Birding Spectacular by Paddy Gallagher

Location: Sandhills School, Terret Avenue, Oxford
Postcode: OX3 8FN (Google map)

Winter birding in Japan is one of Earth's great avian spectacles most notable for dancing cranes and Steller's sea-eagles. The country has a very diverse range of habitats and is surprisingly mountainous and wooded, with beautifully varied coastlines.

Time: 7.45pm

Price: £3 (£2 for full time students). FREE to Oxford Local Group members and children.

Telephone: 07813782514

E-mail: lindaeneal@aol.com

Sun
20

Coach Trip to RSPB Highnam Woods and RSPB Nagshead, Gloucestershire.

Location: Coach leaves at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Postcode: OX3 0NQ (Google map)

A short stop at the lovely oak woodland of Highnam Woods that attracts a range of species. The delight at this time of year is the nightingale. There are no facilities here.

Nagshead has a number of breeding woodland birds including common redstart, wood warbler, pied flycatcher, hawfinch and even the rarely seen lesser-spotted woodpecker. On site there are a couple of hides and a information centre with toilets.

Time: Coach leaves at 8am from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston, - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: About £20 depending on numbers.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk

June 2018

Sun
10

Car Sharing Trip to Greenham Common, Berkshire.

Location: Cars leave at 7pm from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Postcode: OX3 0NQ (Google map)

This vast former airfield has now reverted to its original heathland. On this summer's late evening visit, we should see tree pipit, woodcock and maybe woodlark. We will be on site until just before nightfall when we hope to hear the churring of nightjar and possibly see one.

There are no facilities on site.
Do bring a torch and insect repellent.

Time: Cars leave at 7pm from Sports & Leisure Centre, Court Place Farm, Marsh Lane, Marston - just off the Oxford northern by-pass.

Price: Petrol costs are shared by car occupants.

Telephone: 01865723868

E-mail: anne@anclark.force9.co.uk