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.

January 2018

Wed
24

Walk around Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross

Location: We meet at the very end of Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire at 10 am.
Latitude/longitude: 51.63551,-0.50329 (Google map)

A gentle walk around Woodoaks Farm, looking at birds and other wildlife. This walk is usually good for raptors and typical farmland birds. This walk is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, twelve months of the year. We are a friendly group who enjoy birding and good company and newcomers and beginners are very welcome. There is no charge to join us and there are no membership requirements.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free - everyone welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imjpinrspb@gmail.com

Sun
28

Tring Reservoirs - a birding walk

Location: Meet in the Startops End car park - a Pay & Display car park run by the Canal and Rivers Trust (nearest postcode is HP23 4LJ). The parking charge is £3 for 24 hours.
Latitude/longitude: 51.818166,-0.667332 (Google map)

Join us for a birding walk around all four Tring reservoirs - Startops End, Marsworth, Tringford and Wilstone. We may be lucky to find Bittern but we will certainly encounter herons, egrets, cormorants, wintering wildfowl and waders, winter thrushes and other passerines. A number of raptor species will be seen.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: The event is free - pay for parking only!

Telephone: 07851 308492

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

February 2018

Wed
7

Wildlife walk at Cassiobury Park, Watford

Location: We meet in the car park at the end of Gade Avenue, Watford, at 10 am. Please note that since May 2017, a free parking ticket, obtainable from one of the machines, must be displayed in your car.
Latitude/longitude: 51.659594,-0.422146 (Google map)

Join us for a gentle walk around Cassiobury Park Nature Reserve, looking for birds, butterflies and other wildlife. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month of the year. It is free to join in and there are no membership requirements.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imjpinrspb@gmail.com

Thu
8

"An Easy Way to Identify Gulls"

Location: This event will be at the Pinner Parish Church Hall, Top of the High Street, Pinner, HA5 3AA. We are a short walk from Pinner tube station. There is free parking (after 6:30pm) in the nearby Pinner Village Hall car park, Chapel Lane, HA5 1AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.594661,-0.379121 (Google map)

An illustrated talk by David Darrell-Lambert. A welcome opportunity to learn the essentials of identification in this much maligned, but fascinating, group of birds. Complimentary tea and biscuits are provided in the interval.

Time: 8 pm

Price: Visitors: £3.50. Members of Pinner Group: £2.50 (includes tea and biscuits)

Telephone: 01895 625235

E-mail: valwalker2@virginmedia.com

Sun
11

Walk around Harefield Heights

Location: Meet by the Water Board building in Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth.
Grid Ref TQ 057 934 (O.S. Map 176). Nearest Postcode is WD3 1NY.

Latitude/longitude: 51.630055,-0.476000 (Google map)

Join us to see what birds we can spot at this local venue. This is a circular walk through woods, farmland and riverbank.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

Wed
14

A winter birding walk in Black Park, near Iver

Location: Park in the Pay and Display car park off Black Park Road. The nearest Postcode is SL3 6DT. Winter parking charges are £3.50 for 4 hours (Bucks County Council).
Latitude/longitude: 51.539072,-0.552112 (Google map)

A gentle birding walk in Black Park Country Park, an extensive area of mixed woodland with some stretches of open heath.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - only pay for car parking

Telephone: 07851 308492

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

Wed
21

Nature walk around Stockers Lake, Rickmansworth

Location: We meet by the Water Board building in Stockers Farm Road, Rickmansworth at 10 am.
Latitude/longitude: 51.629833,-0.476825 (Google map)

Join us for a leisurely walk around Stockers Lake, looking at birds and other wildlife. Late autumn/early winter is an exiting time with the anticipated arrival of winter wildfowl and migrant thrushes from arctic Europe. Feel free to take part - there is no membership or expertise requirement and there is no fee to pay! We are a friendly group who enjoy birding and good company. These walks take place on the third Wednesday of the month - twelve months a year!

Time: 10 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imnme@btinternet.com

Wed
28

Walk around Woodoaks Farm, Maple Cross

Location: We meet at the very end of Long Lane, Mill End, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire at 10 am.
Latitude/longitude: 51.63551,-0.50329 (Google map)

A gentle walk around Woodoaks Farm, looking at birds and other wildlife. This walk is usually good for raptors and typical farmland birds. This walk is held on the fourth Wednesday of the month, twelve months of the year. We are a friendly group who enjoy birding and good company and newcomers and beginners are very welcome. There is no charge to join us and there are no membership requirements.

Time: 10 am

Price: Free - everybody welcome!

Telephone: 020 8907 3513

E-mail: imjpinrspb@gmail.com

March 2018

Sun
4

Birding visit to Elmley Marshes, Isle of Sheppey

Location: Meet in the reserve car park off the A428. Grid ref TQ939679 (OS Map 178). Nearest Postcode is ME12 3RW. There is a £5 per car parking charge (it is no longer an RSPB reserve).
Latitude/longitude: 51.377267,0.783535 (Google map)

Group walk to this Kent reserve. This is an all day walk so bring a packed lunch. In case of poor weather check with the organiser to make sure the event is still happening.
If time and weather permit, we may go on to the Capel Fleet Raptor View Point at the east end of Sheppey (Lat/Long: 51.376736, 0.904639).

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - only pay for car parking

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

Thu
8

"A Photographic Journey with Birds" by Thomas Hanahoe

Location: This will be at the Pinner Parish Church Hall, Top of the High Street, PINNER, HA5 3AA. We are a short walk from Pinner tube station. There is free parking (after 6:30pm) in the nearby Pinner Village Hall car park, Chapel Lane, HA5 3AA
Latitude/longitude: 51.594661,-0.379121 (Google map)

Thomas Hanahoe is a renowned wildlife photographer who has had photographs accepted for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition and has won prizes at other photographic competitions. This should be an evening not to be missed!

Time: 8 pm

Price: Visitors: £3.50. Members of Pinner Group: £2.50 (includes Tea & Biscuits)

Telephone: 07818 531299

E-mail: valwalker2@virginmedia.com