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

Sun
10

Birdwatching at Thursley Common

Location: Meet in the Moat car park, Elstead, on the minor road between Elstead and Thursley, Surrey. Grid Ref SU 899 416 (OS Map 186). Please note that the post-code GU8 6LW is only approximate for this location.
Latitude/longitude: 51.166690,-0.714857 (Google map)

This is an evening walk at Thursley Common, meeting up at 6 pm. Target species are nightjar, Dartford warbler, woodlark, hobby falcon, stonechat, redstart and tree pipit. We suggest that you bring sandwiches and drinks as we will have dinner beside the lake. A pocket torch may be useful later. Don't forget your insect repellent!

Time: 6.00 pm

Price: Free - everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

July 2018

Sun
1

Cornmill Meadows, Waltham Cross

Location: Meet in the Cornmill Meadows car park on the west side of the B194 Crooked Mile, opposite a small industrial estate (nearest postcode EN9 2ES).
Latitude/longitude: 51.695822,0.001291 (Google map)

This small reserve is renowned for its dragonflies, damselflies and butterflies which will be the principle attractions. There's a hide too, from which you can watch the Meadows' fascinating population of birds. The reserve is part of the Lee Valley Regional Park, renowned for its birdlife.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - Everyone welcome!

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com

Sun
22

Pitstone Hill & Aldbury Nowers Nature Reserves, Tring

Location: Meet in the Pitstone Hill car park in Stocks Road near Tring, Herts. The Grid Reference is SP 954 149 (OS Map 165). The nearest Postcode is LU7 9EN but this is about 1km away on a different road.
Latitude/longitude: 51.806079,-0.623829 (Google map)

This is a walk through an exceptional HMWT nature reserve on the chalk escarpment of the Chiltern Hills noted for its butterflies, solitary bees and wildflowers. Farmland birds are a speciality at this location.
Please note: There are some steep slopes and some sections of some footpaths may be muddy.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free - everyone welcome

Telephone: 01895 637604

E-mail: johnnewson@waitrose.com