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.

March 2020

Thu
5

Life between the Tides - a talk by Andrew Cleave

Location: We meet on the first Thursday of the month, at OTFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL, High Street, Otford, TN14 5PQ.
The car park is adjacent to the hall, and is free after 6 pm.
Postcode: TN14 5PQ (Google map)

The fascination of seashore life in all its forms including birds, based on Andrew's Collins complete guide to British Coastal Wildlife.
Andrew is an accomplished naturalist and photographer.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Group Members £2.50, non-members £3.50

Telephone: 01959563530

E-mail: nobbsbrian@gmail.com

Sun
22

Oare Marshes KWT Reserve - a walk led by John Waterman

Location: Off A2 before Faversham. Continue on from B2045 along Harty Ferry Road to car park by Kent Wildlife Trust information centre. Signposted from Oare Village.
OS Grid ref: TR013648
Bring lunch.
If you are coming, please let John know in advance. JOHN WATERMAN: phone or text 07935 206618.

Postcode: ME13 0QD (Google map)

A walk around this popular reserve beside the Swale, looking for waterfowl, waders, raptors and winter migrants.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No fee

Telephone: 07935 206618

Wed
25

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve - a walk led by Anne McGregorn

Location: From A259 towards Hastings, turn L, after Rye Town on minor road to Rye Harbour. Meet in car park
OS Grid ref: TQ942188
Bring lunch.
If you are coming, please let Anne know in advance. ANNE McGREGOR: phone 01732 454304.

Postcode: TN31 7TY (Google map)

A walk looking for waterfowl, waders including Avocets, gulls including Mediterranean and early migrants.

Time: 10.30 am

Price: No fee

Telephone: 01732 454304

April 2020

Thu
2

Wader Quest - a talk by Rick and Elis Simpson

Location: We meet on the first Thursday of the month, at OTFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL, High Street, Otford, TN14 5PQ.
The car park is adjacent to the hall, and is free after 6 pm.
Postcode: TN14 5PQ (Google map)

Introducing the charity Wader Quest and the beauty and diversity of waders to be found around the world, some of which are quite surprising.
Liberally scattered with stunning photos and information about the birds, and some amusing anecdotes from Rick and Elis' travels to see waders, and an introduction to their conservation.

Plus media sale - Books, DVDs and CDs

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Group Members £2.50, non-members £3.50

Telephone: 01959563530

E-mail: nobbsbrian@gmail.com

Wed
15

Oare Marshes KWT Reserve, followed by Oare Gunpowder Works Country Park, led by Anne McGregor

Location: Off A2 before Faversham. Continue on from B2045 along Harty Ferry Road to car park by Kent Wildlife Trust information centre. Signposted from Oare Village.
OS Grid Ref: TR013648
Bring lunch.
If you are coming, please let Anne know in advance. ANNE McGREGOR: phone 01732 454304.

Postcode: ME13 0QD (Google map)

Looking for waterfowl, waders, raptors and woodland birds.

Time: 10.30 am

Price: No fee

Telephone: 01732 454304

Sun
26

St Margarets-at-Cliffe and Broch Hill - led by John Waterman

Location: From A2, take A258 (Deal), turn right for St. Margaret's, then turn right down High Street, leading into Sea Street. At roundabout, go over into Bay Road to the beach and car park.
OS Grid Ref: TR368445.
Bring lunch.
If you are coming, please let John know in advance. JOHN WATERMAN: phone or text 07935 206618.

Postcode: CT15 6DX (Google map)

A walk by the sea, looking for seabirds and spring migrants.

Time: 10 am

Price: No fee

Telephone: 07935 206618

May 2020

Tue
12

AGM followed by "Trinidad, Tobago and St. Lucia" - a talk by Brian Nobbs. NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Location: We meet on the first Thursday of the month, at OTFORD VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL, High Street, Otford, TN14 5PQ.
The car park is adjacent to the hall, and is free after 6 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE FROM OUR USUAL 1ST THURSDAY. This is due to the hall being requisitioned as a Polling Station. It is now TUESDAY 12th MAY.
Postcode: TN14 5PQ (Google map)

Following the Group's AGM, Brian will give his talk on the landscapes, birds and wildlife of three of the south Caribbean Islands.
Trinidad is only 7 miles off the coast of Venezuela and the wildlife is typically South American, but Tobago, only 19 miles to the north-east has a different character and some birds are only found on one or the other, but not both.
St. Lucia is part of the Lesser Antilles chain, which originated as submarine volcanoes, and there are distinct signs of its volcanic past.
Non-members are welcome, but will not be eligible to participate in the AGM business.

Time: 7.45 pm

Price: Group Members £2.50, non-members £3.50.

Telephone: 01959563530

E-mail: nobbsbrian@gmail.com

Sun
17

Conyer Creek - a walk led by John Waterman

Location: From the A2 in Teynham take Station Road north. Turn right into Lower Road, then turn north onto Conyer Road. Park near Ship Inn in Conyer Village. Meet outside the Ship Inn.
OS Grid Ref: TQ962648.
Bring lunch.
If you are coming, please let John know in advance. JOHN WATERMAN: phone or text 07935 206618.

Postcode: ME9 9HL (Google map)

Looking for late summer migrants, waders and raptors.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: No fee

Telephone: 07935 206618