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.

The postcode information is given to help SATNAV users and can be approximate. Please call the event contact number if you need more details. In order to cover the running costs of the group we suggest a voluntary donation of £2 for attending the guided walks

April 2020

Sun
5

CANCELLED: Morning walk to Therfield Heath, near Royston.

Location: Meet in car park off the Baldock Road. SG8 9PN.
Postcode: SG8 9PN (Google map)

CANCELLED: Due to Coronavirus we have decided to cancel this event.
This is a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest. This Local Nature Reserve lies on a chalk escarpment north of Therfield. The area supports a number of species of ground nesting birds such as skylark, meadow pipit and grey partridge.

Weekend walk leaders: Colin Rose 07870672699, Andrew Steele 07480415189

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free but suggested voluntary donation of £2

E-mail: st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk

Thu
30

CANCELLED Evening walk to Redbournbury Mill and River Ver with optional pub supper

Location: Meet at Redbournbury Mill, AL3 6RS.
Car sharing advisable as there is limited parking
Postcode: AL3 6RS (Google map)

This fully restored and working watermill lies 2 miles north of St Albans. Our walk begins at the Mill and follows the course of the River Ver. We hope to see a number of summer warblers and chalk stream flora and fauna. If we are lucky we might hear a grasshopper warbler and catch sight of a barn owl hunting across the fields.

Mid-week walk leader: Robert Blythe 07512704744

Time: 6.15 pm

Price: Free but suggested voluntary donation of £2

E-mail: st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk

May 2020

Sun
3

CANCELLED All day outing to RSPB Otmoor, Beckley, Oxford

Location: Meet in the reserve car park OX3 9TD
Postcode: OX3 9TD (Google map)

RSPB Otmoor is a haven for wildlife in the middle of Oxfordshire. The wet grasslands support lowland breeding waders and huge numbers of wintering wildfowl. In summer black and brown hairstreak butterflies can be seen in the blackthorn hedges. The reed beds are home to bittern and marsh harrier.

Please bring packed lunch if staying all day.

Weekend walk leaders: Colin Rose 07870672699, Andrew Steele 07480415189

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free but suggested voluntary donation of £2

E-mail: st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk

June 2020

Tue
2

CANCELLED Evening walk to Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits with optional pub meal

Location: Meet at the end of Church Lane, off the High Street, near the Society of Model Engineers.
Postcode: AL4 0NJ (Google map)

Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits is one of Hertfordshire's best birding areas, situated in the shallow Colne Valley between St Albans and Hatfield. The site stretches from Colney Heath in the north to the Willows Farm Village theme park (near London Colney) in the south. It supports a range of wildlife habitat, and its wide variety of birds includes resident Tree Sparrow and Yellowhammer at Tyttenhanger Farm. The site has also become the county's foremost wader site.

This walk is held during the St Albans Sustainability Festival 2020

Mid-week walk leader: Robert Blythe 07512704744

Time: 6:00pm

Price: Free but suggested voluntary donation of £2

E-mail: st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk

Sun
7

CANCELLED Morning walk to Cornmill Meadow NR, Lee Valley

Location: Meet in first car park off B194 north of Waltham Abbey. Nearest post code EN9 2ES
Postcode: EN9 2ES (Google map)

This is a new site for our group to explore. Open meadows, riverside and small plantations provide a mixed habitat for our summer birds, dragonflies and butterflies.

Colin Rose 07870672699, Andrew Steele 07480415189

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Free but suggested voluntary donation of £2

E-mail: st-albans-rspb@hotmail.co.uk

Tue
23

Virtual AGM

Location: .

Exact Details to be emailed at a later date

Time: 7:00pm

Price: The AGM is free