Events

Everyone is welcome at our events, whether or not they are RSPB members, though costs may vary between members and non-members. If you would like to help at an event, we would love to hear from you - either use the contact details for the event, or go to the 'Contact Us' page.

Our indoor meetings are well-attended and popular - don't worry if you are not an expert, not many of us are, so you will be in good company! The same goes for the Field Trips - and they are an excellent way of learning more about the birds we see. If you would like a Programme that you can print, go to the 'News' page, where you will find an item entitled 'Programme on Website', from which a Programme can be downloaded.

We're looking forward to seeing you!

June 2019

Sun
16

June 2019 Coach Trip - RSPB Ynys-Hir

Location: Coach departs from South Parade car-park, Sutton Coldfield (car park charge applies!)
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

Lovely woodland slopes dropping down to the Dyfi Estuary make this one of the favourite RSPB reserves in Wales. Woodland and water birds.

Time: 7.00am

Price: £22 adult, £5 accompanied child

Booking essential

Telephone: 01827 750633

Sat
22

Dawn Walk - Sutton Park BioBlitz

Location: Meet in Sutton Park but NOT at the Visitor Centre. Enter the Park by Boldmere Gate, which will be specially opened for us, drive as far as you can straight ahead - don't take the left turn to the flying field - and you'll find a small car park opened for the occasion - we'll be there or thereabouts. If there are any updates, we'll add them here and on the News pages.
Postcode: B74 4SB (Google map)

As part of the Sutton Park Bio Blitz, the Group is leading a dawn walk in Sutton Park on Saturday morning, starting at 04.30 - yes, there really is such a time! A great chance to have a walk in the park with very few other people around, and, although it is a bit late in the season for a dawn chorus, there will be birds visible. As before, the species records collected will form part of the overall Bio Blitz results.

Time: 04.30 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 0121 308 4400

E-mail: martinjfisher@care4free.net

September 2019

Mon
9

September 2019 Indoor Meeting: Sri Lanka - Wildlife Paradise

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield (access from Boswell Road)
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

Back to our usual schedule after the Summer Break, and Leicester-based Gianpiero Ferrari FRPS will be our guide for this trip by photographs to a beautiful Asian destination.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB Members £3.00, Non-members £3.50, under-16 £1, WEx Members £0.50

Sun
22

September 2019 Coach Trip - Rainham Marshes

Location: Coach departs from South Parade car-park, Sutton Coldfield (car park charge applies!)
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

Reclaimed land by the Thames may not sound appealing, but there are some surprises in store! Wetland birds and a great population of water voles - and marsh frogs, too.

Time: 7.00am

Price: £22 adult, £5 accompanied child

Booking essential

Telephone: 01827 750633

Wed
25

Out and About - September 2019 RSPB Middleton Lakes Reserve

Location: RSPB Middleton Lakes. Meet at the car park, accessed from Bodymoor Heath Road.
Postcode: B78 2AE (Google map)

A walk at Middleton Lakes Reserve.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: Check when booking!

Booking essential

E-mail: suttonrspb@gmail.com

October 2019

Mon
7

October 2019 Indoor Meeting - 'New Moon on the Wane...the Curse of the Curlews'

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, entrance of Boswell Road
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

For our October Meeting, A welcome return from Rick and Elis Simpson, looking at the decline of curlew species around the world.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB Members £3.00, Non-members £3.50, under-16 £1, WEx Members £0.50

Sun
20

October 2019 Coach Trip - Spurn Point (Yorkshire Wildlife Trust)

Location: Coach departs from South Parade car-park, Sutton Coldfield (car park charge applies!)
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

A magnet for birds migrating down the east coast; winter thrushes and waders crossing with the last summer birds departing south.

Time: 7.00am

Price: £22 adult, £5 accompanied child

Telephone: 01827 750633

November 2019

Mon
4

November 2019 Indoor Meeting - The Prehistoric Aviary

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, entrance off Boswell Road
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

The RSPB's Colin Wilkinson describes the evolution of birds from early species like the archaeopteryx, to modern times.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB Members £3.00, Non-members £3.50, under-16 £1, WEx Members £0.50

Sun
17

November 2019 Coach Trip - Leighton Moss RSPB Reserve, Lancashire

Location: Coach departs from South Parade car-park, Sutton Coldfield (car park charge applies!)
Postcode: B72 1QY (Google map)

Winter wildfowl will be in, with farmland birds in good numbers, and a chance of bittern and otter.

Time: 7.00am

Price: £22 adult, £5 accompanied child

Booking essential

Telephone: 01827 750633

December 2019

Mon
2

December 2019 Indoor Meeting - The Twelve Beasts of Christmas

Location: Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, entrance off Boswell Road
Postcode: B74 2NH (Google map)

David Christopher Hollis presents a new and fun
take on the popular Christmas Carol, but featuring
an eclectic mix of animals to tell the story.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: RSPB Members £3.00, Non-members £3.50, under-16 £1, WEx Members £0.50