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!

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