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.

September 2019

Mon
9

Butterflies by Ian Hodgson

Location: St Peters Church Main Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 2TR (Google map)

Ian is the recently retired warden of Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory whose expertise covers many topics. Tonight he will entertain us with his knowledge of butterflies, which he has studied in many different countries.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 4 per member £ 6 per non-member

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Tue
10

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Spring & summer 2019 review by Pete Findley

Location: In the ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
14

Field Trip to Stonelees KWT Reserve & Pegwell Bay - 'migration check'

Location: Meet in the car park opposite the Sportsman PH
Postcode: CT12 5JB (Google map)

An afternoon walk on level ground around this shallow estuarine bay should produce many migrant species at this time of year. Wader and wildfowl numbers should be building up and passage migrants will be foraging and sheltering in the scrub and wooded areas bordering the bay.

Time: 2 pm

Price: £ 3 per person

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Tue
17

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Birding skills & common birds by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
24

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Moulting birds by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

October 2019

Tue
1

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Autumn Migration through Western Europe by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
8

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Wetland Bird Surveying (core date 13th October) by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
12

Field Trip to Dungeness Reserve

Location: Meet at Dungeness RSPB Reserve car park
Postcode: TN29 9PN (Google map)

Another visit to a premier RSPB reserve. Autumn migration is well underway and members will hope to find something a little out of the ordinary, perhaps a common firecrest, a long-eared owl, a merlin or a tundra bean goose!

Time: 10 am

Price: £ 3 per person

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Mon
14

Birdwatching Around Spain by Campervan by Paul Hale

Location: St Peters Church Main Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 2TR (Google map)

Paul is a much respected former leader of this Group and a former teacher.
From the Pyrenees to the Cota Donana and then via La Mancha to the Ebro Delta, we saw a range of wildlife from White-headed Duck and Eagle Owl to Spanish Ibex. The talk contains cultural interludes in Cordoba and Barcelona as well as one or two of the mishaps no camper van trip would be without.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 4 per member £ 6 per non-member

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Tue
15

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Coastal Birds of Thanet & Pegwell Bay by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
22

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Winter Water Bird Identification by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
29

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Birds of Prey by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

November 2019

Tue
5

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Wader Identification by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Sat
9

Field Trip to Oare Marshes KWT Reserve

Location: Meet at the car park at the end of Church Road, Oare.
Postcode: ME13 0QB (Google map)

A pleasant walk around this wetland reserve on the banks of the River Swale can be punctuated with excitement as a rarer visitor is picked out from the throng of massed waders. Oare Marshes has a reputation for rarities in the autumn!

Time: 10 am

Price: £ 3 per person

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Mon
11

The Harvest Mouse by Steve Kirk

Location: St Peters Church Main Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 2TR (Google map)

Steve Kirk is the project leader and trainer for the Kent Harvest Mouse Survey, run with Heritage Lottery funding and supported by The Wildwood Trust, near Canterbury. His talk will primarily give us an insight on this fascinating little mammal whose nests, like so many birds, is built off the ground suspended between grass stems. Steve will also cover the many mammals that can be found in Kent and mention the brilliant work carried out at Wildwoods near Canterbury.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 4 per member £ 6 per non-member

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Tue
12

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Passerine Identification by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
19

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Helping Birds throughout the year by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
26

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Local Bird-watching Sites by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

December 2019

Tue
3

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Thrushes & Chats to finish off the year by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Mon
9

Thanet Local Group Christmas Supper - Social Evening

Location: St Peters Church Main Hall, Hopeville Avenue, St Peters, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 2TR (Google map)

We would like to invite all RSPB Thanet Local Group members and their friends to our Christmas get together.
This will be based on an American Supper theme (ideally it is where you bring food to share, please prepare food for eight, you choose whether starter, main or sweet). We will provide some non-alcoholic mulled wine plus plates and cups. You are welcome to bring your own drink to share.
To help enjoy this Christmas time together we are planning a good fun quiz and to create a festive atmosphere.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Sat
14

Winter Field Trip to Grove Ferry

Location: Meet in the Public Car Park (pay and display), adjacent to the Grove Ferry Inn.
Postcode: CT3 4BP (Google map)

This walk is on level ground at the eastern end of the Stodmarsh NNR and winter visitors will be much in evidence with thrushes, finches and waterfowl all utilising the site to feed and roost. There is always the possibility of a foraging barn owl or hen harrier. Bearded reedlings and Cetti's warblers are sometimes heard in the reed scrub.

Time: 10 am

Price: £3 per head

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

Sat
14

Field Trip to Grove Ferry

Location: Meet in the Pay & Display car park by the Grove Ferry Inn.
Postcode: CT3 4Bp (Google map)

A winter visit to this site can be a very rewarding experience. If it's not too windy there is every chance a common kingfisher may perch in front of the hide. If there is some ice, a water rail may venture out at the edge to forage for food. Winter visiting ducks, herons, green sandpipers and birds of prey are all commonly seen.

Time: 10 am

Price: £ 3 per person

Telephone: 07768086318

E-mail: therspbthanetlocalgroup@talktalk.net

January 2020

Tue
7

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - The Owl Family everyone's fovourites by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
14

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Finches & Buntings by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
21

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Identifying difficult birds by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
28

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Wagtails, larks and pipits by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

February 2020

Tue
4

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Woodland and its birds by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
11

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - National Nestbox Week; our results so far by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
18

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Ringing Birds by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
25

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Seabirds around our coasts by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

March 2020

Tue
3

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Spring Migration through Europe by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
10

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Birding across the channel by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
17

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Warblers are on their way by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs.
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk

Tue
31

RSPB Thanet - Bird Identification Workshop - Nesting & Nest Recording by Pete Findley

Location: The ATTIC room, Queens Road Baptist Church, Queens Road, Broadstairs
Postcode: CT10 1NU (Google map)

All are welcome to join in these informative events on bird identification which also cover other aspects of their biology. Please bring your bird identification guides, they will be your best friends throughout.

Time: 1.00 pm -3.00 pm

Price: £ 4 per person

Telephone: 01304 379074 07768 086318

E-mail: dave.rspbthanet@yahoo.co.uk