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 2019


Indoor Meeting. A Tale of Two Reserves. Paul Cowley

Location: Ossett Community Centre
Postcode: WF5 8AN (Google map)

We welcome a new speaker to the group, Paul Cowley who is the volunteer coordinator for the RSPB at both the Old Moor reserve and the new centre at Sherwood Forest. Paul will be bringing us up to date with the latest news from Old Moor and outlining the RSPBs plans for the exciting new venture at the Sherwood Forest- the RSPB is taking the lead as the new guardian here working in partnership with various national and local bodies in helping to preserve and develop this iconic site for many years to come.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2 group members £4 non-members

Telephone: 01924 266821


Outdoor Meeting- Sherwood Forest

Location: Sherwood Forest. Park at the visitor centre.
Postcode: NG21 9RN (Google map)

One of the RSPB's newest reserves, we look forward to our walk around the iconic forest, home of the Major Oak. Woodpeckers will be among the main targets among the other woodland birds including marsh tit. We also hope to enjoy the first signs of spring including the first migrants and birdsong should be in full flow by now. We will also have the opportunity to explore the new visitor centre. This is a car visit.

Time: 10 am

Price: Petrol costs and parking charges

Telephone: 01924456352

April 2019


Indoor Meeting. Members' Presentations, Photo Competition and AGM

Location: Ossett Community Centre, Prospect Road, Ossett
Postcode: WF5 8AN (Google map)

This is always an enjoyable evening when members give their own slide presentations of bird and wildlife photos. A wide variety of subjects and images is guaranteed. We will also have judging and the results of the annual photographic competition. The standard is getting higher every year and there will no doubt some wonderful images to enjoy. We will also hold a short AGM. Come along and join us on the last indoor meeting before the summer break.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: £2 group members £4 non-members

Telephone: 01924 266821


Outdoor Meeting- Rutland Water (coach trip)

Location: Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

A spring visit to the internationally famous reserve should be full of interest. The reserve is run by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust in conjunction with Anglian Water. Ospreys will have recently arrived back from their African wintering grounds and are sightings are virtually guaranteed. There should also be plenty of summer migrants in evidence as well as the resident birds. The reserve has excellent facilities with numerous hides and trails to explore. The coach will depart from Northgate (Borough Road) car park in Wakefield at 8am and we expect to be back in Wakefield at about 7pm. This is expected to be a popular trip so book early to avoid disappointment.

Time: 8.00am

Price: £18 for group members £20 for non-members

Booking essential

Telephone: 01924 456352