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.

April 2021

Sun
18

Summer Leys and Harrold Odell Country Park, Northants CANCELLED

Location: Meet at 10am in Summer Leys reserve car park Grid Ref SP885633

Please check before travelling

A great little reserve near Wellingborough with extensive open water and a sand martin colony. Grebes, lapwings and oystercatchers should be displaying, and terns and warblers back for the summer. Harrold Odell is more manicured but still worth a visit while we're in the area

Time: 10 am

Price: Travel costs

Booking essential

Telephone: 01923 854509

May 2021

Wed
12

Jewels of the Gambia, Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers- Ashley Grove ZOOM talk

Location: Via ZOOM - to request to be added to our mailing list please email watfordrspb@gmail.com
Postcode: WD25 9JL (Google map)

The Gambia is one of the best known and most loved of worldwide Birdwatching destinations. With
close to 600 species of birds, most of which are colourful and approachable.With the tour concentrating on the Kingfishers, Bee-eaters & Rollers, these are well covered, but the magnificent supporting cast of multicoloured
extras, make this a great evenings entertainment.

Time: 8pm

Price: £3.50

Booking essential

Telephone: 01582 792843

Wed
12

In the spotlight- highlights Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust of a year on HMWT Nature Reserves. - Joshua Wells CANCELLED hopefully to be rescheduled Senior Reserves Manager HMWT.

Location: Standborough Centre, Standbourgh Park Church, 609 St Albans Rd Watford
Postcode: WD25 9JL (Google map)

Josh will tell us about some the projects they have undertaken on a select number of reserves recently, picking a couple nearby and a couple further afield.

Time: 8pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 01582 792843

Sun
16

Pulborough Brooks RSPB, West Sussex CANCELLED

Location: Coach departs Watford Central Library

Our last coach trip of the season to this familiar reserve with top notch facilities. A good time of year for nightingales, warblers and hirundines. Owls and other raptors could be hunting, and butterflies and dragonflies should be on the go.

Time: 7.30 am

Price: £25

Booking essential

Telephone: 01923 854509

June 2021

Wed
9

Annual General Meeting Followed by Return of the Peregrine by Keith Betton ZOOM Meeting

Location: Stanborough Centre Stanborough Park Church, 609, St AlbansRd, Watford, ZOOM Talk
Postcode: WD25 9JL (Google map)

The AGM will be followed by Keith Betton's talk - Return of the Peregrine.
To be added to the mailing list for Zoom please contact us via the contact page

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3.50

Booking essential

Telephone: 01582 792843

Sat
19

Thursley Common, Surrey Provisional

Location: Meet at 3pm in Moat Car Park east of road running south from Elstead Grid Ref SU899416
Please check before travelling

Our yearly Saturday outing. An afternoon walk in search of woodlarks, tree pipits, common redstarts and Dartford warblers, followed by pub grub, then nightjars as daylight goes. If the 2020 fire damage on the Common is too great we'll visit an alternative area close by

Time: 3 pm

Price: Travel and supper costs

Booking essential

Telephone: 01923 854509

September 2021

Wed
8

Wildlife on Your Doorstep - Tom Way PROVISIONAL

Location: STanborough Centre, Stanborough Park Church, 609, St Alband Rd, Watford
Postcode: WD25 9JL (Google map)

A talk emphasising all the fantastic wildlife there is to see and photograph on our doorsteps, from Deer to Hedgehogs and from Owls to Foxes. Tom will not only be showing you his wildlife images from our local areas but also describing all the stories behind how he took the images. This talk also branches out to talk about our coastlines and the Northern areas of the UK showing images of the very charismatic Puffins and Red squirrel.

PLEASE check before attending

Time: 8pm

Price: £3.50

Booking essential

Telephone: 01582 792843