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.

May 2020

Sun
31

Pulborough Brooks RSPB, West Sussex

Location: Coach departs Watford Central Library
Latitude/longitude: 51.660627,-0.403415 (Google map)

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 2020

Wed
10

Annual General Meeting followed by talk by Ian Bennell POSSIBLE CANCELLATION PLEASE CHECK

Location: The Stanborough Centre at Stanborough Park Church, 609, St Albans Rd, Watford


Latitude/longitude: 51.683504,-0.392282 (Google map)

Annual General Meeting followed by a presentation by our own member Ian Bennell who was born and bred in Watford. He started birding when he was just 8 years old and first went to the Watford RSPB group at 15. He was on the Herts Bird Club committee for 3 years, started twitching in 2001 and now has seen over 450 species in the UK and 250 in Hertfordshire. He takes picture of most of the rare birds he sees. May also show us a moth or two!

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 01582 792843

Sat
13

Thursley Common, Surrey

Location: Meet in Moat Car Park east of road running south from Elstead.

Grid Ref SU899416
Latitude/longitude: 51.167032,-0.714876 (Google map)

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

Time: 3 pm

Price: Travel costs

Booking essential

Telephone: 01923 854509

July 2020

Wed
15

Evening Walk and Supper

Location: Shenley Park Further details nearer the time

Our traditional round-off to the season. A local walk, followed by lasagne and salad supper (with veggie alternative).

Time: 7 pm

Price: £9 - to be confirmed

Booking essential

Telephone: 01923 854509

September 2020

Wed
9

Ben's Special Pictures - Ben Andrew

Location: The Stanborough Centre at Stanborough Park Church, 609, St Albans Rd, Watford
Latitude/longitude: 51.683504,-0.392282 (Google map)

Ben Andrew manages the RSPB's photographic library - RSPB Images but is also an award-winning wildlife photographer himself, winning the 2015 BBC Countryfile calendar competition and the "British Seasons" category of the 2017 British Wildlife Photography Awards.

Time: 8 pm

Price: £3.50

Telephone: 01582 792843

Tue
15

North Norfolk Mid-Week Trip

Location: For further details contact Peter Draper

15-17 September Our regular autumn trip. Shared transport birdwatching on the way up, then 2 nights accommodation and 2 days with a local guide

Time: To be arranged with participants

Price: £275

Booking essential

Telephone: 020 8950 2430