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September indoor meeting. The Jewel Hunter

Friday, 21 September 2018

Our new season of talks began on 13 September with a talk from Chris Goodie "The Jewel Hunter". 40 of us gathered to hear the story of trying to see all 32 species of the Pitta species or Jewel Thrushes in a calendar year More...

RSPB Raptor Persecution Map Hub

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

The RSPB has launched its new Raptor Persecution Map Hub, which shows where confirmed cases of illegal persecution of birds of prey have taken place across the British Isles. More...

Wildlife Photographic Competition 2018

Friday, 7 September 2018

We have some exciting news on this year's photographic competition staged at our Christmas Social, Thursday 13th December 2018. More...

The Jewel Hunter - Talk by Chris Gooddie

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Our programme of indoor talks for the new season commences on Thursday 13 September with a talk from Chris Gooddie entitled the Jewel Hunter. More...

Juvenile migration in full swing

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Sarah & Ken White recently organised for the 20-22nd July 2018 a Spurn residential weekend event for the Yorkshire Naturalists Union (YNU) based in the East Riding of Yorkshire. More...

Tawny Owls need your help

Thursday, 9 August 2018

The BTO's core monitoring schemes suggest a recent decline in the tawny owl population, but as these are daytime surveys, the counts do not give a full and picture accurate picture for this species, can you help in monitoring these owls within the Wokingham and Bracknell area? More...

Autumn Newsletter 2018

Saturday, 4 August 2018

It has been an exceptional hot summer so far, which has both benefited and caused problems for many of our breeding birds More...

Wokingham & Bracknell Programme of Events 2018/19

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Download the new programme of events. More...

Somerset Levels revisited

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Avoiding the heat of this record breaking summer I cast my mind back to the pleasanter temperatures of late April, writes Wendy Hayward More...

Expectations high for Gibraltar Point

Thursday, 26 July 2018

This October will be my fourth time of visiting the Lincolnshire area around Gibraltar Point, writes Ian Paine. More...

Introduction to Birdwatching Course 2018

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Our recent Introduction to Birdwatching course again proved popular and 15 enthusiastic participants joined us for the two indoor classroom sessions at St Paul's Parish Rooms and two outdoor walks at Dinton Pastures. More...

Summer Newsletter 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Spring is finally underway so now's the time to get out and about and enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique time of year. More...

Wader Quest - a Talk by Rick and Elis Simpson

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Our indoor meeting for February 2018 was another successful one with 50 people enjoying the story of how, and why, Rick and Elis Simpson started the charity organisation Wader Quest. More...

Wader Quest

Monday, 12 February 2018

Following a trip to the WWT's flagship reserve at Slimbridge, a trip to RSPB Pulborough Brooks and a talk by Rick and Elis Simpson of Wader Quest, many of us have been inspired to see as many British waders as we can in 2018 More...

Spring Newsletter 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018

Although this winter's rain and cold winds seems never ending, the warmth will be with us soon More...

Introduction to Birdwatching

Monday, 5 February 2018

Join us for a short course run by members of Wokingham & Bracknell RSPB Local Group. This course is designed for people who are new to the hobby and want to learn how to get started. More...

Inspired by Nature

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Peter Holden MBE visited us on Thursday 11th January to show us how birds have inspired artistsand composers throughout history. More...

A Herd of Winter Wrens

Saturday, 13 January 2018

While we huddle indoors all cosy and snug this winter, some of our local birds are doing the same thing. More...

RSPB celebrates Bird Art

Monday, 18 December 2017

Peter Holden MBE will be visiting the RSPB Wokingham and Bracknell local group on 11th January 2018 to show us how the world's greatest composers, artists and poets have been 'Inspired by Nature'. More...

Whatever is a Partridge doing in a Pear Tree?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

As Christmas draws near and 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' is sung again and again, it set meto wondering why my true love would send to me a partridge in a pear tree. More...

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Latest trip report

Seeking the Short-eared Owl at Farlington Marshes, Sept. 9th

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Keenly aware of recent sightings of Osprey, Spotted Redshank and Short-eared Owl at Farlington Marshes near Havant, a dozen binoculared souls met early Sunday morning to see whether these birds and any early migrants were present. More...

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