Events

In case of bad weather, please check with the group leader.

December 2021

Sat
4

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub).
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Thu
9

Christmas social

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

Food, drinks, quizzes and the popular photographic competition in which the most
popular photograph is featured on the cover of the groups next 2023 calendar.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

Sat
11

Moor Green Lakes, Berkshire

Location: Meet in the car park on Lower Sandhurst Rd

Postcode: RG40 3TJ (Google map)

Morning trip.
Wildfowl including goosander, goldeneye, winter thrushes, possible brambling.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
15

Jubilee River, Berkshire

Location: Meet in car park off Lane End Road, close to bridge over the Jubilee River.

Postcode: SL4 6QT (Google map)

Morning trip.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

January 2022

Sat
1

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub).
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Thu
13

Mary Braddock - Lowland Heaths

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

Our local heathlands are internationally important for their specialist wildlife. Mary's knowledge of the heathlands will show us examples of all the animals and plants

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Sun
16

Blashford Lakes, Hampshire

Location: Meet in main car park, east of A338, on north side Ellingham Drove

Postcode: BH24 3PJ (Google map)

All day trip.
HIWWT reserve, Wildfowl including goosander, goldeneye, black-necked grebe, large gull roost with possibility of rarer species plus woodland birds.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
19

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex

Location: Meet in visitor centre.

Postcode: RH20 2EL (Google map)

All day trip.
Thousands of wintering ducks, geese and waders use the flooded brooks, this is the best time to see short-eared owls, barn owls, hen & marsh harriers, peregrine and merlin hunting over the Brooks.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: An entry fee applies for non-RSPB members

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

February 2022

Sat
5

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms, which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road. (Obviously, it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub.)

Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures Country Park and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Thu
10

Marcus Ward - Wild New Forest

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

The New Forest hosts an incredible variety of flora and fauna and is home to rare breeding birds such as the goshawk. Wild New Forest was established in 2016 with the primary aim of supporting wildlife conservation Marcus will explain the status of this ongoing conservation work.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Sat
12

Hook and Warsash, Hampshire

Location: Meet in the Shore Road car park
Postcode: SO31 9FR (Google map)

All day trip.
Wildfowl, waders, raptors, geese, divers and auks possible.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
23

WWT Barnes, London

Location: Meet in the visitor centre.
Postcode: SW13 9WT (Google map)

All day trip.
Excellent hides overlooking pools and marshy areas for wildfowl and waders, jack snipe possible

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Admission charges apply.

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

March 2022

Sat
5

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms, which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub)
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Thu
10

Jonathan Forgham - Birds of the Camargue

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

A talk originally planned for last year to celebrate the groups 40th anniversary.

Jonathan knows the Camargue area well and will explain what to expect and the best times to visit to see the wildlife spectacular.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Sun
13

Greenham Common, Berkshire

Location: Meet at the control tower carpark off Burys Bank Rd.

The car park is a voluntary donation pay and display car park, the donations go to BBOWT.
Postcode: RG19 8DB (Google map)

Morning trip.
Woodlark, Dartford warbler, ringed plover, pipits and possible spring migrants.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
23

Wishmoor Bottom, Surrey/Berks

Location: Park at top of King's Ride, Camberley
Postcode: GU15 4NG (Google map)

All day trip.
Heathland birds.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

April 2022

Sat
2

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms, which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub)
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Sun
10

Titchfield Haven NNR, Hampshire

Location: Parking in nearby public car park or sea front.
Meet visitor centre.

Postcode: PO14 3JT (Google map)

All day trip.
Migrant waders and gulls, terns, possible garganey.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10:00 am

Price: Entry fee

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Thu
14

Colin Wilson - Birds of the Blackwater Valley

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

A walk along our local Blackwater Valley to see the variety of plants and wildlife.
Colin has known this area for many years and will explain the conservation work.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
20

Keyhaven Nature Reserve, Hampshire

Location: Meet by jetty wall.

Postcode: SO41 0TP (Google map)

All day trip.
Spring migrants, raptors and waders.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

May 2022

Sun
1

Dawn Chorus Walk at Dinton Pastures

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.

Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

An early walk for the ever popular birding sing-song.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 5 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Sat
7

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms, which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub)
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9.00am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Thu
12

Roger Beck - Birds of Bulgaria

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

Bulgaria has many areas of unspoilt habitat and records show over 400 bird species seen. Birds can be seen in huge numbers on migration and over wintering.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Sat
14

Thursley Common, Surrey

Location: Meet in the Moat Pond car park.

Postcode: GU8 6LW (Google map)

Morning trip.
Heathland birds, Dartford warbler, hobby and dragonflies.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10am

Price: Free

E-mail: rspbwandb@gmail.com

Wed
18

RSPB Farnham Heath, Surrey

Location: Meet in the car park.
Postcode: GU10 2DL (Google map)

Morning trip.
Heathland birds and Spring migrants

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

June 2022

Sat
4

A Date With Nature - Monthly Saturday morning walk

Location: Meet in the Dinton Pastures main car park in Wokingham.
We have arranged for participants to park for free in the car park of the Wheelwright Arms, which is close to the entrance to Dinton pastures but on the opposite side of the road (it would be appreciated if we give our custom to the pub)
Postcode: RG10 0TH (Google map)

A three and a half hour walk around Dinton Pastures and Lavell's Lake, suitable for everyone of all ages and we usually see/hear between 40 and 50 species of birds. Visits to bird hides are included.
Cafe and toilets by the car park.

Time: 9 am

Price: £2 donation to the RSPB.

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Thu
9

AGM

Location: Finchampstead Memorial Hall
The hall is on the B3348 between Finchampstead and Eversley

Please check the News Section of the Wokingham and Bracknell Local Group for updates on venues and Covid rules.
https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/wokinghamandbracknell/news/

Postcode: RG40 4JU (Google map)

The evening will start with the groups Annual General Meeting, followed by a short talk, to be arranged.

Time: 7:45 for 8pm

Price: Non-Members £4:00 Members £3.00

Telephone: 07785 261421

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Sun
12

RSPB Otmoor, Oxfordshire

Location: Meet at the reserve carpark at the end of Otmoor Lane

Postcode: OX3 9TD (Google map)

Morning trip.
Warblers, hobby, harriers and turtle dove.

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com

Wed
22

Warburg Nature Reserve, Buckinghamshire

Location: Meet in car park.

Postcode: RG9 6BJ (Google map)

Morning trip.
Secluded orchid site in Chiltern Hills

You can get further details on all these events by contacting the following committee members:

Patrick Crowley (Leader) 07963 076940
Alan Moore (Secretary) 01344 775022

Time: 10 am

Price: Free

E-mail: RSPBwandb@gmail.com