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.

August 2019

Sat
10

Havergate Adventure - 10th to 12th August

Location: Boats from Orford Quay. Grid ref: TM 425495.
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

Trips to the RSPB reserve, Havergate Island. Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 9.30 am until 1.30 pm. Two hours guided walk on the Island where binoculars are available on free loan and refreshments may be purchased. The whole trip takes approximately two hours forty minutes. Booking from 1st July from the RSPB website. Boats are limited to twelve persons so booking is essential.

Time: 9.30 am onwards

Price: Adults £15.00 per person. Under 16 £5.00 per person.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
10

Havergate Adventure

Location: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will depart at Orford Quay and bring you to Havergate Island. Please ensure you arrive at Orford in good time and leave your car at the pay and display car park situated close to the quay. Bicycle racks can be found in the car park.
Latitude/longitude: 52.09063,1.53863 (Google map)

Join us on one of Havergates most popular trips – The Havergate Adventure.

For just 3 days in August the RSPB's annual Havergate Adventure organised and guided by The RSPB Woodbridge Local Group will take place. We want to introduce you to birds and other wildlife that is found on Havergates wild lagoons whatever your age or experience. Homemade refreshments will be available to purchase and binoculars available to borrow on free loan so you do not miss out on anything. 

Boats leave Orford Quay every hour from 09.30 to 13.30. Trips last approx. 2 hours 40 minutes and include a 2 hour guided tour of part of the island.

Refreshments and toilet facilities are available on the island and binoculars are also available on free loan.

Places on these trips are strictly limited because of the small capacity of the RSPB boat, so please book early. Places are strictly limited to 12 persons per boat so you are strongly advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

We recommend stout footwear, warm clothing, wet weather clothing and sun protection at all times of year.

You need to have a reasonable level of fitness for this trip because it requires getting on and off the boat and a lot of walking on uneven and sometimes muddy ground on the island.

In adverse weather conditions, the trip may be cancelled at short notice at the warden's discretion; in this case, you will get a full refund of your booking fee.

To book click here

Time: The RSPB boat 'October Storm' will leave from Orford Quay hourly from 9.30am to 1.30pm.

Price: £15 for adults; £5 for under 16s. However, the boat can only carry a maximum of 12 passengers and demand is likely to be high, so early booking is strongly recommended.

Booking essential

Telephone: 01728 648301

E-mail: minsmere@rspb.org.uk

September 2019

Wed
11

Hazelwood SWT Reserve

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in the car park off the A1094 Aldeburgh Road. Grid ref: TM442582
Postcode: IP17 1PG (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

October 2019

Thu
3

Looking Through a Wildlife Photographer's Viewfinder

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Roger Hance.
Roger has been a natural history photographer for over 20 years photographing birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, wild flowers.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
9

Waldringfield

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in the Maybush Car Park. Grid ref: TM 285445. Pay & Display but refunded if purchase made in the Maybush.
Postcode: IP12 4QZ (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
13

Day Trip to NT Orford Ness

Location: Meet at Orford Quay. Grid ref: TM 425495.
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

Group trip to the National Trust Orford Ness Reserve. Limited to 24 people. Bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch. NB. Car park charges at Orford. Details and bookings at indoor meetings.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: NT members £8.50 per person and non NT members £11.50 per person.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
26

Make a Difference Day

Location: The location and full details will be available at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.

Our annual major work party. Stout footwear and gloves advisable. Loppers and saws will be useful although tools will be provided. Meet at 9.00 am and finish about 3.00 pm but any help between these times will be welcome.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: N/A

Telephone: 07904 996927

November 2019

Thu
7

Israel

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Colin Kirtland. Sponsored by Ufford Park, Golf & Spa.
Although only a small country, Israel has a wide range of habitats from snow-covered mountains, wetlands and a varied coastline to arid deserts, all of which have their special birds. It also lies on the eastern Mediterranean flyway, used by thousands of birds in spring and autumn, particularly raptors, storks, pelicans and other large species which prefer to migrate overland using the thermals. This talk covers the whole country from north to south and attempts to show some of this variety. In addition there are references to sites of historical and Biblical significance.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
10

Day Trip to SWT Lackford Lakes

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

Day trip by minibus. Meet at 9.00 am returning at approximately 6.00 pm. Details and bookings at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: £15.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
13

Ramsholt

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in the public car park. Grid ref: TM 309415.
Postcode: IP12 3AB (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

December 2019

Thu
5

India

Location: Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An illustrated talk by Bill Coster. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co Ltd.
Bill is a widely travelled professional wildlife photographer and author of two books on wildlife photography.
The world famous Keoladeo bird sanctuary is the focus of this show. It is also known simply as Bharatpur and is a vast wetland that contains many thousands of birds, both breeding and on migration. Apart from the birds we also sample village life which hasn't fundamentally changed for decades.

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Group Members: Adults £3.00 Under 16 Free. Non-Members: Adults £4.00 Under 16 £1.50

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
11

Woodbridge to Kyson Point

Location: Meet at 10.00 am at the rear of Woodbridge Community Hall, Station Road, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
15

Christmas at Minsmere

Location: RSPB Minsmere Reserve Visitors Centre. Grid ref: TM 471672.
Postcode: IP17 3DJ (Google map)

Meet at 10.00 am at RSPB Minsmere Reserve Visitors Centre for a stroll of one to two hours, a chance to shop and optional refreshments.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927