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.

March 2018

Thu
1

Recovering the UK's Most Threatened Birds

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

Illustrated talk by Gwyn Williams. Sponsored by Garnett's Garden Farm Shop, Hacheston.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
11

Carlton & Oulton Marshes Reserves

Location: Meet in Woodbridge Community Hall Car Park at 9.00 am returning at approx. 6.00 pm.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An all day visit. Using members own cars.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: N/A

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
14

Hollesley Bay RSPB Reserve

Location: Meet in the RSPB Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 370448.
Postcode: IP12 3JW (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

April 2018

Thu
5

Black-tailed Godwits Migration

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

Illustrated talk by Prof. Jennifer Gill. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co. Ltd.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
11

Aldringham Walks

Location: Meet in Car Park off B1353 Aldringham to Thorpeness Road. Grid Ref: TM 455607
Postcode: IP16 4QU (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
22

Hollesley Bay RSPB Reserve

Location: Meet in the RSPB Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 370448.
Postcode: IP12 3JW (Google map)

Half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

May 2018

Thu
3

Birds in a Cage

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

Illustrated talk by Derek Niemann. Sponsored by Thompson's Coaches Ltd.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
6

Guided Walk to RSPB Snape Wetlands

Location: Meet at Abbey Farm, Snape. Grid Ref: TM 387580.
Postcode: IP17 1RQ (Google map)

A guided walk by RSPB Warden David Fairhurst around the RSPB's latest reserve.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Thu
17

Newbourne Springs

Location: Meet in Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 275433.
Postcode: IP12 4NY (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

July 2018

Sun
8

Poker Wood - Bird ringing and moth identification

Location: Meet at Poker Wood off the A1120. Grid Ref: TM 185608. Moth identification followed by bird ringing demonstration and a walk around the wood. Cost £5.00 for refreshments. Bookings and further details at indoor meetings.
Postcode: IP14 6LH (Google map)

Moth identification followed by bird ringing demonstration and a walk around the wood.

Time: 9.30 am

Price: £5.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

August 2018

Sat
18

Havergate Adventure

Location: Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay. Gid Ref: TM 425495. Boats hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Refreshments available on the Island and binoculars on free loan. The boat trip takes approximately 20 minutes and this is followed by a conducted tour of some of the hides lasting about two hours. The whole trip therefore takes about two hours forty minutes.
Booking is advisable as each boat is restricted to twelve persons. Bookings can be made from 1st July via Minsmere RSPB Reserve Tel: 01728 648281.

Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay.

Time: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Price: Adults £15.00 Under 16's £3.00

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
19

Havergate Adventure

Location: Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay. Gid Ref: TM 425495. Boats hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Refreshments available on the Island and binoculars on free loan. The boat trip takes approximately 20 minutes and this is followed by a conducted tour of some of the hides lasting about two hours. The whole trip therefore takes about two hours forty minutes.
Booking is advisable as each boat is restricted to twelve persons. Bookings can be made from 1st July via Minsmere RSPB Reserve Tel: 01728 648281.

Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay.

Time: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Price: Adults £15.00 Under 16's £3.00

Telephone: 07904 996927

Mon
20

Havergate Adventure

Location: Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay. Gid Ref: TM 425495. Boats hourly from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm. Refreshments available on the Island and binoculars on free loan. The boat trip takes approximately 20 minutes and this is followed by a conducted tour of some of the hides lasting about two hours. The whole trip therefore takes about two hours forty minutes.
Booking is advisable as each boat is restricted to twelve persons. Bookings can be made from 1st July via Minsmere RSPB Reserve Tel: 01728 648281.

Trips to Havergate Island from Orford Quay.

Time: 9.30 am to 1.30 pm

Price: Adults £15.00 Under 16's £3.00

Telephone: 07904 996927

September 2018

Wed
12

Boyton

Location: Meet at Banters Barn, Boyton. Grid Ref: TM 387475
Postcode: IP12 3LR (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

October 2018

Thu
4

An Introduction to New Zealand and Peru for Birders

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

Illustrated talk by Roy Laverick. Sponsored by Riverside Restaurant and Theatre.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
10

Waldringfield

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

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
14

Day Trip to Havergate Island

Location: Group trip to the Havergate Reserve limited to 11 people. Meet on Orford Quay at 10.00 am returning at approximately 3.20 pm. Bring suitable clothing and a packed lunch.
Orford Quay Grid Ref: TM 425495
Postcode: IP12 2NU (Google map)

Group trip to the Havergate Reserve limited to 11 people.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: £15.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
27

Make a Difference Day

Location: Our annual sponsored work party. Meet at 9.00 am. Stout footware and gloves advisable. Loppers and saws will be useful. Finish around 3.00 pm or earlier if you wish. Location and full details available at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.

Our annual sponsored work party.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: N/A

Telephone: 07904 996927

November 2018

Thu
1

Jewels of the Gambia

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

Illustrated talk by Ashley Grove. Sponsored by E. W. Revett & Son, "The Butchers".

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sat
10

Orwell Country Park and Foreshore

Location: Meet at the Orwell Country Park Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 187407.
Postcode: IP10 0NZ (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
21

Ramsholt

Location: Meet in Ramsholt Public Car Park. Grid Ref: TM 309415
Postcode: IP12 3AB (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

December 2018

Thu
6

Red Kites - Back from the Brink

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

Illustrated talk by Jeff Knott. Preceded by Group Annual General Meeting. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co. Ltd.

Time: 7.30 pm

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

Telephone: 07904 996927

Sun
16

Boyton Area for Wintering Birds

Location: Meet at Banters Barn, Boyton. Grid Ref: TM 386474
Postcode: IP12 3LR (Google map)

A half-day walk.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
19

Hazelwood Marshes

Location: Meet in the Car Park on A1094 Aldeburgh road. Grid Ref: TM 442582.
Please note weelingtons advised as tide may be high.
Postcode: IP17 1PG (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00 am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021