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.

December 2018

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

January 2019

Thu
3

Green Birding and Tales from the Biking Birder

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

An illustrated talk by Gary Prescott. Sponsored by E. W. Revett & Son, "The Butchers".
Gary is Known for cycling to every RSPB and WWT nature reserve in the UK - twice! He will talk about his green birding and biking birding experiences both here and in Peru.

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
16

North Warren

Location: Meet at 10.00 am at the Scallop Car Park, Aldeburgh. Grid Ref: TM 467575.
Postcode: IP16 4NR (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sun
27

Mistley Walls

Location: Meet at 10.00 am on the B1352. Grid ref: TM 112320
Postcode: CO11 1AT (Google map)

A 2-3 hour stroll along the estuary wall.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

February 2019

Thu
7

Kittiwakes of the Suffolk Cliffs

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

An illustrated talk by Mike Swindells. Sponsored by Charnwood Milling Co Ltd (Animal & Bird Feedstuffs)

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

Martlesham Creek

Location: Meet at 10.00 am at Martlesham Church Car Park. Grid ref: TM 261469.
Postcode: IP12 4PQ (Google map)

Half-day walk.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
13

Boyton Marsh

Location: Meet at 10.00 am at Banters Barn. Grid ref: TM 387475.
Postcode: IP12 3LR (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

March 2019

Thu
7

Birds of Morocco

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

An illustrated talk by David Walsh. Sponsored by Garnett's Garden Farm Shop, Hacheston.
David Walsh has been birdwatching since his primary school days and is an established member of the Suffolk birding scene. He ran birdwatching clubs at his schools and is proud of having inspired a number of young birders, several of whom have gone on to work in full time conservation for the RSPB or BirdLife International. Since 1996, in addition to teaching he has led birding tour groups abroad; for the last 12 years he has worked for Ornitholidays.

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

Hollesley Bay RSPB Reserve

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in the RSPB Car Park. Grid ref: TM369449.
Postcode: IP12 3JW (Google map)

About a three hour visit.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
20

Levington Marina

Location: Meet in the Car Park at 10.00 am. Grid ref: TM 247382
Postcode: IP10 0LN (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

Sat
23

Quiz Evening at Seckford Golf Club

Location: Seckford Golf Club, Seckford Hall Road, Great Bealings, Woodbridge.
Postcode: IP13 6NT (Google map)

Join us for a fun quiz evening raising funds for the RSPB. The price of £15.00 per person includes the quiz, prizes and a choice of a hot meal. Tables for teams of four may be booked with Simon of Seckford Golf Club on 01394 388000 or with Malcolm Key on 01728 723155.
Please note that food is served promptly at 7.00 pm.

Time: 7.00 pm

Price: £15.00 per person

Booking essential

Telephone: 01394 388000

April 2019

Thu
4

Birding Blakeney Point

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

An illustrated talk by Paul Laurie. Sponsored by Riverside Restaurant and Theatre.
Paul's talk will be on the birds to be found during the year, the history of the Point and some of the geography. He has been birding for 45 years, 20 on Blakeney Point, and has also lived in Scandinavia, France, Switzerland and has seen much of Africa and Canada.

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
14

Day Trip to Fingringhoe Wick

Location: Meet at 9.00 am at Woodbridge Community Hall, returning at approximately 6.00 pm. Cost £12.00 per person. Details and bookings at indoor meetings or by contacting the Group Leader.
Postcode: IP12 4AU (Google map)

An all-day trip by minibus.

Time: 9.00 am

Price: £12.00 per person.

Booking essential

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
17

Languard Point

Location: Meet at 10.00 am in the car park. Grid ref: TM 284319
Postcode: IP11 3TW (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

May 2019

Thu
2

Our Shared Nature

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

An illustrated talk by Andre Farrar. Sponsored by Thompsons Coaches Ltd.
Andre worked for the RSPB for 36 years - starting as a species protection warden in the Forest of Bowland - looking after hen harriers and other upland birds. He then spent 18 years in the North West regional officer in a number of roles both as one the RSPB's first conservation officers and later as Public Affairs Manager. On moving to The Lodge in 2000 he had spells leading the media team, running campaigns and generally coordinating things.

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
5

Guided Walk to RSPB Snape Wetlands

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

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

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07904 996927

Wed
15

East Lane & Environs

Location: Meet in the car park. Grid Ref: TM 357400.
Postcode: IP12 3AP (Google map)

A mid-week walk lasting about 2 hours.

Time: 10.00am

Price: Free

Telephone: 07833 436021

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

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