Events

We will be observing any restrictions in line with Covid guidance and RSPB advice.  For more information, please refer to the Walks page or Indoor Meetings page.

We are a very dynamic and active local group. We organise a variety of events each year.

Walks

We organise around 50 walks throughout the year. These are usuallly held on Thursdays or at the week-end. Non-members are welcome to try them out.

Feb
6
Sun
Hayling Island Oysterbeds @ Hayling Island Oysterbeds
Feb 6 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
S: SU 717029 Post Code: PO9 1RD (Ship Inn) Duration: Full day walk. Leader: Simon Directions: Turn off A27 onto Langstone Road and left into Ship Inn car park just before Langstone Bridge, for initial stop and toilets. Then drive over the bridge and turn right after 300 yards by the second petrol station signed Nature Reserve (brown sign) to small car park near oysterbeds. Habitat: Firm paths at both sites, but can be muddy if wet. Attractions: Winter wader flocks at high tide roost, sea ducks, grebes, geese and gulls. Amenities: No facilities at Oysterbeds but there are public toilets on the road outside the Ship Inn (see above). Please bring appropriate clothing and footwear for conditions on the day which can be subject to change at any time. You will be expected to use the walk in such a way as not to place yourselves or others at risk and to follow all requirements set by the walk leader.

Talks

We generally meet twice a month (Sept.-May) on the first Thursday at 2pm or the fourth Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Jan
26
Wed
Adventure in Morocco @ Online via Zoom
Jan 26 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker: Colin Wilson

Colin Wilson will take us on an adventure in Morocco, to see the birds and also some of the other sights of this fascinating country.

Other

We also arrange various other events throughout the year.

Coach trips

Coaches leave from the large Car Park in Guildford Park Road, Guildford GU2 7NL. The entrance is down the unnamed turning next to Guildford Park Church. There is a parking fee on Saturdays.

In severe weather, a trip may be cancelled. Check with Trish Watts.

Non-members can book for coach trips but will have to pay an extra £10. This includes membership of our Local Group until the end of the year. 

A few seats are available free of charge for accompanied young people (age 12-18). Contact Trish Watts to book a free seat.

Fundraising events

Each year our group raises large sums for the RSPB. These range from stalls at local events, jumble sales, plant sale and more.

Social events

We arrange several social events each year. This is a way for people to get to know each other better and are usually only open to members of our local group.

Holidays

Two holiday trips are organised each year.  Usually we have one longer one in the spring and a shorter one in the autumn.  Participation in holiday trips is restricted to our members.

Special events

We sometimes arrange bird ID sessions and other special events. See individual event for details.

External events

When possible we will include events at local RSPB reserves