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.

Sep
26
Sun
Titchfield Haven NNR @ Titchfield Haven NNR
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
OS: SU 535023 Post Code: PO14 3JT Duration: All day walk. Leader: Brian Directions: From M27, take A27 Fareham turn-off. Follow A27 beyond Fareham then left to Stubbington and Hill Head. Turn right at petrol station to Hill Head. Meet in car park by Yacht Club. Extra parking on sea front. Entrance fee payable and parking charges at both Yacht Club and sea front have recently been introduced. (Alternative route via M27 Exit 9 for Fareham West, Posbrook Land and Meon Shore.) Habitat: Tour of 7 hides either side of the river along well maintained paths. Brief seawatch. Attractions: Breeding bearded tits and avocets. Good site for views of water rail, kingfisher and for summer dragonflies. Amenities: Toilets and café available at the Visitors Centre. 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.

Sep
22
Wed
The women who saved the birds @ Online via Zoom
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm

Speaker: Tessa Boase

Tessa Boase will tell the story of the RSPB’s birth, based on her books, Mrs. Pankhurst’s Purple Feather (2018) and Etta Lemon: The Woman Who Saved the Birds (2021).

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