Programme of Events

The Bird Club organises a series of outdoor meetings and events throughout the year, and indoor meetings from September to March.

Scroll down to see full details of the planned Indoor Meetings and Outdoor meetings for 2018 that are still to come. 

Full program for the entire winter season (including events that have passed)can also be downloaded using the pdf: Bird Club Winter Programme 2017/18 covering all meetings for the period from October 2017 to April 2018

Program for Summer season 2018 has now been published and can be downloaded as pdf: Bird Club Summer Programme 2018

Need a lift? Contact Kevin Sharpe (07827 440394) if lifts are required or with any queries regarding the outdoor programme

Outdoor Meetings 2018

SUNDAY 22nd APRIL

Morning walk over Pegsdon Hills for spring migrants.  Park and meet in car park of Live and Let Live Inn, Pegsdon, (TL121303), at 8.00am.  Finish around 11.00am.

Leader:  Jon Palmer

SUNDAY 29th APRIL

Early morning birding around Broom Gravel Pits for spring migrants.  Park and meet at end of Kings Road, off High Street, Broom, (TL172433), at 7.00am.  Finish by 12.00 noon.

Leader:  Stefan Baltruschat

SUNDAY 13th MAY

Minsmere RSPB, Suffolk, for summer marsh and reedbed breeding birds.  Meet in reserve car park, (TM472672), at 9.00am.

Leader:  Pete Marshall

SUNDAY 10th JUNE

Day trip to Wyre Forest, Worcestershire for summer breeding woodland birds. Meet in car park on Dry Mill Lane, Bewdley, DY12 2LT, (SO772763), at 9.00am.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

WEDNESDAY 13th JUNE

A joint meeting with the BNHS. An evening walk around Sandy Smith NR, Clophill, looking for resident birds and other wildlife. Park and meet at the entrance gate to the reserve, (TL110387), at 7.00pm, finish by 9.30pm.

Leaders: Peter Smith, Stefan Baltruschat and Sue Raven

SUNDAY 8th JULY

Day trip to RSPB Strumpshaw Fen Reserve, Norfolk, for speciality breeding birds and dragonflies plus an excellent chance of swallowtail butterfly. Meet in reserve car park at Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich, NR13 4HS, (TG342068), at 09.00am.

Leader: Peter Marshall

SUNDAY 22nd JULY

A joint meeting with the BNHS. Morning birding and looking for some interesting butterflies in Chicksands Wood. Park and meet at entrance to wood, at Standalone Warren, MK45 3QQ, (TL106411) at 9.30am. Finish around 1.00pm.

Leaders: Kevin Sharpe for birds and Peter Glenister, Joint County Butterfly Recorder

FRIDAY 10th AUGUST

Evening visit to Dunstable Sewage Treatment Works for a variety of wetland species. Meet in Birdwatchers’ car park, off Thorn Road, (TL004242) at 7.00pm.

Leader: Peter Marshall

SUNDAY 9th SEPTEMBER

North Norfolk Coast, for passage migrant birds. Meet in the Car Park at Titchwell RSPB, PE31 8BB, (TF750438) at 9.00am.

Leaders: Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes

SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER

Isle of Thanet Area and Oare Marshes, Kent, for passage migrants and local specialised birds. Meet in Car Park on Palm Bay Road, Margate, CT9 3PP, (TR379712), at 9.00am.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

All meetings are suitable for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike.

All meetings are suitable for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike.

Dunstable Sewage Treatment Works will be open to all members on the first Sunday of each month between 8.00 am and noon except for November to February inclusive when it will open at 9.00 am.
Park in Birdwatchers’ car park inside the main gate off Thorn Road TL003243.
To contact the Leader of the Warden Team, Mike Jones, call 01525 874525

East Hyde Wader Scrape To contact the Honorary Warden, Allan Cutts, call 01582 412135 or email allan@cutts6.freeserve.co.uk.

Indoor Venue

All indoor meetings are held in Maulden Village Hall at the junction of Ampthill and Flitwick Road, Maulden MK45 2DN (TL 049381), commencing at 8.00pm sharp (except the AGM which starts at 7.45pm). Doors open 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available.

Visitors and non-members are always welcome!

Indoor Meetings Program 2018/19

Coming soon…

Historical Programs for reference

Bird Club Winter Programme 2017/18