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. 

Bird Club Winter Programme 2019-2020 (link to pdf for download)

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

Outdoor Meetings 2019

FRIDAY 9th AUGUST      

Open Evening at Dunstable STW Nature Reserve. Park and meet in the Birdwatchers car park inside the main gate off Thorn Road (TL003243) at 7.00 pm. (BNHS Joint Meeting)

Leader:  Pete Marshall

SUNDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 

Morning birding around Brogborough former landfill area, and other nearby sites for late summer visitors and possible passage migrants.  Meet in Marston Thrift LN Reserve car park, Wood End near Marston Moretaine, SP972412, at 8.00am.  Finish by 1.00pm. (BNHS Joint Meeting)

Leader:  Steve Blain

SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

Day trip to Frampton Marsh RSPB Reserves, Lincolnshire, for a good variety of species, especially waders at high tide.  Meet in car park off Frampton Roads, Frampton, Boston PE20 1AY at 9.00am.

Leaders:  Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes

SUNDAY 13th OCTOBER

Day trip to Landguard Point and Trimley Marshes, Suffolk for a good variety of passage waders and other wetland birds. Meet in Viewpoint car park, at end of Viewpoint Road, Landguard Point, TM283317 (post code IP11 3TW) at 9.00am.

Leader:  John Tomlin

SUNDAY 17th NOVEMBER

Trip to Welney and Burwell Fen for wildfowl and other wetland species. Meet at WWT Welney Reserve car park, Hundred Foot Bank, Welney, Nr. Wisbech, PE14 9TN (TL547944) at 10.00am. Admission fees apply.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER               

A morning walk around Stewartby Lake. Meet in the car park off Bedford Road in the layby (TL001426) at 9.00am for a 2 – 3 hour walk.

Leader: Peter Marshall

CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR’S EVE

The Great Christmas Bird Hunt.  See Bird Club website for details.

Organiser: Andy Banthorpe

SUNDAY 12th JANUARY 2020

All day visit to East Norfolk for wintering specialities. Meet in Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reserve car park, Low Road, Strumpshaw, Norwich NR13 4HS (TG342006) at 9.00am.

Leaders: Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes

SUNDAY 9th FEBRUARY

A Day Trip to Abberton Reservoir and the Essex Marshes. Meet on the causeway at Layer Breton, Colchester, CO2 0PU (TL950167) at 9.00am. Looking for winter birds.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

SUNDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

Morning walk around RSPB Sandy Lodge Reserve for a variety of birds. Meet in the gatehouse car park, SG19 2DL (TL191486) at 9.30am.

Leader: Sheila Alliez

SUNDAY 22nd MARCH

Trip to the North Norfolk coast, for late wintering and early migrant birds. Meet in the Car Park at Titchwell RSPB, PE31 8BB (TF750438) at 9.00am.

Leader: Kevin Sharpe

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 2019/20

TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

Jonathan Forgham – The Road to Hel. Birding the Polish Baltic Coast.

TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER

Saffron Summerfield – Why birds sing.

TUESDAY 26th NOVEMBER

David Darrel-Lambert – Birdwatching in London. Why our capital city is so good for birds, and how it boasts such an amazing range of habitats.

TUESDAY 17th DECEMBER

Richard Bashford – Review of the Year

TUESDAY 28th JANUARY

TV presenter Mike Dilger provides an insight into the creation of Argentina’s newest national park – Mar Chiquita, which plays host to all three species of South American Flamingo and thousands of migratory waterbirds.

TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY – starting at 7.45pm

Bird Club AGM followed by:

Mark Ward –  A light-hearted look at pan-species listing. Mosses to Mice. Birds to Bryophytes. It’s all there, waiting for us to record it!

TUESDAY 31st MARCH

Dr Michael Brooke – Far from land. The mysterious lives of seabirds.

Historical Programs for reference

Bird Club Summer Programme 2019

Bird Club Winter Programme 2018/19

Bird Club Summer Programme 2018

Bird Club Winter Programme 2017/18