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 Summer Programme 2019 (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

SUNDAY 5th MAY 2019

Dawn Chorus at Priory Country Park.  A joint Meeting with The Bedford RSPB Group. Meet at 5.00am in Priory Car Park.

Leader:  Peter Marshall 

SUNDAY 12th MAY 2019

RSPB Dearne Valley, South Yorkshire, for passage migrant and local Breeding Birds.  Meet in the car park at Old Moor, Old Moor Lane, Wombwell, Bolton upon Dearne, Barnsley S73 0YF (SE422022 at 9.00am.

Leaders:  Carolyn & Malcolm Hawkes

SUNDAY 9th JUNE 

A day trip to the Attenborough Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, for summer and local      breeding birds. Meet in the Car Park at 52 Barton Ln, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DY for a 9.00am start. (There is a charge for Parking of £3.00)

Leader:  Kevin Sharpe

WEDNESDAY 12th 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:  Stefan Baltruschat and Sue Raven

SUNDAY 14th JULY

Day Trip to the Great Fen, Cambridgeshire for local breeding birds, dragonflies and butterflies. Meet in the car park at the end of Chapel Rd, Ramsey, Huntingdon, PE26 2RS at 9.00am.

Leader:  Pete Marshall

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

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

To be announced – dates this year will be

September 24th

October 29th

November 26th

December 17th

Historical Programs for reference

Bird Club Winter Programme 2018/19

Bird Club Winter Programme 2017/18