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 2020/21 that are still to come.
Indoor Meetings Program 2020/21
Tuesday October 27th 2020 – “Wild Japan” presented by Stuart Elsom’ a Zoom meeting and the First of our Winter Programme.
Tuesday November 24th 2020 – “Far from Land – the Mysterious Life of Seabirds” will be presented by Dr Michael Brooke, a Zoom meeting and the second of our Winter Programme.
Tuesday December 15th 2020 – “Review of the Year” – our annual review of video of birds around the county hosted by Richard Bashford – on Zoom
Tuesday 26th January 2021 – The Amazing Biodiversity of Bolivia by Rich Hoyer. Bolivia is one of the least visited birding destinations in the tropics, and this is perhaps the reason is that Bolivia is still relatively unknown in birding circles. But the country holds magnificent birds, and with a list of 1452 species it is the sixth country with the largest number of birds after Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Indonesia, and Ecuador. Our speaker Rich Hoyer is a professional tour guide who has led hundreds of birding tours across North, Central and South America, and joins us using the power of zoom from his home state of Oregon in the Pacific northwest of USA
Tuesday 23rd February 2021 – Birds by Habitat by Carl Chapman. Birds are linked to their habitat even when they occur out of range. We explore by way of an illustrated presentation (via zoom) the occurrence and spread of some species occurring in the UK and beyond. Carl resides in Norfolk, UK from where he runs Wildlife Tours and Education, a company specialising in the provision of birdwatching breaks for experts and beginners alike. He is the Norfolk Cetacean recorder and Chairman of Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society.
Tuesday 23rd March 2021 –The Land of the Long White Cloud : New Zealand by Mike Read. New Zealand is a wonderful place to visit for a wildlife holiday or to photograph the locations and wildlife, not least for the spectacular albatrosses and other sought-after seabirds. Our speaker for this evening is a freelance nature photographer specialising in birds, flowers, mammals and other wildlife as well as landscapes. He lives on the western edge of the fabulous New Forest National Park in southern England and has a wide range of images of wildlife, traditions and views from this unique area.
Outdoor Meetings 2020
All meetings are suitable for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike.
Need a lift? Contact Kevin Sharpe (07827 440394) if lifts are required or with any queries regarding the outdoor programme
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indoor Venue – currently not in use
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!
Historical Programs for reference
Complete Bird Club Summer Programme 2020 pdf for download