Outings for April to June 2024

Our outings for April to June are given below. Please note that two of them (to Thursley and Dungeness) have been switched round from their previously announced dates.

We look carefully at weather forecasts and potential conditions for travel nearer the time and there may be some late changes, so please keep an eye on this website. More information about each outing, including how to get there (if not obvious) will be posted just before each outing. If you have already signed up to receive emails specifically about our outings, please also keep an eye on your email inbox. For those of you who are interested in our outings, but haven’t signed up to receive emails about them, please contact John Birkett (johnbirkett@hotmail.co.uk) to do so; you will then receive notifications and details about forthcoming outings and also copies of reports from outings that have already taken place.

April 2024

  • Tues 9th April – Pagham & Medmerry (both RSPB), meeting by the visitor centre at Sidlesham at 10am. Parking fees apply for non-RSPB members.
  • Sat 13th April – Dungeness, meeting at 10am. Entry fee at the reserve for non-RSPB members. Note that this is a change of venue for the date.
  • Sat 27th April – Fingringhoe & Abberton, meeting Fingringhoe visitor centre at 10am. Both reserves are run by EWT and there are entry fees at both for non members

May 2024

  • !!!Sun 12th May – Weeting Heath (NWT) & Lakenheath (RSPB), meeting Weeting visitor centre at 10am. There are entry fees for non-NWT members at Weeting and non-RSPB members at Lakenheath. Please note the change of day for this outing – it was originally scheduled for the Saturday (11th), but had to be moved!!!
  • Tues 14th May – Pulborough (RSPB), meeting by visitor centre at 10am. Parking and entrance fees for non-RSPB members.
  • Sat 25th May – Thursley, meeting in the Moat car park at 9am. Note that this is a change of venue for the date.

June 2024

  • Sat 8th June – Stodmarsh, meeting in car park at 9.30am.
  • Weds 12th June – Tice’s Meadow & Farnham (RSPB), meeting Tice’s Meadow at 10am. There is an option to stay on for Nightjars.
  • Sat 22nd June – Weir Wood and Ashdown Forest, meeting in the car park at Weir Wood at 2pm. This is likely to be an afternoon and evening meeting, staying on for Nightjars.

We hope to see you on these outings, but please do get in contact beforehand to let us know you intend to come and know who to expect on the day.

Please only come on outings within your capabilities, so as not to overstress yourself or hold up the group as a whole. While we are aware that some of the outings can be strenuous and that we will be on the go for a long time, there may be some seemingly easier venues where circumstances involve more effort than anticipated.