Events announced for January 2024

RSPB Kernow are out of the 2024 starting blocks quickly with a varied events calendar

First up is the Tamar Lakes walk, tucked up right against Cornwall’s north-eastern border. Sharyn will take us on a tour of one her local spots, passing around both Upper and Lower Tamar Lakes and stopping off at the hides and four feeding stations along the way. Footpaths at both lakes are fairly level but can get muddy so bring your wellies/walking boots. The Tamar Lakes park run event is also on at 9am so a forewarning that the car park may be busy.

When: 13th January. 10am @ Lower Tamar Lake Car Park EX22 7LB

Target birds include Willow Tit, Goosander, Jack Snipe and Water Rail. There have also been some rare Lesser Scaup from North America sighted, so we may see them if they extend their holiday for another week.

Then our first talk of the year from RSPB’s very own Paul St Pierre, Conservation officer for RSPB Cornwall. Paul will talk us through the troubling results of the latest Scilly Isles Seabird Survey and what can be done to improve the situation. Also features a short film produced by the Isles of Scillies seabird recovery project.

When: 23rd January, 7.30pm @ All Saints Community Church Hall, Cambourne

Note that there is limited off-street parking, so why not liftshare where possible (adequate on-street parking available).

And then an event for the citizen scientists out there. Join the RSPB in the world’s largest wildlife survey, spending an hour tracking the birds visiting your garden or local patch. If you don’t have a suitable garden, why not visit your local park as our Group Leader Ali did in Falmouth. Visit the website to sign up and get your free guide: https://www.rspb.org.uk/whats-happening/big-garden-birdwatch

When: Any hour on the 26th-28th January

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