Join us at one of our events

We hold monthly indoor meetings between September and April (except December) usually on the fourth Thursday of the month. The venue is The Quiet Space in Poundbury, DT1 3SE, where there is a car park on site. Doors open at 7.15pm  for a 7.30pm start. A modest entrance fee is charged to cover costs of speakers and the hall (Currently £3.00 for members and £4.00 for visitors).

Outdoor field trips are planned from September and June each year. Members are encouraged to car-share where possible, although public transport may be used for some local trips. Do not worry if you are new to birdwatching as there is always an experienced leader for the field trips and plenty of people who love to share their knowledge! It is a fantastic way to learn about birds.

Field trips start at the advertised time and are all day unless otherwise stated. Please bring food and drink if you require refreshment and make sure to wear/bring suitable clothing and footwear. Sorry, no dogs please.
In the event of adverse weather conditions please check before setting out that the meeting is going ahead, to avoid unnecessary travel. We aim to advise cancellations on this web site.

Contact for field trips only – Malcolm Dowty on 01308 423151

Our upcoming events

Featured are the next indoor meeting and field trip in our 2023/24 programme of events.

The venue for indoor meetings is –
The Quiet Space in Poundbury, DT1 3SE
TIME: From 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Doors Open at 7.15pm


Field Trip to Portland Bill

Event date: 20 March 2024

A talk by Peter Holden

Event date: 22 February 2024


Join our group

Why don’t you join us? The annual membership fee of the South Dorset local group is only £5 for a single person, and £3 for each additional  member at the same address. The membership  year starts on 1st September.

As a group member, you will receive copies of our half-yearly newsletter, and you will also benefit from reduced admission at out indoor meetings. There are opportunities to help with local fund raising events that we run, plus join in all the fun at our Christmas Party!

To join the group, please download our membership form and return it to the membership secretary with your payment. Payment can also be made by bank transfer. The form can be posted or you can bring along to an indoor meeting. (The form can also be used to renew your membership).

Note that this membership only covers the South Dorset local group; to join the RSPB, please visit the main RSPB website.