Unless otherwise specified, you do not need to be a member of the RSPB (or the local group) to join us on our events, and birdwatching experience is not necessary. If you have any questions, please call the contact number shown with the event details.

Details of forthcoming events to be added here as and when they are confirmed.

Cockermouth Show 2022

Saturday 30 July 2022

Visit the RSPB West Cumbria Local Group marquee at Cockermouth Show. Discover what the group can offer you during the 2022/23 Season and how you can become involved. Existing members can renew their membership and we will be happy to meet potential new members.

Cockermouth Show:

RSPB Campfield Marsh Nature Reserve Discovery Day 2022

Sunday 14 August (10:30 – 4:00 pm) 2022

Join RSPB staff and volunteers to discover more about this fantastic wetland and the

wildlife that makes its home here. Exciting activities will be running throughout the day to keep everyone entertained, including pond dipping and bug hunting along with wildlife themed crafts.

Cake stall and other refreshments are also available along with book stall, plant sales, and information on the RSPB and volunteering opportunities too.

Campfield Marsh, Bowness on Solway, CA7 5AG 

RSPB West Cumbria Local Group Coffee Morning 2022

Saturday 27 August (10.00 – noon) 2022

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth

Books, cakes, RSPB gifts, pin badges and cards for sale. Raffle.  Advice given by local experts about birds and wildlife.

Admission £1 includes coffee/tea and biscuits

RSPB West Cumbria Local Group Indoor Meeting 2022

Tuesday 6 September 7.30pm 2022

United Reformed Church, Main Street, Cockermouth

An Osprey in a Shopping Bag.

The guest speaker will be Alasdair McKee, RSPB Local Groups Officer and Volunteer with Cumbria Wildlife Trust at Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve. Alasdair will be talking about how this most charismatic bird of prey has returned from extinction in England in the last twenty years, and also updating on how the regular pair at Foulshaw Moss has fared in 2022. This entertaining talk will introduce you to these remarkable birds and tell the story of a remarkable conservation comeback in Cumbria and beyond.

Raffle and Refreshments

Membership of the group is open to all, whether RSPB members or not, at £4 per year per person, or £5 for a household.

This provides free admission to the indoor meetings.

The charge for non-group members is £2 per meeting for adults, children 50p.