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BTO Birdwatchers' Forum

Mike Toms, author of the recent New Naturalists book on Owls, will introduce the BTO’s ‘Project Owl’ (see below) followed by talks from local birders on Urban Peregrines (Mike Wallen), Agri-environment Schemes (Richard Broughton), the River Thame (Nick Marriner), and Woodland Birds (Ben Carpenter). Roger Wyatt will share his insights from his superb photographs and the local Odonata recorders will highlight the status of our dragon- and damselflies. Andy Clements, BTO Director, will end this full day with his talk on ‘Zen Birding’ – something to do with Spike Milligan?

The registration fee is £20 including lunch. Programme & registration form here.

Added 20/12/2017

Next Indoor Event

14/03/2018 (Wed)
Our speaker for March is unable to give her talk. A replacement speaker is being arranged. The details will be posted on this site as soon as possible.
To be confirmed

Next Outing

11/03/2018 (Sun)
Field Trip to Farlington Marsh, Hants
Forthcoming Field Trip to Farlington Marshes, Hants on 11th March 2018 
he meeting time for this walk is 10am in the reserve car park. The car park can be found by travelling east on the M27 from near Eastleigh towards Portsmouth.  Just north of Portsmouth the M27 changes into the A27.  At the junction with the A2030 drop down off the A27 on to the roundabout under the A27.  Go around towards the 3rd exit, but just before the 3rd exit you will see a track which exits the roundabout under a height restriction barrier.  Take this track alongside the northern edge of Portsmouth Harbour to the car park.  There are no facilities at Farlington Marshes but a useful service station with toilets, coffee etc is located off the roundabout just mentioned.  Farlington Marshes has a very wild feel, despite the proximity to Portsmouth and the A27.  Huge numbers of Brent Geese should be seen and the reserve also hosts a few Bearded Tit.  Wader numbers can be large and this should be true in March.  Hope to see you there 

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