Field MeetingsAll members and non members are welcome to join us on any of the field trips below. Participation is free. A good chance for experienced birders to meet other enthusiasts or visit new sites and for beginners to benefit from expert guidance. For more information on our outdoor meeting programme contact Ray O’Reilly 07831 362502 [email protected]
2018 Field Meeting Programme
Depending on recent sightings, weather, wind direction and tide, I decide on venue two days prior to the outing. Participants can stay as long as they would like. Field Trips are always a full day.
Bring adequate clothing, boots and at times wellies. On rare occasions sun hats and sun cream. Packed lunch, flask and water are essential, as we do not stop at shops or cafes.
We will stop at available toilets when possible. We cater for both beginners and experts and have a policy of understanding what species a bird is and why. We often look at birds’ present and previous distribution. We explore erstwhile names and who birds are named after.
We enjoy ALL other wildlife including plant life and take our time at sites, not rushing around. As an item of fun we keep a daily bird list record high of 98, lowest 62.
Indoor meetings and talks Indoor meetings are held at Grove Green Community Centre, Grovewood Drive Maidstone. ME14 5BT Map. Meetings start at 7.45pm. £2.00 entrance. Non-members welcome. Given poor attendences in recent meetings, the programme is currently on hold and is being reviewed. It is planned to replace Indoor meetings during 2017 with a single one day event in November. Deatails to follow.