Dawn Discovery Boat Trips

The charity, ‘Birds of Poole Harbour’, has informed us of a new and exciting boat tour they’re offering this spring. On 30 April and 13 May 2017 they will be hosting two new ‘Dawn Discovery Boat Tours’ up the Wareham Channel towards Swineham. The trip will be focusing on the wonderful setting and scenery that the western shores of Poole Harbour has to offer, whilst looking and listening out for newly arrived spring migrants at this normally non-accessible part of the harbour. On board, expert guides will be discussing and introducing passengers to this secretive area, whilst providing them with information to enable them to watch and monitor the Wareham Channel in the future.

Spaces are limited to 40 people per trip so to avoid disappointment book early.

For full information and to visit: BIRDS OF POOLE HARBOUR

Cancellation of field trips

We don’t know who is going to turn up on a field trip until we meet at the start and this year attendance has been between 4 and 27 people.  How then can we let people know if a trip is cancelled?  We do not want to email all 150 members of the group with information that is only of interest to a minority, otherwise we turn into Spammers – but at times weather forecasts are unpromising.  Just because there’s a bit of rain doesn’t mean the trip is cancelled; but with storm Doris, or whoever, forecast to hit during an outing, we may wish for discretion rather than valour.  At the moment, the walk leader has to turn up to an event regardless of conditions, just in case someone arrives.  This is neither fair nor safe.

If we reluctantly take the decision to cancel a field trip, we will post the information on this website hopefully by 6.00 pm the previous evening.  So, if there is any doubt in your mind about whether a trip is going to take place, check for a post on this site.  No post by early evening the previous day means that the walk will take place as scheduled.

If you are not a member of the RSPB New Forest Local Group, you are very welcome to join us on any of our scheduled field trips.  There is no formal charge for this, but a voluntary donation would be most welcome.

Learn Bird Song

On 13 May 2017, the RSPB New Forest Local Group will be joining with Nigel Matthews’ Learn Bird Song Group on a visit to Acres Down.  Places for local group members are limited, so it is essential to book a place on this trip, which will cost £10 per person.  To learn more about Nigel’s courses, please visit the Learn Bird Songs website.

If you wish to book a place, please see Tony at an indoor meeting or field trip, or use the Contact Us form on this website.  Please note, this offer is only open to New Forest Local Group members.