The RSPB is running its popular birding boat trips around Poole Harbour again this winter and we have provisionally booked 15 places for RSPB New Forest Local Group members on the trip on Saturday, 13 February 2016.
“These cruises showcase the harbour, its islands and the wildlife that lives there. It is a unique opportunity to see one of the best winter bird spectacles in the UK and gain exclusive access to the famous Brownsea Island. On the trips, we take in some of the quieter corners of the harbour hopefully getting us close to the wildlife that spends the winter here. The harbour boasts the largest flock of avocet and spoonbill in the UK, large numbers of birds of prey including marsh and hen harrier, peregrine falcon and merlin as well as most of the UK’s diver and grebe species.
The cruises are run in partnership with the National Trust and Dorset Wildlife Trust and all bookings should be made via the National Trust.
Sunday 29th November – 10am – 12.30pm
Sunday 10th January – 10.30am – 1pm
Saturday 13th February – 10.30am – 1pm
Price: Adults £15, Under 17s – £7.50″
Please reserve your place on the trip at the next indoor meeting on 14 October – payment would be appreciated as we need to pay in advance to confirm the places. If oversubscribed, we should have time to book additional places, but they can sell out quickly. If you would like to go on a trip, but are not free on 13 February, you can book through the National Trust at either the telephone number or email address below:
Telephone: 01202 707744