Lincoln Local Group

Events

You do not need to be a member of the RSPB or have any great knowledge of birds to join our events, everyone is welcome. Coach outings and weekend holidays must be booked in advance - please see the 2017 Booking Form or the 2018 Booking Form. Nature reserve facilities are shown as follows: C = Café, H = Hides, NT = Nature Trail, S = Shop, VC = Visitor Centre, WC = Toilets.

Download a printable A4 version of the 2017 programme

Download a printable A4 version of the 2018 programme

Every month

On the first Sunday of every month Birdwatching For All. Free guided walks - everyone welcome. Meet outside the Information Centre in Hartsholme Country Park, Lincoln at 10.30 am. The walks around Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve and Hartsholme Country Park take between one and two hours. Warm clothing and stout footwear are recommended for the winter months. Watch a video of nature through the seasons in the Park and Nature Reserve.

November 2017

Thursday 9
INDOOR MEETING East Midlands through the Seasons by Danny Green. Danny is an award winning nature photographer and was recently chosen by Canon to form part of their Ambassador programme. Sponsored by a Local Group member who wishes to remain anonymous. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 19
COACH TRIP to the Nottingham Wildlife Trust Idle Valley. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £13. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

December 2017

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Potteric Carr Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £18 including admission charge. C, H, NT, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING Designs on Nature by Lincolnshire Pyrography Artist Susan Robey. Also all of the 2018 calendar entries will also be shown. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of Eileen and John White. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

January 2018

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING. Highlands and Islands by Geoff Trinder, nature photographer and Vice-President of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Sponsored by Carol Harvey in memory of her husband Alan Harvey. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Saturday 13 to Monday 15
THREE DAYS in West Sussex visiting WWT Arundel, RSPB Pagham Harbour and RSPB Pulborough Brooks. The cost of £160 in a double or twin room or £200 in a single room includes all coach travel, admission charge to WWT Arundel and two nights half board at the Chichester Park Hotel, Chichester. Cancellation insurance is not included.

Saturday 27 to Monday 29
BIG GARDEN BIRDWATCH The RSPB's nationwide event. See the winter edition of Nature's Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ Tel: 01767 680551.

February 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. Birdwatching in Italy and the work of LIPU by David Lingard. David runs LIPU-UK supporting the work of LIPU, the Italian League for Bird Protection and the BirdLife Partner in Italy. Sponsored by a Group Member who wishes to remain anonymous. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 18
COACH TRIP to RSPB Fairburn Ings Nature Reserve. Redwings and fieldfares will be stripping the last of the berries from the bushes, while on the lakes wildfowl such as goldeneyes, goosanders and smews gather to feed and display. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £17. H, NT, S, VC, WC.

March 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. The Wildlife of the Seychelles by Christopher Hall. Sponsored by London Camera Exchange, Lincoln. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 18
COACH TRIP to RSPB Titchwell Marsh, one of the RSPB's best known nature reserves. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £18.50. H, NT, S, VC, WC.

April 2018

Friday 6 to Sunday 8
RSPB WEEKEND, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham. See the winter edition of Nature's Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ Tel: 01767 680551.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING. Oman: Land of a Thousand Eagles by Chris Ward. Sponsored by Michael Carter Travel. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 15
COACH TRIP to Sherwood Forest. Lesser spotted woodpeckers, marsh tits and redstarts live amongst this ancient oak woodland. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £16. C, NT, S, VC, WC.

May 2018

Thursday 10
INDOOR MEETING. RSPB Frampton Marsh by Chris Andrews. Sponsored by Sleafordian Coaches. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Group’s AGM will be held at 9 pm following the break for refreshments. Free admission from 9 pm for people only attending the AGM.

Sunday 13
COACH TRIP to RSPB Berney Marshes and Breydon Water. We will take a short train journey between Great Yarmouth and Berney Arms Station. Leave Lincoln 7 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £29. Price includes the train fare.

Tuesday 15
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Fiskerton Fen. Meet in the car park at 1 pm. The car park is small so please car share if possible.

Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23
HOLIDAY in KENT visiting NNR Stodmarsh, RSPB Dungernes, Kent Wildlife Trust Sandwich and Pegwell Bay, RSPB Cliff Pools and RSPB Northward Hill. The cost of £260 in a double or twin room or £305 in a single room includes all coach travel and three nights half board at the Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury. Cancellation insurance is not included.

June 2018

Sunday 10
MIKE'S MYSTERY TRIP visiting two sites new to the Group. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. Cost includes admission charge. First site H, NT, VC, WC. No facilities are available at the second site.

Saturday 12
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH in the grounds of Doddington Hall. Meet in Doddington Hall car park at 1 pm. C, NT, S, WC.

July 2018

Sunday 8
COACH TRIP to RSPB Lakenheath Fen. At this time of the year hobbies hunt for dragonflies overhead and marsh harriers can be seen carrying prey to their nests. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £19.50. H, NT, VC, WC.

August 2018

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP to National Trust Wicken Fen, Britain's oldest nature reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £20, which includes the admission charge. H, NT, VC, WC.

Friday 17 to Sunday 19
BIRDFAIR 2018 at Rutland Water. Details from the Events Team at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. T: 01767 680551.

September 2018

Sunday 9
COACH TRIP to Norfolk Wildlife Trust Holme Dunes. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £20. Price includes admission charge. C, NT, VC, WC.

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING. Golden Birding Moments by Jim Almond. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of her husband Peter Warner. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

October 2018

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING. The Farne Islands by Steve Magennis. Sponsored by Streets Chartered Accountants. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 14
COACH TRIP to Filey Brigg and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Filey Dams Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £19. C, WC.

Saturday 20
AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.

Monday 29 to Wednesday 31
THREE DAY to Lancashire's Fylde Coast visiting RSPB Marshside and other birdwatching sites in the area. The cost of £160 in a double or twin room or £180 in a single room includes all coach travel, two nights half board at the Chadwick Hotel, Lytham St Annes and the services of a local guide. Cancellation insurance is not included.

November 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. Falklands Feathers by Brian Anderson. Sponsored by Just Audi VW. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 18
COACH TRIP to Holkham Marsh, Bay and Park. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £20. H, WC.

December 2018

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING The End of the Year Show. Details of this event will be available later in the year. Sponsored by Janette Marshall in memory of her parents Eileen and John White. 7.30 pm in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY. Admission charge for RSPB members and students £3, for members of the public £4, please pay on the door.

Sunday 16
COACH TRIP to Carsington Water, Derbyshire. Star species include buzzard, kingfisher, great crested grebe lapwing and tufted duck.. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. Adults £17. H, VC, WC.

Programme Archive

To view a list of events from previous programmes since the Group's formation in 1974 click on the following link: Programme Archive If you are aware of any events missing from the list please let us know.

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