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 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

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.

June 2017

Thursday 1 to Monday 5
HOLIDAY IN DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY visiting Ken-Dee Marshes, Mersehead, Wood of Cree, Mull of Galloway, Campfield Marsh, Caerlaverock. £380 per person for a twin or double room or £440 for a single room, includes coach travel, admission to Caerlaverock and 4 nights half board at the Station Hotel, Dumfries. Cancellation insurance not included.

Saturday 3 & 10 and Sunday 4 & 11
FREE EVENT - A Date With Nature at Lincoln Cathedral. Volunteers will be present on the Tennyson Green at Lincoln Cathedral from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm with telescopes and binoculars to show you the peregrines that have made a home on the main tower of the Cathedral. This year three young birds have hatched so we should have some good views of the birds. Further details can be found on the RSPB national website Please note: this event may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions.

Sunday 11
COACH TRIP to Norfolk Wildlife Trust Hickling Broad, the largest of the Broads, including a two-hour boat trip on the Broad. Leave Lincoln 7.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £32 including admission and boat charges. H, NT, VC, WC.

Saturday 17
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at Mike's local patch. Meet outside the Royal Oak, Scopwick at 2 pm. The area to be visited is 5 minutes' drive from here.

July 2017

Saturday 1, 8, 15,22 & 29 and Sunday 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
FREE EVENT - A Date With Nature at Lincoln Cathedral. Volunteers will be present on the Tennyson Green at Lincoln Cathedral from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm with telescopes and binoculars to show you the peregrines that have made a home on the main tower of the Cathedral. This year three young birds have hatched so we should have some good views of the birds. Further details can be found on the RSPB national website Please note: this event may be cancelled in the event of severe weather conditions.

Sunday 9
COACH TRIP to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Redgrave and Lopham Fen. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £20. C, NT, VC, WC.

Sunday 16
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at RSPB Langford Lowfields. Meet in the reserve car park at 2 pm.

Saturday 22
COACH TRIP from Lincoln to Pensthorpe Natural Park organised by Marshalls of Sutton on Trent Ltd. Please note this is NOT a RSPB coach trip but it may be of interest to birdwatchers and naturalists. Pensthorpe is a well know Norfolk nature reserve adjacent to the river Wensum. Adults £26.50 includes admission to Pensthorpe. Book this trip at Imp Travel, Sincil Street, Lincoln or direct with Marshalls of Sutton on Tren Ltd.

August 2017

Sunday 13
COACH TRIP to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserves at North Cave and Kiplingcotes. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £14. H, VC, WC.

Friday 18 to Sunday 20
BRITISH BIRDWATCHING FAIR at Rutland Water. Details from the Events Team at The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire SG19 2DL. T: 01767 680551.

September 2017

Sunday 10
COACH TRIP to RSPB Saltholme, Teesside. A great place to visit at any time of the year. Leave Lincoln 7.30 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. Adults £23. C, H, VC, WC.

Thursday 14
INDOOR MEETING Trinidad and Tobago - Home of the Hummingbird by Ashley Grove. Please note this is a change to the original programme. Sponsored by Shirley Warner in memory of 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 2017

Saturday 7
AGM AND MEMBERS’ DAY, London. See the winter issue of Nature’s Home magazine or contact RSPB HQ T: 01767 680551.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING The Cairngorms and the Yorkshire Dales by Steve Rowland. Two different habitats each with its own unique variety of wildlife. 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 22
COACH TRIP to Thorp Perrow Arboretum, North Yorkshire for autumn colours and the possibility of a fungus foray. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4.30 pm. Adults £27 including admission charge. C, VC, WC.

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 The End of the Year Show. Details of this event will be available later in the year. 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.

Provisional Programme for 2018. Please note: This is still to be confirmed

January 2018

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING. Highlands and Islands by Geoff Trinder. 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
LONG WEEKEND 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 in the Chichester Park Hotel. Cancellation insurance is not included.

February 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. Birdwatching in Italy and the work of LIPU by David Lingard. 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. Leave Lincoln 8.30 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. H, NT, S, VC, WC.

March 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. The Wildlife of the Seychelles by Christopher Hall. 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 Nature Reserve. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. H, NT, S, VC, WC.

April 2018

Friday 6 to Sunday 8
RSPB WEEKEND, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham.

Thursday 12
INDOOR MEETING. Oman: Land of a Thousand Eagles by Chris Ward. 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. Leave Lincoln 9 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. C, S, VC, WC.

May 2018

Thursday 10
INDOOR MEETING. RSPB Frampton Marsh by Chris Andrews. 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. Leave Lincoln 7 am. Leave reserve 5 pm.

Tuesday 15
AFTERNOON BIRDWATCH at Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Fiskerton Fen. Meet in the car park at 1 pm. Please car share if possible as the car park is very small.

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 in the Abbots Barton Hotel, Canterbury. Cancellation insurance is not included.

June 2018

Sunday 10
MIKE'S MYSTERY TRIP. A coach trip to two new sites. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. H, NT, VC.

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

July 2018

Sunday 8
COACH TRIP to RSPB Lakenheath Fen Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. H, NT, VC, WC.

August 2018

Sunday 12
COACH TRIP to Britain's oldest nature reserve, National Trust Wicken Fen Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm. H, NT, VC, WC.

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

September 2018

Times and Date TBA
COACH TRIP to RSPB Freiston Shore and Wash Criuise. H, NT, VC.

Thursday 13
INDOOR MEETING. Golden Birding Moments by Jim Almond. 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

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

Thursday 11
INDOOR MEETING. The Farne Islands by Steve Magennis. 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 Date TBA
COACH TRIP to Filey. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 5 pm.

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

November 2018

Thursday 8
INDOOR MEETING. Falkland Feathers by Brian Anderson. 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. 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. 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. Leave Lincoln 8 am. Leave reserve 4 pm. C, H, S, 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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