2016-2017 Programme

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

NIGHTJAR EVENING MEETING 6 JULY

Our evening meeting hoping to hear and see Nightjars will be on Thursday 6th July, 20:45 (note late time).  As usual, we should meet in the main car park of Kingswood at Challock.
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 Please note, as the evenings are light and the Nightjars generally don't appear until it's nearly dark, we will leave the CP area at 21.00hrs (9pm) and may not be back until c10.30pm.

Please bring stout shoes, be prepared for it to be cool and breezy, and bring a torch and insect repellent. Please let me know if you are planning to come.  andrew_lapworth@hotmail.com

Andrew    

Friday, 14 April 2017

SPRING BIRDSONG: DAWN CHORUS FIELD MEETING FRIDAY 28TH APRIL, 05.00hrs


Set your alarms early.......This year we have a field meeting to listen to the Dawn Chorus. It's on Friday April 28th, meeting at Faggs Wood Car Park at 5am and lasting until until c.7.30 - 8am. It can be chilly first thing, so bring warm clothing, a hot drink and snack if required. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

OUR NEXT MEETING ON WEDNESDAY 12TH APRIL 2017

Our next indoor meeting will include ABWC member Jenny Fairhall giving an illustrated  presentation on "My patch", following a short and sweet AGM.

There will also be a Raffle to raise money for the Club; all prize donations welcome!

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Our next indoor meeting: Wednesday 8th March at 7.30pm

On the Trail of the Crane

Ralph & Brenda Todd return with part 2 of their talks on Cranes. Come and enjoy a wonderful mix of wildlife and cultures through four continents, all brought together in pursuit of one enigmatic family – the cranes.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

INDOOR MEETING WEDNESDAY 11 JANUARY: CHANGE OF SPEAKER

Please note that due to a family bereavement Barry Wright is unable to be our speaker on Wednesday 11 January 2017.  We hope to book him again for a future date.

The meeting will still go ahead: Andrew Lapworth will deliver a talk entitled "Incredible India: birds and wildlife from Assam in the North to Kerala in the South"

Saturday, 17 December 2016

2017 Indoor meetings
Jan 11th  Adventures in Angola’ – An overland camping journey across Angola seeking out the localised and endemic birds.              Barry Wright 
Feb 8th   A portrait of Nature: lives of birds in 9 Southern counties      Melvin Smith 
March 8th  On the Trail of the Crane – part 2 – A journey into four continents. Ralph & Brenda Todd 
April 12th    AGM & Raffle.  My patch. Jenny Fairhall
Meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month; all start at 7:30pm. WI Hall, Faversham Rd, Kennington, Ashford

Field meetings Winter 2017

Tuesday 17th January.   Conningbrook Lakes CP.  Meet Julie Rose Stadium CP at 09.30.   A winter walk around a local site to see what's around. It can be muddy so wellies or stout shoes advisable.
 
Thursday 16th February.   Stodmarsh NNR. Meet Stodmarsh CP  at 14.30. (note time). An afternoon meeting and the intention is to stay until dusk to view any Harriers coming into roost.

Further 2017 dates will be announced in due course

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NEW PROGRAMME 2016-2017: INDOOR AND OUTDOOR MEETINGS

2016
Sept 14th    Swifts.      Edward Meyer 
Oct 12th     The Western Isles: birds and wildlife on the Outer Hebrides.       Andrew Lapworth 
Nov  9th     China-Sichuan and N.Yunnan- mostly birds.          Tony Morris 
Dec 14th      Christmas social, raffle and quizzes.
2017
Jan 11th  Adventures in Angola’ – An overland camping journey across Angola seeking out the localised and endemic birds.              Barry Wright 
Feb 8th   A portrait of Nature: lives of birds in 9 Southern counties      Melvin Smith 
March 8th  On the Trail of the Crane – part 2 – A journey into four continents. Ralph & Brenda Todd 
April 12th    AGM & Raffle.  My patch. Jenny Fairhall
Meetings every 2nd Wednesday of the month; all start at 7:30pm. WI Hall, Faversham Rd, Kennington, Ashford

Field meetings 2016 Autumn

Tuesday 13th September  09.30 Oare Marshes    
Thursday 6th October   10.00 Reculver
Tuesday 15th November 10.00 Sheppey
Thursday 15th December   10.00   Dungeness RSPB Reserve

2017 dates will be announced in due course