Coach Outings Coach Outings Programme 2017-18
This season we have eight coach outings all within a three-hour drive from London.



NB HS2 has blocked our published pick-up point. New stop the other side of Euston Station. See side panel.

PayPal payment now open for January - June 2018 coach trips.


Saturday 13 January 2018
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve, West Sussex
Habitats: flooded meadows, woodland, hedgerows.
Species: Bewick’s Swan, Pintail, Teal, Wigeon, Ruff, Snipe, Dunlin, Lapwing, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Bullfinch, Stonechat, Fieldfare, Marsh Tit, Redwing, Peregrine, Buzzard and Little Owl.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £5.
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Pulborough Brooks


Saturday 3 February 2018
Keyhaven Marshes, Hampshire
Habitats: Mudflats, salt marshes and shallow, brackish lagoons.
Species: Brent Geese, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Red-Breasted Merganser, Golden Plover, Black & Bar Tailed Godwits, Greenshank, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit, Water Rail. Divers and rarer grebes, Short-Eared Owl, Peregrine, Merlin and Snow Bunting all possible.
Facilities: Pub, WC at Car Park.
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Keyhaven Marshes


Saturday 24 March 2018
Dungeness, Kent (Observatory, ARC Pits and RSPB reserve)
Habitats: Sea and shingle at the Observatory. Flooded gravel pits, reedbeds, grassland.
Species: Observatory: Black Redstart. RSPB reserve: Garganey, Bittern, Slavonian Grebe, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Chiffchaff, Firecrest, Bearded Tit, Tree Sparrow, Cetti’s Warbler, Stonechat, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Merlin and Hen Harrier.
Facilities: Observatory: Café, WC. RSPB reserve: Hides, Visitor Centre, drinks machine, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £4.
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Dungeness


Saturday 21 April 2018
Abberton Reservoir and Fingringhoe Wick EWT, Essex
Habitats: Grassland, heathland, lakes, ponds plus recent expansion of Fingringhoe Wick reserve and the creation of a nationally important intertidal area.
Species: Abberton: Little Ringed Plover, Common Sandpiper, Yellow Wagtail, Common Tern.
Fingringhoe: Nightingale, Sedge & Willow Warblers, Blackcap, Common & Lesser Whitethroats, Chiffchaff, woodland species and Kingfisher.
Facilities: just stopping on the bridge overlookin Abberton Reservoir. Fingringhoe Wick: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC.
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Abberton Reservoir


Saturday 19 May 2018
Dunwich Heath (optional) and Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk
Habitats: woodland, heathland, reedbeds, lagoons, scrapes, beach.
Species: Dunwich Heath: Dartford Warbler. Minsmere: warblers including Garden, Grasshopper, Reed & Sedge, Bittern, Nightingale, Marsh Tit, Sand Martin, Bearded Tit, Avocet, Stone Curlew, Whimbrel, Kittiwake, Little Gull, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Common, Little & Sandwich terns; otter, red deer.
Facilities: Dunwich Heath: Tea-room, WC. RSPB: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £9.
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Minsmere


Saturday 9 June 2018
Weeting Heath NWT, Norfolk and Lakenheath RSPB, Suffolk
Habitats: Heathland, woodland, pools, reedbeds, grazing marshes.
Species: Weeting Heath: Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Little Owl, Spotted Flycatcher.
Lakenheath: Common Crane, Bittern, Garganey, Marsh Harrier, Common Tern, Redshank, Lapwing, warblers including Sedge, Reed & Grasshopper; Hobby, Cuckoo, Turtle Dove, Hirundines.
Facilities: Weeting Heath: Hides, WC. Entry fee to non-Norfolk Wildlife Trust members £3.75.
Lakenheath: Hides, Visitor Centre, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £4.
Weeting Heath Reserve information Lakenheath Reserve information
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Weeting Heath/Lakenheath


Earlier this season

Saturday 28 October 2017
Rye Harbour National Nature Reserve, East Sussex
Habitats: Mosaic of coastal habitats - shingle, saltmarsh, saline lagoons, coastal grazing marsh, freshwater gravel pits and reedbeds.
Species: Bittern, Smew, Goldeneye, Eider, Wigeon, Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, Sanderling, Turnstone, Rock Pipit, Stonechat, Cetti’s Warbler, Merlin, Hen Harrier, Barn Owl, Water Rail, Kingfisher.
Facilities: Hides, 2 Cafés and Pub, WC.
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38 people were on this first coach trip of the season on a chilly but sunny day. Highlights among the 80 bird species seen included Ravens, Stonechats, Black-necked Grebe, Goosander, Great White Egret and Water Rail.

Saturday 2 December 2017
Welney Wetlands Centre, Norfolk
Habitats: Wetlands on the Ouse Washes in the heart of the Fens.
Species: Whooper and Bewick Swans, Pintail, Wigeon, Teal, Pochard, Peregrine, Sparrowhawk, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Owls, Grey Partridge, Skylark, Brambling, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Tree Sparrow.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-WWT members £6.53/£5.02 (65+).
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Local Outings

Our 2017-18 programme

Local Outings

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