Coach Outings Coach Outings Programme 2019-20
This September - June season we have a programme of eight coach outings all within a three-hour drive from London.

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Saturday 28 September 2019
Keyhaven Marshes Local Nature Reserve, Hampshire
Habitats: Sea, saltmarsh, salt lagoons, freshwater marsh, rough pasture, scrub.
Species: Knot, Sanderling, Curlew & Wood Sandpipers, Little Stint, Greenshank, Spoonbill, Bearded Tit, Sandwich & Little Terns, Shelduck, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, Raven, Rock Pipit, Dartford Warbler, Kingfisher.
Facilities: WC at Car Park, Pub.
Reserve information

Keyhaven Marshes

Saturday 23 November 2019
Pulborough Brooks RSPB Reserve, West Sussex
Habitats: Hedgerows, woodland, pasture, flooded meadows, river.
Species: Bewick’s Swan, Wigeon, Pintail, Teal, Ruff, Shoveler, Lapwing, Black-Tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Snipe, Woodpeckers (all 3 possible), Marsh Tit, Stonechat, Bullfinch, Redwing, Fieldfare, Peregrine Falcon, Buzzard.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £6.
Reserve information

Pulborough Brooks

Saturday 11 January 2020
Abberton Reservoir, Essex Wildlife Trust
Habitats: Reservoir, farmland, scrub.
Species: Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Goldeneye, Goosander, Smew, Bittern, Slavonian Grebe, Great White Egret, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Dunlin, Golden Plover,
Corn Bunting, Skylark, possible Dartford Warbler.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre with café, shop, WC, hides. Suggested don £2.
Reserve information

Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 29 February 2020 Minsmere RSPB Reserve, Suffolk
Habitats: woodland, heathland, reedbeds, lagoons, scrapes, sea, dunes.
Species: Red Throated Divers, Common Scoter, Eider, scarcer Grebes, Wigeon, Teal, Goldeneye, Bittern, Water Rail, Marsh & Hen Harriers, Barn & Short Eared Owls, Snipe, Lapwing, Jack Snipe, Bearded Tit, Water Pipit, Siskin, Marsh Tit, Woodpeckers. Gulls may include Glaucous & Iceland. Starling murmuration probable.
Red deer, otter.
Facilities: Hides, Visitor Centre, Café, WC. Entry fee for non-RSPB members £9.
Reserve information


Saturday 28 March 2020
Dungeness, Kent (Observatory, ARC Pits and RSPB Reserve)
Habitats: Sea, shingle spit, scrub, freshwater pits, reedbeds, marsh, rough pasture.
Species: Observatory: Scoter, Red-Throated Divers, Black Redstart, Wheatear, Goldcrest and Firecrest.
RSPB: Marsh Harrier, Bittern, Great White Egret, Garganey, Little Ringed Plover, Bearded Tit, Tree Sparrow, early hirundines and warblers.
Facilities: Observatory: Café, WC. RSPB reserve: Hides, Visitor Centre, drinks machine, WC.
Observatory Reserve information.
RSPB Reserve information.


Saturday 18 April 2020
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, East Sussex
Habitats: River, sea, saltmarsh, shingle, pools, reedbeds, marsh, pasture, scrub.
Species: Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich & Little Terns, Avocet, Whimbrel, Skylark, Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail, warblers, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, possible Cuckoo & Corn Bunting.
Facilities: Hides, 2 Cafés and Pub, WC.
Reserve information

Rye Harbour

Saturday 9 May
Weeting Heath (NWT) Norfolk and Lakenheath Fen (RSPB) Suffolk
Habitats: Heath, woodland, freshwater marsh, pools, rough pasture.
Species: WH: Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl, Marsh Tit, Yellowhammer.
L: Common Crane, Bittern, Marsh Harrier, Hobby, Bearded Tit, Cuckoo, Common Tern, Sedge, Reed, Grasshopper & other warblers.
Facilities: Visitor Centre, WC, hides at both reserves. Entrance fee at Weeting for non-Norfolk Wildlife Trust members £3.75.
Weeting Heath Reserve information
Lakenheath Fen Reserve information

Weeting Heath & Lakenheath

Saturday 6 June 2020
New Forest National Park, (Acres Down & Bolderwood), Hampshire.
Habitats: Heath, woodland, scrub.
Species: Buzzard, Honey Buzzard, Goshawk, Hobby, Woodlark, Common Redstart, Wood Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Firecrest, Crossbill. Hawfinch & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker possible.
Facilities: WC en route & at Bolderwood where there’s also an ice cream van.
Reserve information

New Forest

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