We are holding all of our indoor meetings in the 2020-21 season online via Zoom. The link to each meeting will be sent out a few days in advance to all members who have provided their email address. If you have not received an email by two days before the meeting, please contact the Secretary - secretary@berksoc.org.uk We are also recording our meetings and making them available online to members where possible.

We welcome visitors to our meetings. If you are not a member but would like to attend any of our meetings, please contact the Secretary via secretary@berksoc.org.uk

Birdwatching in Yunnan

Jeff Blincow

This talk highlights the superb birds seen on a trip to south-west China in the winter, showing the varied landscape with snow-capped mountains, lakes, deep gorges… Read More

Warbler Wonderland

Neil Glenn

A look at spring migration through Ohio and Michigan, including the world famous Magee Marsh, which is famous for attracting many species warblers. We then… Read More

AGM then Project Owl

Dr Hugh Hanmer

This talk will discuss all the owls of the UK, their distributions, trends, movements, current monitoring efforts and the many gaps in our knowledge about… Read More

Our African Migrants(by Zoom)

Will Cresswell

Will explains what happens to our summer migrants when they are not with us by tracking them and following them to Africa, talking about some… Read More

The Behaviour of Cuckoos

Nick Davies FRS

Nick’s research into cuckoos, dunnocks and cowbirds has revealed fascinating insights into their behaviour. Come and hear about the amazing cuckoo this evening!

Otmoor – A Wetland Rediscovered

David Wilding

The talk will cover how the RSPB has turned arable fields into an incredible wetland oasis, Otmoor – home to breeding bittern, marsh harrier, crane… Read More

The Work of the BTO

Juliet Vickery CEO of BTO

Juliet will tell us of some of her valuable and fascinating work over the years in her illustrious career in ecology and conservation, and of… Read More

Photographic Competition


We are anticipating the usual high quality photographs of birds in the categories Portrait, Flight/Action and a new category – Attention to Detail. 

A History of Upper Teesdale

Andy Sands

The talk covers the wildlife of the dale mammals, insects and birds as well as the stunning habitat of the area. Birds including all the… Read More