Day trip by minibus to Global Birdfair, Rutland Showground

Saturday 13th July, 2024

This is a trip to the biggest gathering of bird enthusiasts in Britain. There are extensive exhibitions of all sorts and a wide range of talks by some of the world’s experts.  Priority given to BOC members until June 13th.

Charge £20 (accompanied juniors travel free) plus admission fee

Depart 07:00. Reading University car park 1A, Shinfield Road main entrance (SU728719, RG6 6UR). Free parking.



Evening walk on the Berkshire Downs

Wednesday 5th June, 2024

On a summer evening, this area of the Downs can reveal an assortment of buntings, finches and warblers, as well as partridges, raptors and a variety of other wildlife. Be prepared for a good walk of about 4 miles.

Meet at 19:00 in West Ilsley at the start of the track to Sheep Down near The Harrow PH, at SU469826 or ///upstarts.flies.trendy



Early morning birdsong walk at Dinton Pastures

Sunday 28th April, 2024

It is an exciting time of year, with up to nine warbler species, Common Tern, Cuckoo and Hobby all possible.

Meet at 07:30 at Dinton Discovery Centre car park (SU786725, RG10 0SU or ///dragon.dash.spicy) (Parking charge £1.50/hr)


Introduction to Berkshire Birding Outing: Decoy Heath, BBOWT Reserve

Saturday 20th April, 2024

A level walk of about 2 miles.

Meet in the Decoy Heath Car Park at 09:00 (it will be unlocked for the occasion). what3words: ///dummy.debit.appeal

Public transport Reading buses 2a Lime Green to Brimpton Common, alight at Easter Park, 6 minutes walk



Day trip by private car to Pagham Harbour

Sunday 31st March, 2024

Enjoy superb birding around Pagham Harbour, where waders, raptors and wildfowl are usually plentiful, with a chance of grebes and divers on the sea.

The leader will provide precise meeting instructions and may be able to suggest opportunities for lift sharing.