The Suffolk Bird Group runs a full calendar of indoor and outdoor events and all are welcome. The indoor talks cover a range of topics from local patches, foreign bird trips, conservation and the occasional interactive ones such as demonstrations of BTO Birdtrack and bird drawing tips. Outdoor walks occur throughout the year where leaders will guide the group around reserves and other sites
All Suffolk Bird Group members will receive a Programme Card with The Harrier that normally arrives at Christmas each year, which details all outdoor and indoor events for the year. Alternatively you can view the events on the calendar below.
The group has around 25 field trips a year and all are welcome. These trips are informal and fun and a good way to socialise with other birders. The leader/s can show the bird life throughout the year, help with identification and give fieldcraft tips and, if required, use of a telescope. It is a chance to visit a variety of sites around the county, and sometimes further afield, to view the wonderful bird life we have along with other wildlife such as butterflies and dragonflies.
It is always advisable to bring sufficient food and drink and appropriate clothing and footwear on all field events. Attendees are asked not to bring dogs. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The itinerary of the meeting may be altered by the leader on the day. Attendees are requested to read the Health and Safety information as published in Bulletin no. 128. A copy can be obtained from the Hon Secretary. Additional information about the field events can be obtained from leaders or Gi Grieco. Tel. 07951 482547.
There are normally six indoor events normally on the last Thursdays of January, March, April, September, October and November.
All meetings commence at 7.30 pm. The admission charge is £3.00 (excluding AGM which is free). Additional information on the Indoor Programme can be obtained from Adam Gretton. Tel. 01473 829156.
Our indoor events are normally at one of two venues:
in Ipswich at the University of Suffolk building on the waterfront