Programme




Topsham Birdwatching and Naturalists Society

Talks 2019-20 in Matthews Hall at 7.30pm
and Field Trips as detailed.


Non Members £4 unless stated otherwise


FIELDTRIP Saturday 15 June 2019 at 8.00am: Bird Ringing Demonstration with the Axe Valley Ringing Group. Meet at Matthews Hall at 7.00am to travel to Seaton Cemetery SY248915. 
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Friday 13 September 2019 at 7.30pm: “Camera Studies of East Devon Wildlife” with David White, winner of BBC Countryfile photographic competition 2018.
FIELDTRIP Saturday 12 October 2019 at 8.00am (postponed from 15 June): Bird Ringing Demonstration with the Axe Valley Ringing Group. Meet at Matthews Hall at 7.00am to travel to Seaton Cemetery SY248915. 

Friday 18 October 2019 at 7.30pm: “The Wild Watery World of the South West Coast”, with Rupert Kirkwood, The Lone Kayaker.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 2 November 2019 at 9.00am: Bowling Green Marsh RSPB Reserve at high tide, led by Dr Chris Lee, RSPB. Meet at the hide SX972874 at 9.00am.

Friday 15 November 2019 at 7.30pm: The annual Hilda Parish Memorial Lecture: “A Lifetime Illustrating Birds”, with Mike Langman, internationally acclaimed wildlife painter and illustrator.

Friday 13 December 2019 at 7.30pm: “Whales at Risk…Is Underwater Noise a Threat to Marine Mammals?” with Professor John Harwood, Marine Biology Dept, St Andrews University.

Friday 17 January 2020 at 7.30pm: “Owl Sense”, with Dr Miriam Darlington, lecturer at Plymouth University, author and broadcaster.



Friday 14 February 2020 at 7.30pm: “Secret World of the Undergrowth”, with John Walters, naturalist, artist and writer.



Friday 13 March 2020 at 7.30pm: “Mexico – Birds Monarchs and Humpbacks”, with Dave Smallshire, author and lecturer, trustee of British Dragonfly Society.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 21 March 2020 at 10.00am: Steps Bridge and Dunsford Woods – river birds and wild daffodils. Meet car park SX805883 at 10.00am.

Friday 3 April 2020 at 7.30pm: TBNS 50th BIRTHDAY & AGM, including reflections by past Chairman Richard Hargreaves. Followed by “Conservation – the Next 50 Years”, with Kelvin Boot, writer and broadcaster.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 9 May 2020 at 9.00am: Escorted Field Trip – Yarner Wood NNR South Devon. Meet car park SX781796 at 9.00am.

FIELDTRIP Saturday 12 June 2020 at 9.00pm: Escorted Field Trip – Aylesbeare Common RSPB Reserve, for Nightjars. Meet Joney’s Cross car park SY058898 at 9.00pm.

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