Day trips & holidays

Each year we organise day trips and holidays for our members.

The cost of the trip is kept to a minimum, whilst still making a small profit for SBBOT.

Details of our next events are below. You can also book a place at the Field Centre. Please note that all trips require payment in advance to secure a place.


Day Trip to Barnes Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, London.

Saturday 9th December 2017.

Cost £20 per person.

Departing the Bird Observatory at 07:00 return at 20:00.

Join us on this coach trip to WWT London, an award winning nature reserve in the heart of the capital. If we’re lucky we might see one of the Kingfishers that have made the lakes, pools and beautiful gardens their home. The numbers of overwintering Gadwall and Shoveler ducks are one of the reasons this reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest! Also expect lots of wading birds, winter finches and many more! With six hides to choose from we will also be hoping to see Bitterns!

This affordable trip will be very popular, so if interested please sign up on the sheet at the Field Centre to avoid disappointment.


Coach Trip to Lochs and Glens.

Monday 9th April to Sunday 15th April 2018 (6 nights half board).

Cost approximately £400 per person (total cost to be confirmed at a later date).

We will be visiting Loch Awe, Glen Nevis at Fort William and nearby reserves, and a couple of trips out to the island of Mull. We will be hoping to see typical Scottish wildlife and specialities such as Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owls, both White-tailed and Golden Eagles, Red Grouse, Black Guillemot and more!

Red Grouse

If you would like to go on this trip, please add your name and telephone number to the sign up sheet at the Field Centre. Any queries please contact Mike Briggs on 01304 611172.


Spring on the Isles of Scilly

Evening of Thursday April 26th to the morning of Saturday May 5th 2018.

Chilled – out birding on The Fortunate Isles

Your chance to visit the most beautiful islands in Britain, full of exotic sub-tropical vegetation, and to see some its’ exciting birds, including the chance of real rarities.

Our fourth visit , following the successful trips of 2015 and 2016 and the planned trip for October 2017

Please see the attached leaflet for more details: Isles of Scilly May 2018

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There are still a few spare places available on this trip at £1250 in double occupancy or £1330 in single occupancy. Any enquiries should be addressed to Ken Chapman at the Observatory, by e-mail or post.