Thursday Lectures


From Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory

The following are ONLINE ONLY events due to the Field Centre being CLOSED for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.

A series of illustrated talks from guest speakers, exploring wildlife near and far. This is a relaxed way to take yourself to pastures new on cold winter evenings.  

Thursday evenings – see below for details.

7.30 to 8.45 pm including questions.

£3 per person for each lecture.

Limited places so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment 👇

Thursday 1st April               

An A to Z of Sandwich Bay Moths with Ian Hunter

Ian presents some examples of moths and few larvae recorded at Sandwich Bay, including both common and rare species. There will be at least one for every letter of the alphabet.

Thursday 15th April                  

North to Alaska with Ken Chapman                                             

A journey from the Pacific Coast to the shores of the Arctic Ocean, taking in some wonderful scenery, birds, cetaceans and other wildlife.

Thursday 22nd April

Singapore Stopover with Nick Smith

Singapore is a key stopover destination, but worthy of a longer stay. It is only a tiny island state but has a surprising amount to offer the visitor. For those interested in wildlife, the many nature reserves yield some fascinating finds, from green pigeons to miniature woodpeckers, giant lizards and much more besides. Nick will cover a four-day stopover made in March 2017 and show us some of the many birds that he saw, as well as some other wildlife and fascinating places.

Thursday 29th April          

South to the Falkland Islands with John Buckingham

South to the Falkland Islands, sitting deep in the South Atlantic and only just north of the Antarctic, to enjoy much of the stunning wildlife and an exciting variety of birds. We visit in early Spring, when birds are breeding and while massive Elephant Seals fight against a backdrop of sand dunes and endless beaches.  We will enjoy the bustle of massive penguin, albatross and cormorant colonies, wintering arctic waders, skuas, deceptively named Johnny Rooks, Upland Geese, FIFSD’s, Silver Teal, Dolphin Gull, Tussac-bird and bright red Military Starlings.