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 14th January             

New Zealand – Land that Time Forgot with John Buckingham

An extensive tour of this remote and unique country, looking at most of its strange endemic birds and many others, some flora, habitats and stunning scenery, from the north to the extreme south.

Thursday 21st January             

The Pantanal – Brazil with Brian Summerfield

Enjoy a variety of wildlife from the largest inland wetland in the world, a place of remarkable diversity and interest, only accessible for part of the year but now sadly under incredible threat.

Thursday 28th January             

Birds Named After People with Ken Chapman

A look at the origins and sometimes strange history of birds worldwide and named after people.

Thursday 4th February             

Wildlife in Estonia with Paul Hale

Estonian Wildlife in spring and autumn intermixed with Estonian customs and a visit to Tallinn Old Town. Ural Owl, Black Woodpecker & breeding Slavonian Grebe are among the species we look at.

Thursday 11th February          

Along the Brahmaputra with Andrew Lapworth

Featuring scenes and wildlife on a winter boat trip along this great river, including Indian Rhinos in Kaziranga National Park and the enigmatic Ibisbill.        

Thursday 18th February          

China-off the Beaten Track with Nick Smith

A flavour of the birds, animals and dramatic scenery to be found in the quieter, rural areas of Central and South West China. A Journey from Shanghai, west to Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan.

Look out for more Thursday lectures to be announced for the rest of February, March and April.