Upcoming talks


12 Dec 2018: Woodland Birds of the New Forest by Marcus Ward (RSPB New Forest)



20 Feb 2019: Woodland Birds of the New Forest by Marcus Ward (RSPB Bath)



24 Feb 2019: HOS Fieldworkers Meeting (full day of talks covering projects in Hants, many from New Forest)



27 Feb 2019: Wild New Forest by Marcus Ward (Lymington Naturalists)



4 Apr 2019: Woodland Birds of the New Forest by Marcus Ward (RSPB Oxford)



31 May – 2 June 2019: New Forest Bird Camp (full details to follow)



Guided walks

Sat 26 Jan 2019: The Marsh at Dusk (3.00pm – 5.30pm)

A dusk walk at Oxey Marsh looking at roosting birds, in particular seaducks, grebes and egrets.

Meet at the lay-by along Ridgeway Lane at SZ323934 (about 200m beyond the Chequers Pub). Level walk on good tracks, bring stout footwear and clothing appropriate for the forecast

Sat 23 Feb 2019: Hawfinch roost followed by breakfast on Acres Down (6.00am – 09.30am)

Watch the Forest wake-up, we will start by observing Hawfinch leaving the roost followed by breakfast while wildlife watching on Acres Down (bring your own breakfast and sit mat). Walking boots or wellies recommended and clothing appropriate for the forecast, some gentle hills and uneven paths.

Meet at the Acres Down car park at SU267097 at 6am.

Sat 9 March 2019: Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers (8.00am – 11.00am)

Meet at Milyford Bridge carpark (SU267078) for a walk looking at Lesser Spotted Woodpecker territories along with other woodland species (Hawfinch, Firecrest, Crossbill)