Sunday 25th June 8.00 am
Weekend Walk – Common and lanes of the Vale
Meet at the car park at Fort Doyle (Perry’s page 7 H1) for a walk along coast, common and quiet lanes looking for breeding birds.
Monday 3rd July from 5.30 pm
Le Viaër Marchi at Saumarez Park
Entertainment for all at this National Trust celebration of Guernsey life. Come and say hello at the RSPB stall.
Tuesday 11th July Ferry departure 10.15 am
Weekday Walk – Herm
Purchase your ticket at the Weighbridge kiosk and meet the group on the boat which departs at 10.15 am. Check with the kiosk for a return time to suit you.
Thursday 13th July 7.00 pm
Evening Walk – Town lanes
Meet on the Albert Pier in front of Pier 17 restaurant (Perry’s page 5 M8) and we will walk up through town in the hope of seeing swifts.
Saturday 22nd July 10.00 am and/or 11.15 am
Weekend Walk – Lihou Island and L’Eree Headland
Meet at the car park at L’Eree Headland (Perry’s page 12 A5) at 10.00 am for a stroll around the headland and down to the Shingle Bank and then, at approximately 11.15 am we will walk across the causeway to Lihou Island. We will stay on the island for an hour or so but you can stay longer if you wish, bearing in mind that the causeway closes at 1.00 pm. You can do the whole walk or just one part, the choice is yours.
Thursday 17th August 2.00 pm
Weekday Walk – Jerbourg
Meet at the car park at Jerbourg Point (next to Hotel Jerbourg) (Perry’s page 31 H4).
Sunday 20th August 7.30 pm
Weekend Walk – Chouet headland
Meet at the car park at the north end of Chouet (Perry’s page 6 B2) for a circular walk around the northern tip of Guernsey. There is a chance we could see owls flying at dusk.
Thursday 7th September 10.00 am
Weekday Walk – Pembroke and Chouet Headland
Meet at the car park at Pembroke beach (Perry’s page 6 C2) for a walk along the coast and common.
Sunday 10th September 8.00 am
Weekend Walk – Port Soif
Meet at the car park on the northern side of Port Soif (Perry’s page 8 C1) for a walk along the coast to Pulias Pond and back.
Tuesday 19th September 7.30 pm
The Work of the RSPB – Recent Successes and Future Challenges
A presentation on the work of the RSPB to be given by Nick Bruce-White, Regional Director of the South West Region, and Paul Buckley, Regional Conservation Manager of the South West Region.
La Villette Hotel (Perry’s page 30 A2) Members and non-members welcome. There will be no charge for this presentation but donations please to help pay for the tea and coffee.
Sunday 24th September 8.00 am
Weekend Walk – Pleinmont
Meet at the car park next to the Scramble Track (Perry’s page 32 C4) for a walk westwards looking for migrants.
Monday 9th October 10.00 am
Weekday Walk – Portelet to Pezeries
Meet at the car park at Portelet (Imperial Hotel) (Perry’s page 32 D2).
Wednesday 11th October Start time AGM 7.00 pm
Annual General Meeting of the RSPB Guernsey Bailiwick Group
Please note the earlier start time. There is no charge to attend the AGM.
Slide show with Royston Carré, June and Mike Cunningham – Start time 7.30 pm
To Mull and Back – the journal of a tea lady
We can expect eagles and more but which one is the tea lady? La Villette Hotel (Perry’s page 30 A2). Entrance to the slide show is £5 for non-members (RSPB members £4) and includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Saturday 14th October 8.30 am
Weekend Walk – Pleinmont
Meet at the car park next to the Scramble Track (Perry’s page 32 C4) and this time we will walk eastwards to Mont Herault.
Sunday 29th October 8.00 am
Weekend Walk – Saumarez Park
Meet at the northern (Home Farm) car park at Saumarez Park (Perry’s page 15 G1) for a walk around the park and its environs.
Wednesday 8th November – Start time 7.30 pm
Slide Show with Ian Le Page
From the Welsh valleys to the Scottish glensBritish birds and scenery at their best – a taste of travels during 2017. La Villette Hotel (Perry’s page 30 A2). Entrance is £5 for non-members (RSPB members £4) and includes coffee/tea and biscuits.
Tuesday 14th November 10.00 am
Weekday Walk – Saumarez Park and Heritage Walk
Meet at the northern car park of Saumarez Park (Perry’s page 15 G1).
Sunday 19th November 10am – 4pm
Round Table Charities’ Fayre – Beau Sejour
This is a great opportunity to support the RSPB and lots of other local charities where there will be a great Christmas atmosphere, raffles, lucky dips and lots of Christmas goodies for sale. It’s a brilliant way to start the festive season.
Saturday 25th November 2.00 pm
Weekend Walk – Vale Pond and lanes
Meet at the car park opposite the Vale Pond (Perry’s page 6 B5) for a look over the beach and the reserve and a walk through some of the quiet lanes of the Vale.
Tuesday 5th December
Date for your diary – Christmas lunch at Les Cotils with a walk beforehand, details to be advised in the next programme.