We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Dungeness RSPB Reserve update - June 2018

Here is the latest news from RSPB Dungeness: Reserve News Updates Summer Work Programme You may have heard that the whole of the UK’s breeding birds have been impacted by our very cold start to the spring and also bad weather in Africa ...

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Newsletter - May 2018

Here is our latest newsletter: (Click on the image to read the full document).  

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Gravesend Regatta - your help needed

This year the Gravesend Regatta will take place on 16 & 17 June on Gordon’s Promenade. This is a great opportunity for the group to meet members of the public and raise awareness of conservation issues. The Gravesend RSPB group will at ...

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Lodge Hill - make your voice count

Lodge Hill, the most important site for Nightingales in the UK, is once again under threat from a new housing development.  We need your help again to save it. Medway Council's new public consultation runs from 16 March to 11 May ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Northward Hill RSPB

    Our next Tuesday morning walk takes place this Tuesday, 26th June at Northward Hill RSPB reserve. Meet at Bromhey Farm car park (TQ768764) ME3 8DS. A walk round the reserve to see & hear Spring birds; nightingales, whitethroats, blackcaps. The meeting starts at 10am and will finish around 1pm. Leaders: Malcolm […]

  • Rye Harbour NNR

    Our next outdoor meeting takes place this Sunday, 24th June at Rye Harbour NNR. Meet in the Martello Tower car park, (TQ941189) TN31 7TU. Common, Little & Sandwich Terns nesting or feeding young. Gulls, including Mediterranean gulls, with young, right in front of the hides. The meeting will start at 10am and […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Minsmere Coach Trip
    Minsmere Coach Trip

    Our large group descended upon this fantastic reserve on an overcast day that was supposed to be having thunder and lightning. Thankfully, that didn’t happen, and we set out to see some of the species that Minsmere has to offer. The sand martins were busy gathering food to take back […]

  • Conyer Creek and Oare Marshes
    Conyer Creek and Oare Marshes

    After the thunder storms of Saturday night it was a relief to wake up to much brighter weather on Sunday morning.   Ten members of the group arrived with eager anticipation of migrants with nightingale and turtle dove high on the list.   The site of Conyer is an old […]

Members’ Posts

  • Spotted Flycatcher decline
    Spotted Flycatcher decline

    Have you seen a spotted flycatcher this year?    According to data from the BTO spotted flycatcher numbers have declined by 39% between 1995-2016.   To […]

  • Tuesday morning walk through Cobham Woods
    Tuesday morning walk through Cobham Woods

    Last Tuesday morning a large group met at the National Trust Lodge car park for Cobham Woods. It was warm and sunny and we looked […]

  • Adders from Riverside

    Those of you who attended our Tuesday walk to Riverside Country Park would have enjoyed the Adders.   For anyone who did not attend and […]

Group Leader’s Notes