We are the local RSPB group for the Gravesend area

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Dungeness Reserve update March 2018

Here is the latest from the Dungeness RSPB Reserve: Reserve News Updates Winter Work Programme It’s the last month of our winter work programme before we start our spring work in April. Winter work consists mostly of habitat management – lots of strimming, ...

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Cliffe Beach Clean - Saturday 24th February 2018

Please note that the date for the Cliffe Pools Beach Clean is now 24th February (not May as previously stated)! Other details are all available on our previous post here Please contact Katie Thatcher direct to register your interest at: northkentmarshes@rspb.org.uk Look forward to ...

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Male Marsh Harrier, Minsmere

Coach trip to Minsmere in June

  Details of our first coach trip to Minsmere on Saturday, 2nd June are now on our website - see our Coach Trips page for further information including ticket prices.  

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Newsletter, 2018 Programme, and membership renewal

It's that time of year again! Below are links to our latest news letter, our 2018 programme of events, and a letter inviting you to renew your membership for 2018. Newsletter December 2017 final RSPB-Group-Programme-2018 V1 Gravesend RSPB Membership Renewal 2018 final For those ...

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Recent Announcements

  • Paddlers, waders and swimmers

    Our next indoor meeting takes place this Tuesday, 27th March at the Gravesend Masonic Halls. The presentation will be “Paddlers, waders and swimmers” by Don Wilkes. Birds to be seen in or around water local to Thanet. Admission to all our indoor meetings is £3.50 for members including refreshments during the […]

  • Birds and the Law

    At this time of year there are many birds setting up territories, nesting and some are already feeding their young.   It is a good time to remind all bird and wildlife watchers and photographers of the Code of Conduct relating to our birds and wildlife in the UK.   […]

Latest Trip Reports

  • Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves
    Cliffe Pools and Northward Hill RSPB Reserves

    On a beautiful sunny day, twenty-four of us gathered in the Salt Lane car park and welcomed four new faces – Mandy, Paul, Carol and Graham. The usual array of wood pigeon, collared dove and crows flew overhead as we made our way to the Crystal Pool. There were coot, […]

  • Group Visit to Elmley NNR
    Group Visit to Elmley NNR

    Elmley is a family run farm with marshland rich in wildlife, home to large numbers of wintering wildfowl and breeding waders – over 40 species of birds breed and raise young here. The winter rain had filled the ditches rills and pools and near the entrance sheep were grazing and […]

Members’ Posts

Group Leader’s Notes

  • Cliffe Pools Clean Up
    Cliffe Pools Clean Up

    On Saturday morning Karrie, Peter and I joined the event organised by RSPB Volunteer, David Saunders, to clean up the foreshore at Cliffe Pools.  Thankfully […]

  • Thank you
    Thank you

    Following on from our very successful (if a little wet!) Volunteer activity at Northward Hill last Saturday, we have received the following message from the […]

  • 40th anniversary evening
    40th anniversary evening

    On Thursday 19th October we celebrated our 40th anniversary with invited guests including the Gravesham Mayor Cllr Harold Craske and Mayoress Veronica Craske, the RSPB […]