BRANCHES - East Devon

East Devon

The present East Devon branch of Devon Birds was formed in 1977 and represents the County east of the River Exe. This includes the pebblebed heathland of East Devon Commons, an important and rare heathland habitat, as well as the coastland and estuaries of the Exe, Otter and Axe.

Devon Birds has supported the establishment of various structures including the hide  on the Axe Estuary Wetland Reserve, the Field Studies Centre and hides at Colyford Common Reserve and at Blackhole Marsh.

Birdwatching field trips are organised twice monthly, some being half-day walks and others full-day activities. The field trips are suitable for prospective members as well as the more experienced. All attending should be suitably dressed for the weather conditions and have a reasonable degree of fitness as the terrain can sometimes be rough. Each walk has a designated leader who has knowledge of the area and of the birds to be seen in the various habitats. Field trips are advertised in the Society’s annual Programme, in The Harrier and on this website and typically range over areas of South and East Devon, Dartmoor, the Somerset Levels and Dorset.

For further information about the East Devon Branch, please contact the Branch Chairman or Field trip organiser.

The Branch is organised by a Committee elected by Branch members at its AGM.

Branch News

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Upcoming Branch Events

26 Jan
2023
09.30 - 12.30

Blackhole Marsh, Seaton

Meet at car park (through cemetery) at SY248914. (High tide at 10.00) AM only.
13 Feb
2023
09.30 - 12.30

Otter Estuary, Budleigh Salterton

Meet Lime Kiln Car Park on sea front. (Pay and display). SY072820 (HIGH tide at 10.00). AM only.

East Devon Branch Upcoming Events

26 Jan
2023

Blackhole Marsh, Seaton

Meet at car park (through cemetery) at SY248914. (High tide at 10.00) AM only.

13 Feb
2023

Otter Estuary, Budleigh Salterton

Meet Lime Kiln Car Park on sea front. (Pay and display). SY072820

(HIGH tide at 10.00).

AM only.

2 Mar
2023

Fingle Bridge, Drewsteington

Meet at car park before bridge at SX743900.

AM/PM.

Walk route will be down river of bridge.

20 Mar
2023

Ashclyst Forrest, Broadclyst

Meet at car park in forest at SX998993.

AM only.

13 Apr
2023

Exminster Marshes

Meet at RSPB car park at SX953872.

(High tide 12.00)

AM only.

11 May
2023

Venford Reservoir

Meet in car park north of dam at SX685712.

AM/PM.

25 May
2023

Brook Manor, near Buckfastleigh

Details to be announced. As this is a private property, pre-booking will be required. Please contact Alex Parsons by email to book.

8 Jun
2023

Fernworthy Reservoir, Chagford

Meet at clearing near large shed at west end of reservoir at SX660837 (Not main car park/toilets).

AM-PM.

26 Jun
2023

Nightjar evening. Wheathill Plantation/East Budleigh Common

Meet at car park at SY040847 (approach via Bystock Ponds road).

Bring torch.

Finish about 23.00hrs

13 Jul
2023

Dawlish Warren

Meet at end of main car park at SX980787. (Pay and display).

(LOW tide 09.00).

AM only

7 Sep
2023

Powderham Church-Turf

Meet at roadside at SX971843.

(HIGH Tide at 12.00).

25 Sep
2023

Shipley Bridge, Nr South Brent

Meet at car park at: SX680628.

Carry lunch

AM/PM.

12 Oct
2023

Emsworthy Gate Reserve, (Nr Saddle Tor, Dartmoor)

Meet at small car park at SX744760 on B3387 (Hay Tor to Widecombe road).

AM only.

30 Oct
2023

Blackhole Marsh, Seaton

Meet at car park (through cemetery) at SY248914.

(LOW tide at 13.00)

AM only.

16 Nov
2023

Exminster Marshes

Meet at RSPB car park at SX953872.

(HIGH tide 08.00)

AM only.

27 Nov
2023

Otter Estuary, Budleigh Salterton

Meet at Lime Kiln Car park on sea front. Pay and  display.

( Low tide at 12.00) .

AM only.

14 Dec
2023

Escot Park, Talaton

Meet at car park at SY082981.

AM only.

East Devon Branch Committee

East Devon Branch Committee

Chair
Alex Parsons
01392 669842
Treasurer
Shelagh Parsons
Field Organiser
Jonathan Ruscoe
01404 822689
Committee Member
Dr Christopher Hodgson
Council Member
Colin Randall
01395 444302
Committee Member
Terri Small
Secretary
Vacant
Conservation Officer
Vacant