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

20 Feb

East Devon Branch. Walk to Steps Bridge/Dunsford Cancelled

The weather forecast for Thursday 22nd February is for persistenet heavy rain. As a result the pl… Read More
15 Nov

Exminster Marshes Walk CANCELLED

Due to the forecast of persistent heavy rain throughout and the flooded and waterlogged nature of la… Read More
31 Aug

East Devon Branch News. Change to Walks Programme

The Exe Estuary footpath will be closed between Powderham and the Turf from 6th September for 3 week… Read More
All East Devon News

Upcoming Branch Events

4 Mar
2024
09.30 - 12.30

Exminster Marshes

Meet at RSPB car park at SX954872. (HIGH Tide 11.30). AM only.
21 Mar
2024
09.00 - 12.00

Ashclyst Farm Survey

Third visit to Ashclyst Farm (NT) as part of the survey being carried out there. If you would like to help with the surveying on this occasion, please…
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East Devon Branch Upcoming Events

4 Mar
2024

Exminster Marshes

Meet at RSPB car park at SX954872. (HIGH Tide 11.30). AM only.

21 Mar
2024

Ashclyst Farm Survey

Third visit to Ashclyst Farm (NT) as part of the survey being carried out there.

If you would like to help with the surveying on this occasion, please contact Alex Parsons  at apar67819@gmail.com

He will forward your details to the survey leader who will be organising survey groups.

21 Mar
2024

Aylesbeare /Harpford Commons

Meet at Joney’s Cross car park (opposite Aylesbeare Common entrance) at SY057897 on A3052. AM only.

8 Apr
2024

Berry Head, Brixham

Meet at SW Coastal Path car park    AM only

25 Apr
2024

Ideford Common, Teignmouth

Meet at woodland car park off B3192 at SX902791.  AM only.

13 May
2024

Venford Reservoir

Meet in car park north of dam at SX685712. AM/PM.

 

23 May
2024

Ashclyst Farm Survey

Fourth visit to Ashclyst Farm (NT) as part of the survey being carried out there.

If you would like to help with the surveying on this occasion, please contact Alex Parsons  at apar67819@gmail.com

He will forward your details to the survey leader who will be organising survey groups.

30 May
2024

Ham Wall

All day. Meet at RSPB car park.

10 Jun
2024

Trenchford Reservoir, Bovey Tracey

Meet in car park at SX804823  (Pay and display and toilet). AM/PM.

27 Jun
2024

Nightjar evening. Wheathill Plantation/East Budleigh Common

Meet at car park at SY040847 (approach via Bystock Ponds road). Bring torch. Finish about 23.00hrs

 

15 Jul
2024

Blackhill Quarry/Bicton Common

Meet at Frying Pans car park on roadside at SY037850.

5 Sep
2024

Dawlish Warren

Meet at end of main car park at SX980787.  (Pay n. display fee). (LOW tide 13.00). AM only.  .

23 Sep
2024

Beer Head

Meet at end of lane at SY224886. AM only.

10 Oct
2024

Powderham Church-Turf

Meet at roadside at SX971843. (HIGH Tide at 10.00)

21 Oct
2024

Emsworthy Mire Reserve, (Nr Saddle Tor, Dartmoor)

Meet at small car park at SX748761 on B3387 (Hay Tor to Widecombe road).  AM only.

7 Nov
2024

Mutters Moor, Sidmouth

Meet at Peak Hill car park at  SY109872, AM only.

 

18 Nov
2024

Parke, Nr Bovey Tracey

Meet at Nat.Park HQ car park at SX805785.Pay n. display fee if not NT member.

12 Dec
2024

Escot Park, Talaton

Meet at car park at SY082981. AM only

 

East Devon Branch Committee

East Devon Branch Committee

Chair
Alex Parsons
apar67819@gmail.com
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