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Branch EventsProgramme & Instructions


Devon Birds and its branches hold a number of meetings throughout the year. These include indoor and outdoor Society and branch events, as well as meetings and events held in association with other groups and organisations.

A complete meetings chart for all branches is shown below.

All Devon members are welcome at any meeting organised by the Society or its branches. Many meetings are free or require only a nominal charge to cover hire costs and refreshments. Non-members are also welcome. Other meetings, such as Council meetings, may be restricted, while some, mostly those held in association with other organisations, may charge an admission fee. Every attempt has been made to make this clear in each entry. If in doubt, please contact the event organiser. Contact details are available in the Programme or in The Harrier. An email to info@devonbirds.org will normally bring a quick response from the appropriate officer.

Field meetings may be cancelled in bad weather; if in doubt, please contact the appropriate organiser.

Organisers and leaders of field meetings will take all possible precautions to ensure that the area to be visited is safe and that there are no hazards that could possibly lead to accidents. Where possible, organisers will have walked the route beforehand and will have reported any problems to the appropriate authority. 

Members should have a degree of fitness as the terrain may sometimes be rough and any member with any medical condition which might affect them during the field trip is asked to mention this in confidence to the fieldtrip leader.  For your own comfort and safety if you are joining a walk please make sure that you wear walking boots or stout shoes and check whether a drink and packed lunch is required and don't forget your waterproofs.

Full Programme


Dec 209:30 – 12:30East Devon FieldEscot Park, Talaton. Meet at car park at SY080979. Pre-booking is required. Please refer to the East Devon page for details.Map
Dec 209:30 – 13:30Mid Devon FieldMoland Common, near the village of Molland, South Molton, West Exmoor. Winter raptors and fine walking country. Meet at the London Inn, next to the church in Molland, EX36 3NG. Grid ref: SS807283. We will then drive on and walk the common for the morning. Leader Nick Armstrong.Map
Dec 1309:00 – 12:00South Devon FieldExminster Marshes. Meet at the RSPB car park just over the bridge. Leaders Sara & Nick D'Agorne. Anyone wishing to take part should contact Jeff Hacon (email: jeff.hacon@devonbirds.org) by 10th December.Map
Dec 1410:00 – 14:00Plymouth FieldSt Johns Lake and River Lynher for waders and gulls. Meet on Marine Drive in Torpoint (SX438547). Move to Wacker Quay later for walk along the Lynher and back to St Johns Lake for the high water. (Possibly muddy walk along river bank). Leader Doug Herdson. Mobile: 07910 078599.Map

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