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Taw & Torridge Branch Indoor Meetings - updated

Posted September 2nd at 5:16 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

The Taw & Torridge Branch are restarting Indoor Meetings at the Castle Centre, Barnstaple. Start times are :7.30pm. Details for the remainder of 2022 and beginning of 2023 are:

8th November - Philip Marlow, African Game Parks are not just the Big 5

13th December - John Walters, the Secret Life of the Long-tailed Tit

10th January 2023 - Emma Scotney, An Introduction to Bats

14th February - James Fentom, Plovers of St Helena: A study

14th March - Stephen Powels, Tawny Owls

11th April - Ian Gaspar, Bird behaviour: an illustrated talk


Online petition

Posted November 24th at 3:19 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

Devon Birds have been advised about a petition to 'Limit the shooting season of Woodcock'. If you would like more information please read the Blog at If you wish to sign the petition please go to

Mid Devon Branch AGM

Posted November 24th at 3:12 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

The Mid Devon Branch AGM will be held on 7th December 2022 following the field meet at Exminster Marshes and the Christmas lunch at the Swans Nest.

Taw & Torridge Branch visit to Exe Estuary and Bowling Green Marsh

Posted November 16th at 11:12 am in Events by Mike Daniels

Please be advised that the planned Taw & Torridge Branch outdoor meeting to the Exe Estuary and Bowling Green Marsh has been moved from 13th December to 19th December. Full details under the Branch Programme. Please inform Kevin Wigley ( if you are planning to attend

Annual Draw

Posted November 8th at 4:06 pm in Events by Mike Daniels

Results of the 2022 Annual Draw

1st Prize      £200        Mr J Yeoman

2nd Prize     £75          Mr R Aley

3rd Prize      2 x tickets for Lundy    Mr S Mills

4th Prize      2 x tickets for Devon Birds trip to Lundy 2023   Mr B Coulson

5th Prize      Framed photo of 2 Peregrines     Mrs L Barker

6th Prize      Framed photo of a Black Tailed Godwit   Mrs R Wells

7th Prize      Framed photo of a Nightjar     Mr & Mrs K Murray



Posted November 5th at 4:31 pm in Events by Tony Utting

Please see the link below for the latest edition of our newsletter


newsletter issue 6

Plymouth Branch – Soar & Starehole Valley for Migrants

Posted October 23rd at 9:10 am in Plymouth Branch by Tony Utting

Please open the link below to download a report of the Plymouth Branch trip to Soar and Starehole Valley, looking for migrants


Soar and Starehole valley report

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