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Old Tuesday 1st January 2019, 09:53   #1
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Old Saturday 5th January 2019, 11:37   #2
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Thanks Andy - first list will be up on Tuesday 8th.
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Old Tuesday 8th January 2019, 14:27   #3
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Just a short list to get us going this year. Back to full two week service next week.

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Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 8/1
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 12/1
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 13/1
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 13/1

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...ration/events/

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Old Thursday 10th January 2019, 11:46   #4
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Just found a better link for RSPB events:

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx
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Old Monday 21st January 2019, 10:18   #5
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Arghh - only two weeks in and I'm late already!

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Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 19/1
Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 20/1
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 20/1
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 22/1
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 26/1
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 26/1
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 26/1
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 27/1
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 27/1
WWT Washington, Washington, 27/1

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Space Coast Birding & Wildllife Festival, Titusville, FL, 1/23-28

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Old Wednesday 30th January 2019, 11:20   #6
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Next batch for you:

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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 2/2
Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 3/2
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 3/2
North Cave Wetlands - In Focus, Brough, 3/2
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 5/2
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 9/2
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 10/2

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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High Plains Snow Goose Festival, Lamar, CO, 2/7-10
San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2/8-10

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Old Tuesday 12th February 2019, 10:27   #7
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Another list of places to try and buy:

UK & Ireland

Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 16/2
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 17/2
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 17/2
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 19/2
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 23/2
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 23/2
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 23/2
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 24/2
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich, 24/2
WWT Washington, Washington, 24/2

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas, TX, 2/22-24

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Old Tuesday 26th February 2019, 10:44   #8
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Some new days out to enjoy:

UK & Ireland

Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 2/3
Nene Wetlands Visitor Centre, Rushden, 2/3
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 3/3
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 3/3
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 5/3
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 9/3
Potteric Carr Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Doncaster, 9/3
The Practical Astronomy Show, Kettering, 9/3
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 10/3
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 10/3

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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San Diego Bird Festival, San Diego, CA, 2/28-3/3
Monte Vista Crane Festival, Monte Vista, CO, 3/8-10

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Old Tuesday 12th March 2019, 10:25   #9
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Next couple of weeks events:

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Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 16/3
Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 16/3
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 17/3
College Lake Wildlife Centre, Tring, 17/3
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 17/3
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 19/3
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 23/3
Attenborough Nature Centre, Attenborough, 23/3
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 24/3
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, Retford, 24/3
WWT Washington, Washington, 24/3
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 27/3
Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Fareham, 27/3

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Nebraska Crane Festival, Kearney, NE, 3/21-24

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Old Tuesday 26th March 2019, 10:41   #10
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Sun's out, bins out. And scopes of course including the new MM4 77. We are now taking pre-orders for this scope with delivery expected mid-April in Europe, early May in the US.

UK & Ireland

Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 30/3
Spurn Bird Observatory, Kilnsea, 31/3
Focalpoint Optics, Antrobus, 4/4
North Cave Wetlands, Brough, 7/4
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 7/4
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 9/4

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Old Monday 1st April 2019, 15:43   #11
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Missed one out:

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Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 6/4
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Old Thursday 11th April 2019, 11:22   #12
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New week, new list albeit a few days late!

UK & Ireland

Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 9/4
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 13/4
Spurn Point, Kilnsea, 13/4
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 14/4
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 14/4
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 20/4
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 21/4
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 21/4
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 23/4

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Galveston Featherfest, Galveston, TX, 4/11-14
Cape May Optics Sale, Cape May, NJ, 4/13-14 **

** This event is specifically for shifting discounted optics so some great bargains to be had. There are a number of end of line Opticron models that forum member FrankD will be happy to demonstrate and sell.

Examples include:

$100 off Natura BGA ED, Verano BGA HD and Countryman BGA HD binoculars, $150 off DBA VHD binoculars

Enjoy!

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Old Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 16:35   #13
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Next lot for your enjoyment.

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WWT Arundel, Arundel, 23/4
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 27/4
Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Fareham, 27/4
Focus Optics - Spring Birdfair, Coventry, 27/4
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 27/4
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich, 28/4
WWT Washington, Washington, 28/4
Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 4/5
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 5/5
Abberton Reservoir Nature Reserve, Colchester, 5/5
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 7/5

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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The Biggest Week In American Birding, Oak Harbor, OH, 5/4-12

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Old Wednesday 8th May 2019, 13:36   #14
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The Biggest Week rolls on the US, it is the Wadden Vogelfestival in the Netherlands and there are a few for the UK too including the first Pensthorpe Bird & Wildlife Fair:

UK & Ireland

Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 7/5
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 11/5
Chesil Beach Centre Dorset WT, Portland, 11/5
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 12/5
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 12/5
Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 18/5
Norfolk Bird & Wildlife Fair, Pensthorpe, 18-19/5
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 19/5
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 21/5

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

Netherlands

Wadden Vogelfestival, De Cocksdorp, 11-12/5

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The Biggest Week In American Birding, Oak Harbor, OH, 5/4-12
Great Salt Lake Birding Festival, Farmington, UT, 5/17-18

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Sounds like Pensthorpe was a success - over 2,000 visitors across 2 days. Here's the next rather small batch of events:

UK & Ireland

WWT Arundel, Arundel, 21/5
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 25/5
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 26/5
WWT Washington, Washington, 26/5
Lockley Lodge, Haverfordwest, 1/6
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 2/6
North Cave Wetlands - In Focus, Brough, 2/6
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 4/6

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Old Tuesday 4th June 2019, 13:18   #16
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Next little lot for you:

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Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 4/6
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 8/6
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 9/6
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 11/6
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 16/6
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 16/6
College Lake Wildlife Centre, Tring, 16/6
North Yorkshire County Show, Bedale, 16/6

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Old Thursday 20th June 2019, 12:09   #17
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Here ya go - only a couple of days late!

UK & Ireland

Leeds Birdfair, Rodley, 22/6
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 22/6
Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich, 23/6
WWT Washington, Washington, 23/6
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 29/6
Lockley Lodge, Haverfordwest, 29/6
Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve, Fareham, 29/6
Spurn Bird Observatory In Focus, Kilnsea, 30/6
Spurn Bird Observatory In Focus, Kilnsea, 30/6
Highland Game Fair, Moy Estate, 2/7

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Old Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 12:37   #18
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Skelton Show, Penrith, 6/7
Birds of Poole Harbour, Poole, 6/7
WWT Caerlaverock, Caerlaverock, 7/7
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 7/7
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 9/7
Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve, Skegness, 10/7
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 13/7
Great Eccleston Show, Preston, 13/7
Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 14/7
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 14/7
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 16/7

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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Busy time of year with all the northern UK country fairs, London Wildlife Festival and Birdfair all coming up in the next month.

UK & Ireland

WWT Arundel, Arundel, 16/7
Penrith Show, Penrith, 20/7
Coniston Country Fair, Coniston, 21/7
Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre, Houghton le Spring, 21/7
Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve, Sevenoaks, 21/7
Portland Bird Observatory, Portland, 27/7
WWT Washington, Washington, 28/7
WWT Llanelli, Llanelli, 28/7
Black Isle Show, Muir of Ord, 31/7
Highland Game Fair, Moy Estate, 2/8
Dawlish Warren NNR, Dawlish Warren, 3/8
North Cave Wetlands - In Focus, Brough, 4/8
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 4/8
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 8/8
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Rye, 10/8
Dalston Show, Dalston, 10/8
Stanpit Marsh Nature Reserve, Christchurch, 11/8
Hauxley Nature Reserve, Alnwick, 11/8
Blashford Lakes, Ringwood, 13/8
Rydal Sheepdog Trials, Ambleside, 15/8
London Wildlife Festival, Walthamstow, 9-11/8 - https://www.londonwildlifefest.com
Birdfair, Oakham, 16-18/8 - https://birdfair.org.uk
Lakeland Country Fair, Torver, 18/8
Low Barns Nature Reserve, Bishop Auckland, 18/8
WWT Arundel, Arundel, 20/8
Egton Show, Egton, 21/8

http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-...strations.aspx

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