The South East Essex Local Group supports the RSPB in carrying out the Society's objectives in the Thames Estuary area. Those objectives include: promoting the conservation of wild birds and their habitats, informing and involving the RSPB's members in conservation issues, developing policies and practical actions to protect important wildlife habitats and working with central and local government to create and implement solutions to conservation problems.
On our website you will find lots of information on caring for wild birds and watching birds. Our latest sightings page is updated regularly and has details of birds that have been reported to us by visitors to our website, we are always very pleased to hear of any bird sightings and they will be gratefully received. During our season, which runs from May through to September, we have many events such as indoor lectures, field walks and coach trips that you would be more than welcome to join - take a look at our calendar of events page for details of all of these and more.
We have a very active, lively and friendly local group and we are always looking to recruit new members and would welcome anyone wishing to join us. Please contact us to find out how you can get involved and how to help us raise funds to contribute directly to projects undertaken by the RSPB so that we can support our local and national wildlife and protect our green spaces.
Friday 24th May 10.00am: Lady Essex Seal and Wildlife Trip Departs from Wallasea Marina and Burnham Town Quay 10 minutes later. The trip enters a system of narrow shallow creeks where again we expect to see good numbers of Waders as well as birds of prey if we are lucky. We will then arrive at a large seal colony where we will be able to get very close views and there will be some excellent opportunities for photographs. Reserve your seat by calling 01702 258666, All tickets £20.00, Sorry but due to the nature of the wildlife trips we are unable to accept the Under fives or dogs.
Click here for a list of all future events.
Please note that most of the above events are very dependant on good weather. Due to the fact that the weather forecast occasionally turns out to be incorrect we usually wait until the morning to get an real idea of the conditions. If the weather is very bad the walk or event is liable to be cancelled at very short notice. Obviously this in not something that we can warn people about so please use your own judgement. This does not apply to the South East Essex RSPB coach trips - we go whatever the weather!