The RSPB Hitchin and Letchworth Local Group (which covers Royston) is run by volunteers for people who are interested in birds and nature conservation.

I am Group Leader for the RSPB Hitchin and Letchworth Local Group. Our indoor meetings are held (usually) on the first Friday of the month at "The Settlement", Nevells Road, Letchworth SG6 4UB, commencing at 7.30pm between September and May. Each meeting incorporates a talk from a highly respected speaker: almost invariably these talks are of a very high quality. Additionally we run coach trips, usually on the 3rd Sunday of the month, to reserves and areas of high birdwatching interest in East Anglia, the South East and the Midlands. Our Annual Subscription for adults from September 2018 will be £14.00 and each coach trip will cost £15.50. Meetings are open to non-members: visitors to indoor meetings will be admitted on payment of a £3.00 fee. We are involved with raising money for the RSPB in a variety of other ways. The Group's web site, sponsored by the RSPB, gives details of our activities: click on the following link to find out what we've been up to!

RSPB Hitchin and Letchworth Local Group web site

Latest Field Trip

Our first coach trip of the year (and the first with a new coach company, 'Three Star' of Luton) took us to Cley NWT when, on a warm and largely sunny day, we enjoyed ourselves walking around the reserve. As well as the expected water birds we saw skeins of pink-footed geese arriving, common scoters on the sea and gannets, an arctic skua and (mainly) sandwich terns flying over the sea. A good selection of waders included spotted redshank and quite a few butterflies and dragonflies were still very active. Not surprisingly few seals were seen from the beach but a definite surprise, and the best sighting of the day (seen by a lucky few), was of an otter!

To view our trip list click on the following link.

Cley September 2018

 Our programme of events for the current 2018-19 season can be accessed as a PDF file by clicking on the following link:

Local Group Programme 2018-19 

Our most recent (April 2018) newsletter can be accessed using the link below:

Newsletter April 2018

and finally you can find out more about the RSPB by visiting their web site:

RSPB Main Website

The RSPB is a registered charity (no 207076).