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

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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

The weather gods were with us as we were joined by our friends from the RSPB Stevenage Local Group on an almost full 57 seater coach for the trip to RSPB Dungeness and Dungeness National Nature Reserves. We spent four hours at the RSPB reserve, where highlights included no fewer than seven cattle egrets, as well as up to five great white egrets. Cetti's warblers were seen and (more often) heard and other passerines included a migrating ring ouzel, stonechats and a blackcap. In 'shirtsleeves' weather we also encountered lots of insects, including small copper, painted lady and brimstone butterflies and southern and migrant hawker dragonflies. A fox was seen and, as usual, tree sparrows were to be found at the house by the entrance to the reserve. A short visit to the coastal National Nature Reserve produced a good variety of gulls, including kittiwakes and Mediterranean gulls, at 'The Patch', where several gannets were also encountered. By the time we left for home we had seen an impressive 82 bird species - a great day was had by all!
Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/hitchinandletchworth/reports/460323/#efGecWKS4O0KgFP2.99


The weather gods were with us as we were joined by our friends from the RSPB Stevenage Local Group on an almost full 57 seater coach for the trip to RSPB Dungeness and Dungeness National Nature Reserves. We spent four hours at the RSPB reserve, where highlights included no fewer than seven cattle egrets, as well as up to five great white egrets. Cetti's warblers were seen and (more often) heard and other passerines included a migrating ring ouzel, stonechats and a blackcap. In 'shirtsleeves' weather we also encountered lots of insects, including small copper, painted lady and brimstone butterflies and southern and migrant hawker dragonflies. A fox was seen and, as usual, tree sparrows were to be found at the house by the entrance to the reserve. A short visit to the coastal National Nature Reserve produced a good variety of gulls, including kittiwakes and Mediterranean gulls, at 'The Patch', where several gannets were also encountered. By the time we left for home we had seen an impressive 82 bird species - a great day was had by all!

 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).