Bird Soc


Welcome Freshers!

The bird society will introduce you to a range bird species both on and off campus. All are welcome whether you are already an expert or are just interested in learning more about the birds you see around Reading.

Even if you've never held a pair of binoculars in your life, there will be something for you!

We're hosting loads of activities to suit everyone including:

  • Regular walks around campus to enjoy and appreciate the wildlife around us (including dawn chorus and owl walks)
  • Trips to local nature reserves e.g. Wildlife trusts, London WWT(Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust), Dinton Pastures
  • Trips to Living rainforest and Hawk conservancy
  • Bird photography competition
  • Bird-ringing events
  • Hawk talks
  • Bird film and quiz night socials
  • Possible falconry displays

Upcoming events:

  • Harris Gardens Walk 24th September 4pm  
  • Lake Walk                  27th September 2pm

We are also affiliated with the Berkshire Ornithological club, an external group of avid birders who have given us the option of offering you joint membership with them and the option to take part in the regular meetings they hold in the Palmer building on campus. This membership offer is at a discounted rate so not only would you get access to the events we hold, you will also be able to attend talks with the BOC with no extra charge.

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  • Bird Soc Student Membership£5.15
  • Bird Soc Non-student Membership£7.65
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