Take to the skies…
Our ornithology collections consist of more than 300 mounted and stuffed specimens, cabinets holding egg collections and bird skulls.
Lectures relating to birds and their activities occur approximately 10 times a year. Recent topics have included the birds of Tibet, of SE Asia and of New Zealand, as well as the Peregrine Falcons nesting locally.
The Museum Room is dominated by a magnificent Osprey. This was shot by the Earl of Malmesbury on his Avon Estate in September 1822. Indeed, many of our finest exhibits came from the “Shooting Earl’s” private collection.
The Library contains a wide selection of Ornithology books, magazines and CDs. It is open as a Reading Room and Members’ Lending Library each Tuesday morning, and for an hour before each of our twice-weekly lectures.
Upcoming Birds events
Lecture: Life as a photojournalist27th October 2018 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Hattie Miles Hattie has been a newspaper photographer and writer for nearly thirty-five years. She’ll tell you about how her passion for photography became a career, her 24 years work as the Bournemouth Echo’s first woman photographer (rare now and even rarer then) and recent years as a freelance photographer, writer and local historian.