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: Birds of Poole Harbour including the Reintroduction of the Osprey Project19th February 2019 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Paul Morton Paul Morton, heads ‘birdsofpooleharbour’, who now have a shop on Poole Quay, organise boat trips for the public and school children, and do so much to preserve, indeed improve, Poole Harbour and conserve its beauty and wildlife. He will be talking about the wildlife of the Harbour, and also, in conjunction with […]
Lecture: Mysteries of Bird Migration9th March 2019 at 2.30pm
Speaker: Dominic Couzens As part of ‘Science Week’ with this year’s theme being ‘Journeys’, we welcome Dominic who has studied bird migration for 30 years. Dominic is a prolific author and columnist of British birds. He will include the most recent information about migration including using ringing and micro-chips.