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
Field Meeting: Down Farm27th May 2018 at 10.30am-3.30pm
DOWN FARM Field Meeting ST 999 149 Leadr : Bryan Popple Field Trip to look at Archaeology, Botany, History, Wildlife ecology, conservation etc. Turn off the A354 signposted Wimborne St Giles. Continue a short distance along this road. Take the tarmac lane on the right (signposted ‘Down Farm’). The farm is past the cottages on […]
Lecture: Wildlife Photography16th June 2018 at 2.30pm
Speaker. David Bailey David is a world class wildlife photographer based in Wales. He has won a number of awards and contributed to progammes such as ‘Springwatch’ and written for ‘The Countryman” magazine.
Birding on the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic2nd June 2018 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Keith Betton Keith is vice-President of the BTO, was President of the Africa Bird Club (at 23), the ABTA spokesman with over 1000 TV appearances, has clocked up over 2 million miles birding over 8,000 species. This is the first time he has agreed to give a talk on some of his trips.