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
Birds, Beaks & Feathers20th May 2017 at 14.30pm
Zoology Lecture, Speaker: Jonathan MacGowan, Exploring anatomy of Birds
Nature in Springtime28th March 2017 at 7.30pm
A lecture by Jonathan McGowan. Continuing the “theme” of seasonal happenings from the natural world, especially locally. Our events are open to everyone. Visiting non-members, please support our charity by leaving a donation on your visit, or why not become a member of our Society?