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: Wildlife of Brownsea Island9th July 2019 at 7.30pm
Speaker: Nicki Tutton Most of our nature locations are summer or winter destinations, Brownsea is all year round. Winter is full of waders, the most avocets and spoonbills in the UK. Summer is ideal for best close up views of terns and red squirrels. This is a ‘magical’ place in Poole Harbour, with connotations of […]
Science WeekMarch 6, 2019
British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths held from 8-17 March 2019. This year’s theme is ‘journeys’ and the BNSS has organised three special adult education lectures around this topic. Lectures are open to all, so if you’re naturally inquisitive and interested in the natural sciences, please feel free […]