SOG Events

SOG runs a full calendar of indoor and outdoor events and all are welcome. The indoor talks cover a range of topics from local patches, foreign bird trips, conservation and the occasional interactive one such as demonstrations of BTO Birdtrack and bird drawing tips. They have been expanded to add more dates and run from January to April and again from September to November. Outdoor walks occur throughout the year where leaders will guide around sites and reserves.

Outdoor Events

The group has around 25 field trips a year and all are welcome. These trips are informal and fun and a good way to socialise with other birders. The leader/s can show the bird life throughout the year, help with identification and give fieldcraft tips and, if required, use of a telescope. It is a chance to visit a variety of sites around the county, and sometimes further afield,  to view the wonderful bird life we have along with other wildlife such as butterflies and dragonflies.

It is always advisable to bring sufficient food and drink and appropriate clothing and footwear on all field events.  Attendees are asked not to bring dogs.  Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  The itinerary of the meeting may be altered by the leader on the day. Attendees are requested to read the Health and Safety information as published in Bulletin no. 128.  A copy can be obtained from the Hon Secretary.  Additional information about the field events can be obtained from leaders or Gi Grieco. Tel. 07951 482547.

For a full list of  Outdoor Events, click here.

Indoor Events

All meetings will commence at 7.30 pm.  Admission charge – £3.00 (excluding AGM which is free). Additional information on the Indoor Programme can be obtained from Adam Gretton. Tel. 01473 829156.

Our indoor events are at one of two venues:

  • in Ipswich:  at the University of Suffolk building on the waterfront (near the question mark).  Details of parking and the exact location can be found here:  SOG – UOS Venue
  • in Stowmarket:  at The Cedars Hotel, Needham Road, IP14 2AJ – conveniently just a couple of minutes from the A14

For a full list of  Indoor Events, click here.

Click here for SOG Programme Card 2019

Importing the SOG calendar

If you never want to miss a SOG event again, you can use the link below to import the SOG Events calendar into whichever Calendar application you use:

For example, if using the Calendars application on an iMac, simply click on File – New Calendar Subscription and paste the above URL into the window that appears.