London Natural History Society The place for wildlife in London

London Natural History Society - The place for wildlife in London

All of the London Bird Club’s talks are listed in the full LNHS programme. For ease of reference, the season’s programme and details of the venue are listed below. For more details of the talks, including the speaker profiles, see this PDF. It also includes a huge number of wildlife events from other sections of the LNHS and other organisations with a London focus, demonstrating that London is one of the best capital cities in the world for wildlife enthusiasts.

 LBC Talks Programme: September 2019 to April 2020

Tue 17 September 2019. Quentin & Honor Phillips. Mammals & Butterflies of Borneo.
The Bornean rainforest has the highest diversity of plant and insect life in the world.

Wed 16 October 2019. Tony Wileman. When a Sparrow is not a Sparrow, the intriguing Dunnock.
The fascinating life of the often overlooked but common bird with an intriguing sex life.

Tue 12 November 2019. LBC AGM. Rob Sheldon. Unravelling Bird Migration.
Recent technological advances have led to some fascinating insights into the migratory behaviour of a wide range of species.
[Doors open at 6.00 p.m. for AGM at 6.30 p.m. Talks commences at 7 p.m. after AGM].

Wed 22. January 2020. Mark Pearson. Filey Bird Observatory: Four Seasons of Drama.
Migration never stops at this east coast hotspot - and neither does Mark in his pursuit of its wonders.

Wed 19. February 2020. David Lindo. How to be an Urban Birder.
What you need to know about birds and birding in towns and cities in the UK and overseas and a brief history of urban birding in the UK.

Wed 11 March 2020. Nigel Hicks. Wild Philippines.
Nigel summarises the essence of his book ‘Wild Philippines’, concentrating especially on some of the Philippines' many endemic species.

Fri 24 April 2020. Dominic Couzens. Birding a Local Patch.
One of the most prolific British natural history writers on the hallowed area of the ground that is the Local Patch.
[7.15 p.m. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. Gospel Oak Methodist Church. Agincourt Road, NW3 2NT. (Entrance in Lisburne Road. Entrance charge of £5 (£3 for MBS or LNHS members). Joint event with MBS. Note, not at Burgh House].

Location: Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT.

Admission: The LBC Talks are FREE. Everyone is very welcome to come along to the London Bird Club talks and bring their friends. There is no admission charge thanks to sponsorship by John Beaufoy Publishing and Jetwing Safari Camp Yala and Serendipity Retreats. Please feel free share to details with anyone who might be interested and please do Tweet this page or share it on Facebook.

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 Time: For the London Bird Club talks which start at 7pm, the doors open at 6.30pm. For the talks, it is open on all week days. However, for visiting Burgh House and the Museum, opening times are 12pm - 5pm from Wednesday to Friday and Sunday. Closed on Saturday. (NB. For the Talk that coincides with the AGM, doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start).

Burgh House

The lovely Burgh House, the venue for the LBC Talks is just a few minutes walk from Hampstead tube station on the Northern Line (not Hampstead Heath - that is the nearby Overground station).

Hampstead is a delightful village which can be explored with a lot of cafes. The Heath is just minutes away from Burgh House and can be explored in a mini nature walk.

Joint Talks with LBC and MBS
The joint MBS and LNHS talks take place at the Gospel Oak Methodist Church. Agincourt Road, NW3 2NT. Entrance in Lisburne Road. An entrance charge will apply of £5 (£3 for MBS or LNHS members). For the MBS Talks, doors open at 7.00 p.m. for 7.15 p.m.



There are other organisations who also have a brilliant programme of talks with venues in Central London (i.e. in Zone 1-2 in terms of tube/London underground zones). The key ones with bird talks are listed below.

British Ornithologists’ Club

Typically, four meetings held in calendar quarters. Nearest tubes are Victoria & St James’s Park
Talks are free. See details

Marylebone Birdwatching Society

Typically, 7 talks are held on Friday evening between September and June.
Nearest tube is Belsize Park. Also Hampstead Heath Overground.
Door charge applies. See details

RSPB Central London Local Group

Typically, 9 talks held on Thursday evenings between September and May. 
Nearest tubes are Knightsbridge, Sloane Square or South Kensington
Door charge applies. See details