Welcome to Birds of Poole Harbour's events page

View our upcoming events schedule below. Autumn/Winter events OUT NOW!

Early Autumn Migrants Ringing ID Courses at Careys Secret Garden


Saturday 6th August 6am to 9am
Wednesday 10th August 6am to 9am



Osprey Cruises

Morning and afternoon cruises running every day between
Friday 19th August and Friday 2nd September

Morning cruise 9am to 11:30am
Afternoon cruise 1pm to 3:30pm


Introduction to Birding at Careys Secret Garden

Thursday 22 September 8am to 12pm
Thursday 13 October 8am to 12pm

4-hr guided tour and ringing demonstration with exclusive access to the Carey Estate


Autumn Safari Cruises 9am to 11:30am*

Running most Wednesdays and Sundays between 14th September and 30th October. Full list of dates available here »

Autumn migration sees as a whole suite of different species push through the UK on passage, with many using Poole Harbour as a stop-off site between northern breeding grounds and milder wintering areas further south.

*later start/finish time on 2nd October (10AM to 12:30PM) due to the tides!

Bearded Tit Ringing Demonstrations 8am to 10am

Dates just announced

Tuesday 20th September
Friday 7th October
Friday 14th October
Friday 28th October

Low Tide Cruises various times

Saturday 8th October 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Monday 24th October 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Monday 7th November 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Monday 5th December 1pm to 4pm

Winter Safari Cruises 9AM to 11:30AM*

Running every Wednesday and Sunday between 13th Nov and 4th Dec, with an additional date on 14th Dec.

Experience the harbour's exceptional winter birding scene as scour the harbour in search of our hardy overwintering species.

*later start/finish time on 16th & 30th November (10AM to 12:30PM) due to the tides!

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Our events are an integral part of our work. They also form a significant source of income for our charity, and their cancellation over the last turbulent couple of years has had a big impact on our ability to conduct the important conservation and education work we pride ourselves on. If you love our events and the work our charity achieves, you can support us by donating to Birds of Poole Harbour, either as a one-off or as a regular donor. Find out more »

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