Walking Tour: Birds of Brompton Cemetery
Thursday 1st Jul 2021
Join us for an early morning walk before the cemetery opens. Learn about the birds that use the cemetery throughout the year to celebrate the Centenary of the Plumage Act, which brought an end to the killing of wild birds for fashion.
Brompton's residents include green and great spotted woodpeckers, goldcrests (Europe’s smallest bird) and tawny owls. In summer they are joined by warblers such as blackcaps; in winter, by birds such as redwings. In spring and autumn other species pass through on migration.
The walk will be led by Andrew Peel who leads walks for groups including Central London RSPB, the Marylebone Birdwatching Society, and the LNHS. Participants will receive an ID chart showing the cemetery’s birds. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
Meet at 6:00am for a 6:15am start.
Eliza Phillips, one of the co-founders of the RSPB who campaigned tirelessly for the Act, is buried at Brompton Cemetery. To learn more about Eliza please book a place on our lunchtime walk.
This is a free event but we welcome your donations. Money goes directly to caring for the Royal Parks.