We have a number of events in our talks schedule. If you are the vicinity of one, why not come along and find out about Wader Quest, waders and their conservation.


Talks Schedule All talks in the 2020-21 season were cancelled or postponed due to Covid-19. We hope normal service will be resumed by the 2021-22 season. Scheduled talks shown below.

Fees from talks will go to Rick Simpson, who is a self-employed speaker, and writer, and as such these fees are subject to taxation. In addition the speaker pays an annual advertising fee to Wader Quest. All talks, regardless of the title, are given by Rick and Elis Simpson with the primary intention of promoting, and raising funds for, Wader Quest. All money raised from sales, donations and subscription sign-ups resulting from these talks goes direct to Wader Quest.

October 2021

New Moon on the Wane – The Curse of the Curlews 13th @ 19.30 Bangor Bird Group, Zoom meeting.

For the Love of Waders – North West Birding Festival 16th & 17th @ 12.00 WWT Martin Mere, Fish Lane, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 0TA

Wader Quest – 27th @ 19.30 Guildford and District RSPB local group, Zoom meeting.

November 2021

Confessions of a Bird Guide – 2nd @ 19.30 Kintbury Wildlife Group / Newbury District Ornithological Society, Coronation Hall, Inkpen Road, Kintbury, Berkshire. RG17 9TX .

January 2022

Wader Quest – 5th @ 19.00 Shropshire Ornithological Society, Bayston Hill Memorial Hall, Lyth Hill Road, Bayston Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. SY3 0EW

Wader Quest – 14th @ Bexley RSPB local group, Details to follow.

February 2022

New Moon on the Wane; The Curse of the Curlews – 8th @19.45 Wigan RSPB local group, St Anne’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Shevington, Near Standish, Wigan. WN5 8BD

March 2022

Wader Quest – 5th @ 19.30 North-east Hampshire RSPB local group, St Phillip and St James Church Hall, Kings Road, Fleet, Hampshire. GU51 3AR

 A Quest for Waders – 8th @ 19.30 Lichfield RSPB local group, The Guildhall, Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. WS13 6LU.

April 2022

New Moon on the Wane — The Curse of the Curlews – 5th @ 19.30 East Lancashire Ornithological Society, Village Hall, Fence, Pendle. Full details to follow.

Wader Quest – 12th @ 19.30 Shoreham District Ornithological Society, St Peter’s Church Hall, West Street, Shoreham. BN43 5WG

Title to be decided – 22nd @ 19.30 Southport RSPB local group, Lord St West United Reform Church Hall, Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside. PR8 2BH.

Wader  Quest – 27th @ 19.30 Huntingdonshire RSPB local group, Free Church, Market Hill, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. PE27 5AL

May 2022 

Seapies, Smudgies and Tobies — The World is my Oystercatcher – 19th @ 20.00 Chorleywood RSPB local group, Florence Brown Hall, Hillside Road, Chorleywood. WD3 5AP

Seapies, Smudgies and Tobies — The World is my Oystercatcher – 26th @ 19.30 North-west Surrey RSPB local group, St Charles Borrowes School Hall, Portmore Way, Weybridge, Surrey. KT13 8JD

September 2022

A Quest for Waders – 27th @ 14.00 Gravesend RSPB local group, Masonic Hall, 25 Wrotham Road, Gravesend DA11 0PA.

Details about our talks. Please Contact Us for further details or to book a talk.