2024 conference

The 2024 Essex Birdwatching Society Conference takes place on Saturday 23rd March at Writtle University College and the theme is 'Birds and Birding - past, present & future'.

As with previous conferences, this will be a full day event with six speakers, display stands, a raffle with some great prizes and a light lunch, all included in the excellent value ticket price of just £25 per person. We are currently finalising all of the details which will be published in due course.

Viking Optical, EBwS' preferred optics partner, are sponsoring the conference and have kindly donated a pair of their top of the range 8x42 Osprey binoculars (rrp £499) and a pair of 8x42 Kestrel binoculars (rrp £259) as raffle prizes. Viking stock a huge range of quality binoculars, scopes and accessories from leading manufacturers including Swarovski, Zeiss and Leica, as well as their own range of great value optics. Products can be fully tested at their showroom in Halesworth,Suffolk (IP19 8EN) where exclusive discounts are available to EBwS members*.

If you're interested in attending next year's conference, please email info.ebws@gmail.com with your name and how many tickets you require. You'll then be placed on a priority booking list, with the opportunity to buy your tickets 48 hours before they go on general sale.

Delegate numbers will be limited, and with Society events becoming more and more popular registering your interest is the best way of guaranteeing your place. We look forward to seeing you in March...

* Simply quote your EBwS membership number instore to qualify for discount. If you don't know your membership number you can request it by emailing info.ebws@gmail.com