1. Workshops will take place at the following locations (see ‘Further Info’ for specific dates):

    Titchwell, Norfolk:  We spend the day at the north Norfolk coastal reserve of RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Offering a range of habitats including a sandy beach, reedbeds and shallow lagoons, autumn here is an ideal time to visit to observe up to 20 species of wading birds including curlew sandpiper, little stint and black-tailed godwit, along with a variety of ducks and geese. 

    Ynys Hir, Powys: The RSPB reserve at Ynys Hir in mid-west Wales offers a mix of Welsh oak woodland with wet grassland and saltmarshes. Our spring day workshop sees us surrounded by a carpet of spring flowers whilst birdsong fills the air. We hope to see flycatchers and redstarts emerging from their nestboxes along with breeding waders and wildfowl.

    Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire: Located on the dramatic East Yorkshire coastline, Bempton Cliffs is one of the best places in England to observe seabirds and one of the best places to learn birdwatching skills, as there are only eight target seabird species which breed here and the sheer number of birds makes learning the art of identification simple. From April to August the cliffs here are alive with nest-building adults and young chicks taking their first steps. Thousands of gannets nest on the cliffs here, making it the only mainland gannet in England; the reserve is also home to the largest kittiwake colony in mainland Britain. If we are very lucky, we may also be able to observe puffins which visit the cliffs until mid-July.

    Schedule

    Our workshops will be tailored on the day to take into account weather conditions along with recent key species sightings. We will typically begin the day at 10am when we will meet with Ashley and the rest of the group to begin our introduction to birdwatching. Throughout the day Ashley will share with us his excellent knowledge of birding and teach us techniques which we can develop into a rewarding hobby.

    As well as being a keen birder, Ashley is also an accomplished wildlife photographer and will be more than happy to give advice to those with an interest in developing their bird and wildlife photography skills. During the day we will break for lunch; we suggest bringing a picnic lunch with you so we can dine out in the field and make the most of our day in these beautiful RSPB reserves. We will continue improving our birding skills in the afternoon with the day concluding back at the meeting point at approximately 3pm. 

All prices are per person and include:

  • Services of the naturalist leader
  • RSPB reserve entrance fees

Workshops and presentations

Our Birding Days will take place at the following locations:

Titchwell, Norfolk: Wednesday 8 November 2017, Sat 20 October 2018

Ynys Hir, Powys: Tue 15 May 2018, Tue 14 May 2019

Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire: Mon 9 July 2018

Meals

No meals are included; you should bring with you a packed lunch and snacks for the day. A café is available on site at RSPB Titchwell Marsh whereas the reserves at Bempton Cliffs and Ynys Hir are limited for refreshments. 

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