If you enjoy birds, join us for Birdwatching: Spring Arrivals to take a closer look at the species arriving here in the UK.
The Spring arrival of birds heralds a change in the season and a welcome change in the weather. On this Birdwatching: Spring Arrivals course, we will investigate where our birds come from and where they go to.
Some will stop with us for the summer others will just pass through for more Northern climes. We will look at their changing plumage and their songs and how these can be used to identify each species.
We will visit a coastal site and an inland reservoir in search of birds during our outings as well as local walks at Flatford.
About the tutor
Carl Chapman runs a wildlife tour business based in North Norfolk and has done so for the last 15 years. He runs tours around Norfolk as well as other parts of East Anglia and other parts of the UK looking at birds as well as ther wildlife. Carl also is a qualified photographer and teaches wildlife photography. He is a qualified ornithologist and also has a keen interest in cetology.
Carl is Norfolk’s Marine Mammal Recorder and works for several charities including Sea Watch Foundation, AFON (A Focus on Nature) and BDMLR (British Divers Marine Life Rescue). He also chaired the NNNS (Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists’ Society) through its 150th year and still plays an active role chairing the Liaison Committee of the Society which actively protects the county’s wildlife.
About Flatford Mill
We have four buildings that are used for visitor accommodation. Whilst most rooms are either en-suite or have a dedicated bathroom, there are some rooms in The Mill that share showers and toilets at the end of the hall. If this is un-suitable for you please make the office staff aware upon booking or as soon as possible.
Please be aware that you are visiting a Field Centre that caters in the main for school parties; the accommodation is basic and dormitory style, but warm and comfortable.
Explore our range of nature courses hosted by our engaging tutors and learn from their expertise and knowledge. Our nature experiences are a chance to meet like-minded people, a chance to unwind from everyday life, and a great opportunity to experience the UK’s glorious wildlife and the surrounding countryside of our field centres.
Check-in is between 1600-1800, if you are arriving after 1800 please advise us, so we can ensure you are advised of access codes, room key location, and room location.
You will meet the tutor at dinner, and you will have your first session after dinner.
Full board accommodation and picnic lunch is available for resident bookings only.
Refreshments are included for all, but non-resident bookings are advised to bring lunch with you.
Before You Attend
What to bring
- A field telescope and tripod if you have one.
- Subdued coloured outdoor clothing appropriate for the time of the year.
- Pen, notebook and a keen sense to learn.
- If you are a member also bring your RSPB membership card.
Opportunities to attend this course
Fri 24, May 2024 19:00 - Sun 26, May 2024 16:00