Bird Identification and WeBS
Participants will develop skills in visual identification of common species and move through to songs and calls as well, increasing confidence levels in the group to accurately identify birds. Focusing on wetland birds, the group will visit a range of appropriate sites in the area to develop identification skills, learn how to count birds and develop a better understanding of the Wetland Bird Survey. The course will involve many outdoor sessions with plenty of opportunities to observe birds in their natural habitats and put what you have learnt into practice! Formal taught sessions will help reinforce the learning. Common species are encountered at all our venues, but each has a specific focus and may include local specialities. As a group you will also focus on the BTO’s Wetland Birds Survey (WeBS).
Bring a friend!
If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.
Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.
Steve Piotrowski is one of the most experienced birders in Suffolk and author of the acclaimed ‘The Birds of Suffolk’. He is an environmental consultant working mainly on ways of increasing the populations of threatened and protected species such as Barn Owl, Turtle Dove and Tree Sparrow. He has worked as an Associate Tutor with FSC at Flatford Mill for over 10 years and also runs bird watching courses at other destinations around the world. £250 resident £170 non-resident To make a booking, or for more information on fees for the courses listed above, please contact Anne Cotton – email [email protected] or tel: 01786 458021. For information on course content and venues please contact Nick Moran – email [email protected] or tel: 01842 750 050. Please note the fees advertised above are for non-professionals attending the course and are subsidised by BTO. If you wish to attend any of these courses through your company, please contact Nick or Anne to discuss further. BTO The Nunnery Thetford Norfolk IP24 2PU Email: [email protected] www.bto.org/training
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