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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Discovering Birds by Sight, Song and their Calls in a Diversity of Habitats

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Steve Piotrowski
  • Dates: Friday 08 March 2019 to Sunday 10 March 2019
  • Level: Beginners
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £270
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £220
  • NON-RESIDENT: £170

If you enjoy watching and listening to birds but are frustrated trying to separate different species, this course will certainly develop your knowledge and confidence. Learning good fieldcraft, how to make the most of your binoculars, to understanding plumage patterns and behaviour, and listening to and learning bird sounds in the field will all help you memorise how to identity the birds and their elusive sound patterns! A good range of resident species and early migrants should be present. Weather permitting, part of the course will be based at the Flatford bird ringing site, so that we can discuss identification issues in some detail by seeing birds in close-up. The content is also appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.

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 lives in Suffolk and has been watching birds since the late 1960's. Over the years he has become one of the most experienced birders in the region and has gone on to write several literary pieces including his acclaimed 'The Birds of Suffolk'. He currently works as an environmental consultant, is an FSC Associate Tutor and also runs courses for the British Trust for Ornithology. He specialises in bird migration, was one of the founders of Landguard Bird Observatory and is a Ringing Trainer. Steve says, 'I like nothing more than to spend a day with fellow enthusiasts sharing with them my experiences of what is a wonderful hobby and hopefully hearing about some of theirs'.

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RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £270


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