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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Recognising Birds by Sight and Sound: Especially for Improvers

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Steve Piotrowski
  • Dates: Friday 22 March 2019 to Sunday 24 March 2019
  • Level: Intermediate
  • NON-RESIDENT: £170

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please follow the link for B&B contact details /media/872062/2016-bb-leaflet.pdf. The non-resident price includes evening meal and packed lunch.



This course is for anyone who feels fairly confident that they know their garden and woodland birds, and would like more experience of less frequently encountered species. You will improve your fieldcraft and spend time listening to, and learning, bird sounds in the field to help you memorise their elusive sound patterns! We will visit different habitats including Breckland, Heathland and Reedbeds to try to track down species such as Woodlark, Stone Curlew, Dartford Warbler, Cetti's Warbler and Bearded Tit. 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 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.

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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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