Sun, 23 Oct|
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre
Introduction to Bird Watching Course
Join local ornithologist Michael Turner on this 3 week course. Based on three field trips into the Lower Derwent Valley. We will visit all the different habitats including woodland, farmland, river and wetland to learn about the different bird species.
Time & Location
23 Oct 2022, 08:30 – 11:30
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, A694, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6RU, UK
About the Event
3 week course on the ‘Introduction to Birdwatching’.
Sundays 9th, 16th & 23rd October 2022, 8.30am – 11.30am
Situated in the Lower Derwent Valley this section of the Land of Oak & Iron is a mixed landscape of woodland, meadows, riverside and historic monuments.
Local ornithologist and naturalist Michael Turner will deliver this detailed course based on three field trips into the Lower Derwent Valley. Each session will begin and end at the Heritage Centre, Winlaton Mill.
We will visit and explore a range of different habitats including woodland, farmland, river and wetland to learn about the different bird species. We will also visit the bird hides at Far Pastures and Thornley Woodlands.
The course will cover the following:
Bird identification, both by sight and sound
Bird behaviour and structure
Equipment, binoculars, telescopes and field guides.
Information on national and local bird clubs and societies. How to partake in bird surveys.
Each session will begin with an overview of that day’s field trip and end with an informal Q&A and discussion over tea or coffee.
The average disance walked on each session will be about 2 miles. Footpaths will vary from flat paths to steep woodland tracks and steps. Please bring binoculars if you have them and dress appropriately with stout footwear, waterproofs may be necessary depending on the weather. Sorry, no dogs please.
Tickets £47.50 per person for the 3 week course and includes a tea/cofee at each session.
Introduction to Bird Watching
Hot drink£47.50Tax: Tax included+£1.19 service fee