Sun, 01 May|
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre
Introduction to Birdwatching Course
Join local ornithologist Michael Turner on this new 3 week course.
Time & Location
01 May 2022, 08:00 – 11:00 BST
Land of Oak & Iron Heritage Centre, Spa Well Road, A694, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon-on-Tyne NE21 6RU, UK
About the Event
Land of Oak & Iron are pleased to announce this new 3 week course on the ‘Introduction to Birdwatching’. Sundays 1st, 8th & 15th May, 8am - 11am
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 a range of different habitats including woodland, farmland, river and wetland to learn about the different bird species to be found here. If restrictions allow we will also visit the bird hide at Far Pastures.
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 at the Heritage Centre.
The average distance walked on each session will be about 2 miles. Footpaths will vary from flat paths to steep woodland tracks and steps. May be unsuitable for those with mobility issues.
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.
Includes a hot drink.
Bird Identification Course
+£1.19 service fee
3 week course: Sundays 1, 8 & 15 May, 8am - 11am
+£1.19 service fee0