Female Widgeon

Bird ID and CoastLife Citizen Science training

Location: Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust, Guildford Road, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9PF
Learn how to identify birds and become part of the CoastLife team of volunteers

Event details

Meeting point

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust Guilford Rd, Sandwich Bay, Sandwich CT13 9PF


A static map of Bird ID and CoastLife Citizen Science training

About the event

Sandwich & Pegwell Bay NNR is host to very special and unique habitats and the wildlife associated with it. The site is very popular with visitors, but an increase in recreational activities has had an impact on wildlife.

We want to improve the way we protect our shoreline birds and to do so we need to better understand how human activities affect bird behaviour and populations. We have started an exciting long-term study to survey these human activities and bird responses. This will enable us to move forward with protecting the area and with finding ways for people and wildlife to co-exist.

We are looking for nature lovers who would like to make a real difference to wildlife by monitoring birds and visitor impacts on the reserve.

This training session will consist of a classroom workshop focusing on bird identification and survey methodology and a trip to Pegwell Bay to put your new skills into practice.


Phone number

07803 625613


This is a free event.

Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go

Wheelchair access

Please contact us using the details below to share any accessibility needs.

Hearing loop

Please contact us using the details below to share any accessibility needs.

What to bring

Binoculars or telescope if you have one. Please wrap up warmly, bring extra layers and clothing suitable for all kinds of weather including waterproofs. Please bring a drink and lunch with you.

Parking information

There is parking space available at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.



Contact us

Agostina Campodonico, Sandwich Area Contract Warden
Contact number: 07803625613