Lapwing (Darin Smith)

© Darin Smith

Learning Bird Song

Location: Bossenden Wood, London Road
Faversham, Kent, ME13 9LR
Fully booked
Why do birds sing? A fascinating insight into the world of bird sounds. Discover how to identify birds by their songs and calls.

Event details

Meeting point

Bossenden Woods, part of the Blean Woods complex near Canterbury.


8am - 1pm
A static map of Learning Bird Song

About the event

All species of bird produce unique vocalisations. This Study Day will provide a fascinating insight into the reasons why birds make the sounds they do.  Participants will be given tips on how to identify the various species by the distinctive sounds they make (songs, contact, alarm and flight calls).

A fairly early start will increase our chances of hearing a variety of species in song.  The first part of the morning will be spent at Bossenden Woods, mature oak woodland with an excellent range of resident birds including all three species of woodpecker, marsh tit, treecreeper and nuthatch.

Later in the morning by contrast we will experience the sight and sounds of wetland birds at Oare Marshes Local Nature Reserve. 

Led by Tony Swandale, Ornithologist
Suitable for beginners and improvers



Phone number

01622 662012


Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Additional booking information

Online booking preferred.

Suitable for


Know before you go


The paths are generally level with gradual slopes and a firm surface. They may be muddy in places after wet weather. The total distance walked on the day will be no more than one mile at a gentle pace with frequent stops to observe birds.

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 and telescope if you have one. Please wrap up warmly, bring extra layers and clothing suitable for all kinds of weather including walking boots and waterproofs. The paths may be wet and muddy. Please bring a drink.

Parking information

Park on the road verge next to the wood.

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012