Get More from Your Birdwatching
About the event
This course covers aspects of good field craft, bird finding and identification, and there will also be a detailed look at birdwatching in Kent.
There will be a discussion on binoculars and telescopes - why some are much better suited to birdwatching than others and there will be an opportunity to try them out.
Field guides and other identification aids (digital, audio and video) will also be discussed as well as other topics such as bird photography, digi-scoping, record keeping and birdwatching etiquette.
The morning session will be spent indoors covering a variety of topics, including those listed above, with a morning break. Drinks can be purchased in the Visitor Centre café.
After lunch there will be a walk around the reserve with its excellent viewing hides, putting into practice some of the topics covered in the morning session whilst generally assisting participants with bird identification.
Led by Tony Swandale, formerly East Kent Area Warden for Kent Wildlife Trusts.
Suitable for beginners and improvers
Know before you go
Wheelchair accessWheelchair accessible
What to bring
Notebook, pencil, packed lunch and drink (café at visitor centre), suitable clothing/footwear for the weather/conditions, binoculars (if you don't have any, some are available to borrow if reserved in advance).