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Discovering British Birds Evening Course

Discover Britain’s birds during a series of fun and interactive evening classes

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About the event

During a series of evening classes, learn how to confidently identify Britain’s birds by sight and sound, or add to your knowledge with lots of hints and tips.

Enjoy evening presentations using high quality images and sound.  Species will be compared and identified by plumage, size, shape, and sound as we discover Britain’s birds. 

The titles below are to be used as a guide only, and sessions will merge into one another dependent skill levels and discussion in the group.

Class 1: Introduction to bird identification and beginning with wildfowl.

Class 2: Waterbirds

Class 3: Gulls & Terns

Class 4: Waders

Class 5: Gamebirds & Raptors

Class 6: Little Brown Jobs

By the end of the course it is expected that you will have:

  • Gained confidence in identifying Britain’s birds.
  • Learned new skills to help identify Britain’s birds.
  • Gained an understanding of the birding year and when is the best time to see certain species.

This six week evening course runs from Friday 18th October to Friday 29th November (excluding 8th November) from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.  It is suitable for beginners and improvers.

Led by Simon Ginnaw, Ornithologist.  Simon has been birding for over 20 years, regularly undertakes bird surveys, is an international birdwatching guide, and teaches a number of bird-related courses.


Phone number

01622 662012


The cost for this six week course is £75 per person

Know before you go


Guide dogs only
Only guide dogs are allowed on the reserve. Dogs are allowed in the car park and picnic area on a lead.


Picnic area

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012