Female Wigeon

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


9:00am - 3:30pm
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. This is the second and final year of the CoastLife Citizen Science project, an exciting study specially designed to survey human activities and bird responses. Gathering this information 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. Ideally, volunteers will carry out weekly surveys but monthly or ad hoc cover will be considered.

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


£2 per person (tollgate charge)

Additional booking information

Please send Agostina an email to book your place at agostina.campodonico@kentwildlife.org.uk

Suitable for

Adults, Experts, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access

Please contact us 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

Car park at Pegwell Bay and Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.



Contact us

Agostina Campodonico, Sandwich Area Contract Warden
Contact number: 07803625613