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.
Know before you go
Wheelchair accessPlease 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.