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Discovering British Birds Online Evening Course

Location: Online, In your home
Discover Britain’s birds during a series of fun and interactive evening online classes

Event details

Meeting point

Online session, hosted by Simon Ginnaw, , Ornithologist (joining instructions will be emailed two days before the event)


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About the event

Studying bird behaviour is one of the most fascinating aspects of watching birds and can boost your enjoyment and birdwatching skills.  This online course will provide an introduction to the various different forms and aspects of bird behaviour, identify specific types of behaviour that are characteristic of certain species and family groups, and help you be a better birder through the awareness these behaviours.

Course outline:

Class 1: The Hunters & The Hunted Part 1

Class 2: The Hunted & The Hunted Part 2

Class 3: Bringing Life Into The World

Class 4: Life & Death

Class 5: Feeding & Movement

Class 6: Movement & Movement

Class 7: Migration & Navigation

Class 8: Migration & Distribution

Each evening will take roughly 1.5 to 2 hours, and will consist of interactive discussions and a 1 hour presentation using photos, illustrations, videos and sounds to bring the fascinating subjects alive.  Therefore, participants viewing the sessions on a large screen will get maximum benefits of the use of different media.  Hand-outs will be issued via email throughout the course.

We recommend having with you the following items:

  • Notebook & pen
  • Headphones
  • Refreshments (time will be allowed for a break)

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

  • Gained confidence in identifying Britain’s birds and the birding year with improved behavioural knowledge.
  • Gain an understanding of each families’ distinctive behaviours
  • Gain an understanding of how certain behaviours will benefit a species within the habitats they have adapted to live in.

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.

A few late starter tickets are available at a discounted rate. For more information, please email studydays@kentwildife.org.uk or click here to book online via the Eventbrite page




Phone number

01622 662012


The cost for this 8 week course is £94.50 per person
Dates: 9th,16th, 23rd & 30th October, 13th, 20th, 27th November, & 4th December 2020

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Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012