Learning Bird Sounds
Dunkirk, Faversham, Kent, ME13 9LR
About the event
All species of bird produce unique vocalisations. This study day will provide a fascinating insight into the reasons why birds make the sounds they do. Participants will be given tips on how to identify the various species by the distinctive sounds they make (songs, contact, alarm and flight calls).
A fairly early start will increase our chances of hearing a variety of species in song. The first part of the morning will be spent at Bossenden Woods, mature oak woodland with an excellent range of resident birds including all three species of woodpecker, marsh tit, treecreeper and nuthatch.
Later in the morning by contrast we will experience the sight and sounds of wetland birds at Oare Marshes Local Nature Reserve.
Suitable for birders of all abilities who wish to improve their identification skills and knowledge of birds.
Led by Tony Swandale, Ornithologist
Please note that there are no toilets at either site. There will be an opportunity for a comfort stop on the way to Oare Marshes.
Phone number01622 662012
PriceStandard fee: £35 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.
Additional booking informationPlease make every effort to turn up on time. Arrive at 7:45 am for a prompt 8 am start.
The study day will go ahead unless informed otherwise and will normally only be cancelled in exceptional circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or change in the arrangements the course leader will inform participants, usually by phone, a minimum of one hour before the scheduled start time.
Know before you go
The paths are generally level with gradual slopes and a firm surface. They will be muddy in places after wet weather. The total distance covered will be about one mile at each site at a gentle pace with frequent stops to observe birds.
Wheelchair accessNot wheelchair accessible
What to bring
Binoculars and telescope if you have one. Please wrap up warmly, bring extra layers and clothing suitable for all kinds of weather including walking boots and waterproofs. The paths may be wet and muddy.
Please provide your own refreshments.