Spring Birdsong for beginners - Sunday 23 April - FULLY BOOKED

23 April 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

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Event details

23 April 2017 - 9:00am - 1:00pm

Improve your skills in bird identification concentrating particularly on bird sounds. A variety of techniques & technology will be used. With local ornithologist Edward Jackson.

The workshop is suitable for anyone with a general interest in birds and birding, or for someone who needs to be familiar with bird sounds for professional reasons too.

Most of the time will be spent in the woods where Edward will explain how best to identify birds from the sounds they make. This will be complemented by a short presentation back at the Green Oak Centre, both to set the scene and review the day’s experiences.

Edward will use a variety of techniques and technology to help consolidate your learning. In the field he will use smartphone apps to instantly play recordings of the birds you hear, so that you can really grasp the sound patterns (though not loud enough to disturb the real birds!).

All of this (together with a short quiz) will mean that you’ll leave with your memory banks nicely full and some experience of how to identify and remember all those sounds for the next time.

Please bring:
Binoculars if you have them although some will be available to borrow from the Centre
A notepad and pen
A smart phone if you have one
A camera if you wish
A packed lunch for after the course if you need one.

Please wear clothing suitable for the weather, and stout footwear.

Tea/coffee and biscuits are included in the cost of the course.

If you are unable to attend for any reason or have any problems on the day please call:

Edward Jackson : tel: 07783 057654

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided and are included in the price, but as much of the time will be spent out in the woods please bring any extra drinks you may require when away from the centre.

Venue location

Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,Suffolk,
IP30 0AQ

Event information

Sunday 23rd April 2017
9:00am - 1:00pm
Price / Donation
Learning / Education
Suffolk Wildlife Trust
Venue location
Bradfield Woods, Felsham Road, Bradfield St George,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP30 0AQ
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no dogs please
Contact details
Tel: 01473 890089
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