Winter bird ID and WeBS (1-day, Farmoor Reservoir, Oxfordshire)

Pochard by John Proudlock
Matt Collis
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
10:00 to 16:00
Fully booked

Improve your winter bird ID skills and discover the Wetland Bird Survey on this 1-day course.

Improve your winter bird ID skills and learn about the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) on this 1-day course for relative beginners and improvers. With a focus on waterfowl and waders, discover more about our winter birds in this excellent spot for winter birding. Expect a combination of indoor sessions covering the basics of bird identification and outdoor sessions to build your confidence in the field.

This course aims to provide you with the following:

  • An overview of the birds you can expect to see in the UK in winter, and the habitats in which to look for them.
  • Identification pointers for a range of common winter birds by sight.
  • Specific guidance on how to distinguish between similar-looking winter waterfowl and waders.
  • Opportunity to practice your ID skills
  • An introduction to the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) and how to take part.

This 1-day course costs £60. The price includes teaching, course materials and refreshments during the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Online booking is available for this event but if you have any queries about booking a place, please email Anne.Cotton [at] or ring 01786 458021.


Oxford Sailing Club
Cumnor Road Farmoor
OX2 9NS Oxford , OXF
United Kingdom
Oxfordshire GB