Spring bird ID (1-day, Somerset Levels)

Little Grebe by Allan Drewitt, Little Grebe by Allan Drewitt
Matt Collis
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 -
10:00 to 16:00
Places available

Develop your identification skills and discover how they can be put to good use in a BTO bird survey

Develop your bird identification skills on this one day course for beginners. With a focus on birds of wetland habitats, learn more about our breeding birds in this wonderfully diverse lowland area. Expect a combination of indoor sessions covering the basics of bird ID 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 find in southern Britain during the breeding season, and where to look for them.
  • Identification pointers for a range of common breeding birds, by both sight and sound.
  • Specific guidance on how to distinguish between similar-looking and -sounding woodland and wetland species.
  • An introduction to BTO's bird recording schemes and the value of taking part.

This 1-day course costs £60. The price includes teaching, course materials and refreshments. 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] bto.org or ring 01786 458021.



Walton Village Hall
Meadow Lane Walton
BA16 9LA Street , SOM
United Kingdom
Somerset GB