An Introduction to Wader and Waterbird ID

Redshank. Photograph by Edmund Fellowes
Steve Willis
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 - 10:00 to 12:00
Fully booked

Learning some key features and transferable skills about wader and waterbird ID. There will be an indoor element then some time in the field looking at local bird life. This event is being run as part of Islay's Winter Birdlife Festival.

Join BTO Scotland staff member Steve Willis to practise your wader and waterbird ID skills. During this small-group event we will enjoy spending time together looking at waders, waterbirds and any other species that are present. We'll practise a range of skills, including key ID features for particular species, and broader transferable skills that will help with your development as a birdwatcher. This is a fantastic opportunity to increase your confidence in a supportive environment, plus meet some like-minded souls and enjoy some birds! We'll also be joined by local members of the BTO Regional Network. 

The event will take place at Islay Gaelic Centre, overlooking Loch Indaal.    

Please bring your own binoculars and your favoured bird guide. If you have access to one please bring a telescope, but we'll have at least one with us for general use.