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Spend Thursday afternoons discovering the hidden lives and fascinating behaviour of our fantastic birdlife, along with ID tips and tricks…

Introduction to Kentish Birds


Coastal Bird Behaviour & Ecology




WHERE: Hildenborough Village Hall, Hildenborough, Tonbridge WHEN: Thursday afternoon classes and day trips COST: £145.00

This course will consist of 14 indoor sessions, 2 hours each Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm-3.30pm, and 2 outdoor day trips from approximately 10am-3pm held on a Thursday.  Relaxed and informal sessions using photos, illustrations, videos and sounds, with hand-outs given throughout the course.  Field outings will enable us to identify species in real-life and give us some first-hand experience of bird habits and identification.

‘Simon’s Introduction to Kentish Birds’ will take you through all of Britain’s breeding and wintering bird species that occur in Kent, looking at their distribution, populations, and status within the county, along with tips on their identification in the field.

‘Coastal Bird Behaviour & Ecology’ will take you on a tour of our fantastic coastal birds that occur on and around our impressive coastline. From Puffins to Purple Sandpipers, delve into their fascinating lives and learn their secret behaviour. Our coastal birds are some of the most nomadic species on this planet, each species adapted to life in some of our wildest habitats.

Dates: Classes – 19th, 26th October, 9th, 23rd, 30th, November, 7th, 14th December 2017 – 11th, 18th, 25th January, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd February 2018

Field Trips  – 21st December 2017 and 1st March 2018 If you would like to enrol for the course, please contact me without commitment.  Invoices for payment of fees will be sent in September.

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