Dawn Chorus Walks & Bird ID Courses


Ever wondered what the dawn chorus sounds like? Want to identify common birds near where you live? My walks and training sessions listed below are an ideal way of getting out early (or late), hearing the onset of spring, and learning who's who in the bird world. Get in touch if you would like to book privately or find group bookings through the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel.




Photo by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Dawn Chorus or Early Bird Song Walks 2022


The dawn chorus is the most amazing sound of spring when all birds sing together. If you have never heard it before the sound will simply blow your mind! 


If a 5am or 5.30am start time is a little too early for your liking I also lead early bird walks that begin at around 7am or 8am.


The next dawn chorus or early birdsong events are available! See dates below.


If you like to book a private birdsong experience please get in touch direct.

Sunday 13th March, 5.30am,

Troopers Hill Nature Reserve, St George, Bristol,

Contact Friends of Troopers Hill to book.

Dawn chorus and early bird walks at the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel

Stay at the boutique Tudor Farmhouse Hotel, set on the edge of the Forest of Dean, or visit for the event and drop in for breakfast after (the dawn chorus walks include breakfast).

April 3rd

5.45 for dawn chorus or 8am for early morning bird walk.

April 24th

5am for dawn chorus or 7am for early morning bird walk.

May 1st

4am for dawn chorus or 7am for early morning bird walk.

To book and for more information, click here and scroll down.


Yuup showcases experiences around Bristol and beyond, including here in the Forest of Dean. Click here for more information and to book a dawn chorus walk (2 hours) with me in the Forest of Dean. Available dates:

April 1st

5.45am dawn chorus

April 10th

5am dawn chorus




Photo by Bronwyn Harvey

Bird Identification Courses and evening presentations 2022


Learning to identify birds and their song is a great way to connect more with nature and take part in bird surveys. Please click on the venue or organisation below for details to book.

Urban Peregrines, online evening talk

Thursday 3rd February, 7pm to 8.30pm

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Learn about these amazing hunters and residents of the skyscrapers and tall buildings of many of our towns across Hertfordshire. To find out more and book click here.

Our local raptors, or are they? Online evening talk

Thursday 17th February, 7pm to 8.00pm

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

We may not notice the comings and goings of our common raptors such as sparrowhawks and kestrels, yet we get lots coming to the UK every winter or passing through on migration. I will explore the different migration movements of both familiar and less common raptors. To find out more and book click here.

Identifying birds on the Downs in spring

Clifton, Bristol

Saturday 26th March, 10am to 3.30pm

Learn how to identify resident and spring migrant birds with me. This course is aimed at those who are developing their bird identification skills. To find out more and book click here.

Naturetrek Online Winter Roadshow (Wildlife Cruises, Part 2)

Wednesday 30th March, 7.30pm to 9.30pm

I will be joining this evening's roadshow to share inspiration, and welcome escapism to the Solomon Islands and Canada's west coast looking for Spirit Bears.

Click here for more information and to register.





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