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Dawn Chorus Walks, Bird Courses and Boat Trips

 

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.

 

 

Wildlife boat trips down the Avon Gorge

Twice a year I work with the Bristol Ferry Boat Company, taking passengers through the changing landscapes between the Bristol Floating Harbour, the Avon Gorge and down to the Severn Estuary. Dates for 2019 are Friday 12th April (09:35 - 13:05)  and Thursday 26th September (15:15 - 18:45). Booking required through bristolferry.com/trips/wildlife.

Photo by Bronwyn Harvey

Photo by Bronwyn Harvey

Dawn Chorus Walks 2019

 

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 you away. 

 

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 8am ish.

 

Please click on an event's date to be redirected for contact details and booking. 

Saturday 13th April 5am - 7.30am

Forest of Dean, in collaboration with the Tudor Farmhouse Hotel. Breakfast included. See also my Forest of Dean and Wye Valley page.

Sunday 14th April 5am - 7am

Village Farm, Marton, Warwickshire,

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Dunsmore Living Landscape Project

Saturday 27th April 5am - 6.30am

Friends of Troopers Hill Nature Reserve,

St George, Bristol

 

 

 
 

 

Bird Identification Courses 2019

 

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. 

Birdsong of the Woodlands and Riverbank

Saturday 11th May, 9.30am - 3.30pm

With the backdrop of Tintern Abbey

Brockweir, Wye Valley

Go Wild Education

Spring Birds with Ed Drewitt

Tuesday 14th May, 10am - 4pm

Brandon Marsh, Warwickshire

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

BTO identification courses:

Wetland birds and Wetland Bird Survey

Wednesday 24th April, 10am - 4pm

Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

British Trust for Ornithology

Wetland birds and Wetland Bird Survey

Thursday 25th April, 10am - 4pm

Magor Marsh, Gwent

British Trust for Ornithology

Woodland Bird ID

Tuesday 30th April, 10am - 4pm

Ruardean Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

British Trust for Ornithology

Woodland Bird ID and BBS

Tuesday 7th May, 10am - 4pm

Ruardean Hill, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

British Trust for Ornithology

Wetland bird ID and Wetland Bird Survey

Thursday 9th May, 10am - 4pm

Magor Marsh, Gwent

British Trust for Ornithology

Woodland and Wetland Bird ID

Thursday 16th May, 10am - 4pm

Hams Hall Environmental Studies Centre, Coleshill, Warwickshire

British Trust for Ornithology

Wetland birds and Wetland Bird Survey

Wednesday 7th August, 10am - 4pm

Slimbridge Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

British Trust for Ornithology