Set in the Ashdown Forest Centre, discover the hidden lives, fascinating behaviour and ID tips and tricks of our British birds…
BRITAIN’S BIRDS & THEIR SECRET LIVES
2018/19 – A SIXTEEN WEEK BIRD COURSE
– TUTOR/ORGANISER: SIMON GINNAW –
WHERE: Ashdown Forest Centre, Ashdown Forest
WHEN: Friday morning classes and day trips
This course will consist of 14 indoor sessions, 2 hours each Friday morning from 10am- 12pm, and 2 outdoor day trips from approximately 9.30am-3.30pm held on a Friday.
A fascinating journey through the often hidden parts of our bird’s lives, their intimate breeding ecology. Enjoy the diversity of courtship methods, nests & nesting sites, eggs, chicks, fledglings, & parental duties. We will also take a look at the impressive array of sounds used during this important time, and identify birdsong.
Relaxed and informal sessions using photos, illustrations, videos and sounds to bring the fascinating subjects alive, with hand-outs given throughout the course. Field outings will enable us to identify species and give us some first-hand experience of bird habits and identification. (The Collins Bird Guide by Mullarney et al by Collins may be useful to have at hand, to help refer to species studied). Refreshments are provided.
Classes – 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th November, 14th & 21st December 2018
– 11th, 18th, & 1st, 15th, & 22nd February, & 1st March 2019
Day Tours – 4th January & 29th March 2019
If you would like to enrol for the course, please complete the form below. Invoices for payment of fees will be sent in August 2018. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you!