Simon’s Bird Classes – Maidstone

Set in the splendour of Mote Park, spend Monday evenings in the Grade II listed Mote House and discover the hidden lives, fascinating behaviour and ID tips and tricks of our British birds…

BIRD IDENTIFICATION WORSHOP: Simon’s Easy Guide To Confusion Species


WHERE: Mote House, Mote Park, Maidstone
WHEN: Monday evening classes and Saturday day trips
COST: £135.00

This course will consist of 14 indoor sessions, 2 hours each Monday evening from 7.15pm- 9.15pm, and 2 outdoor day trips from approximately 9.30am-3.30pm held on a Saturday.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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.

Dates (to be confirmed in August 2018):
Mondays – 22nd, 29th October, 5th, 19th, 26th, November, 3rd, 17th December 2018
– 7th, 14th, 28th January, 4th, 11th, 18th February, 4th March 2019
Saturdays – 1st December 2018 and 2nd 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!