Get into Birdwatching

Ref: C2342734

On 13th May at 10am we will start indoors at The Grange in Radcliffe-on-Trent (postcode NG12 2FB), before we go outside to explore the local area until 1pm. So, please bring appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear as well as your binoculars, and preferably a fieldguide (bird book).

Course aim

The emphasis of this course will be on the enjoyment of birds and nature by encouraging course members of all levels to discover our ‘local patch’, and to identify the birds which use the different habitats.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise at three local birds by sight and sound (resident and visitors)
  • Distinguish between resident birds & visitors
  • Use a field guide effectively to recognise at least three birds

How will I be taught?

  • The tutor will point out birds by sight and sound and will also test learners informally on identifying birds by sight and sound. The tutor will show the birds in a telescope whenever possible.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • As the tutor informally tests the group on bird identification by sight and sound, learners can gauge their personal progress.

What else do I need to know?

  • Binoculars are essential and a fieldguide (bird book) would be useful.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • • to another birdwatching course at a different time of year and in different habitats • to a birdwatching day trip, weekend or longer holiday • to becoming a member of a conservation group

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Get into Birdwatching

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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