Introduction to birdwatching

09/02/2013 09:30
09/02/2013 11:00


WWT London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth's Walk, London, SW13 9WT


Saturday 9th February 2013, 9.30am-11am


£20.00, excluding admission

Event Description

his practical introductory course will help you identify different birds and to understand more about them. An expert warden will guide you around the wildlife reserve.

The course will focus on birds currently on site, their plumage, calls and behaviour. You’ll get tips on how to watch birds including how to behave, what to listen out for, and the differences between key species.

Bird highlights
London Wetland Centre is a great place to spot bitterns. In fact, around this time last year we had five of these amazing birds on site in one day! Another notable bird species is the Cetti's warbler, which, unusually for a warbler, is present all year round. Cetti's warblers rarely nest in central London but bred here for the first time in 2010, raising two broods of chicks on the reserve. We would also expect to see numerous wintering duck species such as shoveler and gadwall, and other seasonal visitors like fieldfares, redwings, mealy and lesser redpolls, and siskins. You can stay up to date with our latest wildlife news on the wildlife sightings page, or on Twitter.

Practical details and how to book
9.30am -11.00am. The walk lasts for an hour and a half, followed by breakfast in our café. £20. Price includes breakfast. Price does not include admission to the centre. Booking is essential; call 020 8409 4400. Maximum 10 people. Bring your own binoculars/telescope where possible.

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