Course: Bird Identification in Pembrokeshire

Field Studies Council

Orielton, Pembrokeshire
Sunday 29th July 2018 01646 623920

Cost: From £330

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Enjoy watching a range of migrant and resident birds from seabirds to common garden species, as well as local specialities such as Chough. Each day we will visit a different area and take a closer look at its characteristic birds. This will involve some gentle walks as well as visits to beaches, estuaries, coastal cliffs and headlands. This course is for anyone who watches birds but would like to improve their identification skills. It is suitable for relative beginners as well as people with more advanced knowledge - whatever your skill level you will learn something new. We will look at the processes involved in identifying a bird - from the basics of correctly judging size and shape, to more advanced aspects such as understanding moult and how it can help with identification. By looking afresh at common birds you should find a new delight in being able to age and sex them, and you might even be more likely to find a rarity.

John Martin is an experienced naturalist who works as a vascular plant specialist for Natural England. He has been birding for over 40 years, has served on the British Birds Rarities Committee and is the county bird recorder for Avon. He co-authored the Moths of the Bristol Region and Dragonflies and Damselflies of the Bristol Region.

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