Course: Identification of Summer Birds by Sight and Sound

Field Studies Council

Betws-y-coed, Wales
Saturday 25th June - Sunday 26th June 2022

Cost: £140

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Summer is a great time to learn birdsong and identify bird species. The coast, woods and hills around this area are full of sound and breeding activity in summer.

This beginner course is the perfect introduction for those with an interest in birds and wanting to learn how to identify a range of birds by sight and sound. During this course, we will visit a range of habitats and hopefully see and hear a range of common species. Most of the time will be spent outdoors observing birds and listening to their songs and calls. North Wales has a range of habitats, including coastal cliffs and bird reserves, Celtic rainforest, coniferous forest and the hills all of which provide excellent locations for seeing some of the area’s special avifauna.

What will be covered during this course?

  • Bird identification skills
  • How to use a field guide
  • Introduction to common bird families
  • Differences in bird plumage
  • Basic bird description

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Outline what information is required to distinguish one species from another
  • Use basic identification guides with some confidence
  • Identify some of the commoner bird species through sight and sound
  • Share this knowledge with friends, family, and fellow volunteers

PLEASE NOTE the course fee is for tuition only. There is no accommodation provided with this course. If you would like to book accommodation, lunch and an evening meal at FSC Rhyd-y-Creuau please email [email protected]

Please refer to our website for further information and to book.

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