ONLINE PRESENTATIONS VIA ZOOM 2021
The following are ONLINE ONLY events due to the Field Centre being CLOSED for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19.
DISCOVERING BRITISH BIRDS
Where and When to Find Them
with John Buckingham
Book and pay Part 1 and Part 2 separately at £9 each per person for the course
Limited places so book your tickets now to avoid disappointment 👇
Birds are very specific about the environment in which they live. This will depend mostly on the availability of the food sources that they are adapted to exploit and on their chances of finding suitable breeding conditions. Different species will move seasonally and in response to sudden changes in weather and food supply and will even migrate over huge distances in order to improve their survival opportunities, while some are sedentary and remain in the same habitat for the duration of their lives.
We will cover a different habitat during each of the six sessions which are as follows.
DISCOVERING BRITISH BIRDS PART ONE
Weds. 13th January – Coasts
Weds. 20th January – Seabirds
Weds. 27th January – Wetlands
DISCOVERING BRITISH BIRDS PART TWO
Weds. 3rd February – Woodlands
Weds. 10th February – Farmland & Gardens
Weds. 17th February – Heaths, Moors & Mountains
We trace the breeding season from colourful territorial displays, song, nests and eggs to the hatching and fledging of young. Almost every species is unique in their fascinating lifestyles and the countless strategies they use.
*Feeding and adaptations
*Feathers, colours, moult and maintenance
*Bird names and families, taxonomy and evolution.
*Numbers, distribution and survival – ‘The state of the nation’s birds’