Wednesday Courses

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.

Look out for further follow-on courses for the rest of February, March and April:

*Feeding and adaptations

*Feathers, colours, moult and maintenance

*Habitats

*Bird names and families, taxonomy and evolution.

*Numbers, distribution and survival – ‘The state of the nation’s birds’

*Ringing