Bird ID: Wetland birds and WeBS (residential)

Shoveler by M & S Johnson
Learn to identify wintering wildfowl and waders on the Suffolk coast and find out how the Wetland Bird Survey could be the survey for you
Friday, January 19, 2018 - 17:00 to Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 14:30

Event times

Friday 19th - 17:00 to Sunday 21st - 14:30
Level:  Beginner Improver
Event host / presenter:  Steve Piotrowski
Availability:  Fully booked


Our weekend residential courses in 2018 cost £250. The price includes teaching, materials, refreshments and full board and lodgings from a cooked evening meal on Friday to packed lunch on Sunday. Entry fees to reserves are not included so don't forget to bring any relevant membership cards.

A non-residential price of £170 is also available, which includes packed lunches and evening meals but not bed or breakfast. Please ask for more details, though note that there are both pre-breakfast and post-dinner activities.

Booking contact details:  anne.cotton [at] 01786 466 560

Additional information

Flatford Mill, familiar to many through the paintings of John Constable, forms a stunning backdrop to your course. The surrounding area is rich in birdlife, with the Stour estuary and Dedham Vale on the doorstep. Our weekend residential bird ID course is led by renowned Suffolk ornithologist and accomplished tutor Steve Piotrowski. Formal taught sessions help reinforce the learning, and participants are encouraged to learn from each other as well. The course will help you build confidence identifying common wintering wildfowl and waders, and teach you how you can apply these skills to the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS). There will be several outdoor sessions, with plenty of opportunities to observe birds at the excellent wetland sites nearby and put what you have learnt into practice!


Flatford Mill Field Centre East Bergholt , Suffolk
United Kingdom