Bird ID (residential)

Wheatear by Paul Hillion
The complete package – gain confidence identifying birds by sight and sound, with plenty of opportunities to put what you have learned into practice.
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 17:00 to Monday, April 9, 2018 - 14:30

Event times

Saturday 7th - 17:00 to Monday 9th - 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, course materials, refreshments, breakfast, packed lunches, cooked evening meals at a nearby pub and accommodation at the Observatory. Entry fees to reserves are not included so don't forget to bring any relevant membership cards.

Observatory accommodation is in twin / double rooms. Please enquire if you would like a single room, which may be available for a supplement.

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

Portland Bird Observatory is one of the UK's premier destinations for witnessing spring migration! The course is timed to coincide with the arrival of Swallow, Wheatear and Willow Warbler, among many other species. Our weekend residential bird ID course is led by renowned 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 migratory and resident species, and there will be several outdoor sessions, providing plenty of opportunities to put what you have learnt into practice, from the exciting base of an active Bird Observatory!


Portland Bird Observatory
The Old Lower Light Portland Bill
United Kingdom