Introduction to birdwatching - 9/2/2013
This practical introductory course will help you identify different birds and to understand more about them. An expert warden will guide you around the wildlife reserve.
The course will focus on birds currently on site, their plumage, calls and behaviour. You’ll get tips on how to watch birds including fieldcraft, what to listen out for, and the differences between key species.
London Wetland Centre is a great place to spot bitterns. In fact, around this time last year we had five of these amazing birds on site in one day! Another notable bird species is the Cetti's warbler, which, unusually for a warbler, is present all year round. Cetti's warblers rarely nest in central London but bred here for the first time in 2010, raising two broods of chicks on the reserve. We would also expect to see numerous wintering duck species such as shoveler and gadwall, and other seasonal visitors like fieldfares, redwings, mealy and lesser redpolls, and siskins. You can stay up to date with our latest wildlife news on the wildlife sightings page, or on Twitter.
Practical details and how to book
9.30am -11.00am. The walk lasts for an hour and a half, followed by breakfast in our café. £20. Price includes breakfast. Price does not include admission to the centre. Booking is essential; call 020 8409 4400. Maximum 10 people. Bring your own binoculars/telescope where possible.
|Date:||Saturday 9th February, 2013|
|Cost:||£20.00, excluding admission|
|Cost includes admission:||No|
|Free for members:||No|
|Refreshments included in price:||Yes -|
|Accessibility for wheelchairs:||Yes|
|Accessibility for pushchairs:||No|
|Suitable for Under 2s:||No|
|Suitable for children:||No|
|Equipment:||Binoculars and/or telescope.|
|Need to book in advance?:||Yes|
|How to book:||Please call 020 8409 4400.|
|Event contact name:||WWT London Wetland Centre|
|Event contact email:||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Event contact telephone number:||020 8409 4400|