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04 Mar 2017

Discover Birds Weekend is Mar 25-26

Kingfisher on a bulrush by Paul Stevens – join Paul’s ‘Bird Photography Walk’ on Sunday afternoon.


The new Spring version of our popular Discover Birds Weekend runs March 25-26 at Arundel Wetland Centre.  This first of four 2017 seasonal Discover Birds weekends is bursting with new walks, experiences and activities! Seasoned birders will enjoy time with our own experts, Warden Paul Stevens and Centre Manager Dave Fairlamb. There is a lot of discoveries awaiting families at fun themed basic bird sessions with friendly wardens and the Arundel Learning Team.

On Sat 25 March  Dave Fairlamb explains ‘How to Begin Birdwatching’ and leads ‘Spring Wings Walk’ to ID spring bird behaviours. Both mornings Dave will guide two ‘Birdsong from a Boat’ trips. Guitarist Tony Randle is giving a recital Saturday afternoon of his compositions inspired by recording of birdsong.

Highlights on Sunday include a Bird Photography walk with Paul Stevens, a History of Hides walk, and a talk on the Kwazulu-Natal and Hluhlume with Ina Turner in the Sand Piper Theatre.

Families can try their hand at quill writing and block printing and making felt birds. Workshops include a session with WWT wardens on wildlife nests and fun, drop-in sessions on bird basics for families in the comfort of the Discovery Hide

On display all day in the visitor centre is the work of the Bentley Wildlife Carvers group, WWT Arundel Artist in Residence Desiree Hart, and oils and watercoloursof wildfowl by local artist Michael Jevon. On Saturday browse the binoculars and scopes from Infocus Optics, too.

Visitors get can enter the Baffled Birder quiz with every purchase from the Water’s Edge café all weekend to enter the draw to win a ‘Chunky Dumplings’ fat ball feast and feeder.

See our events page for a complete list of the weekends walks, talks and activities here.