Birds of Prey

Gain detailed insight into the fascinating world of these famously solitary and highly-skilled hunters of the avian community. Join us for an afternoon talk about the variety of raptors that live in and around Surrey. Your tutor will describe the unique characteristics of a variety of birds, such as; the sparrowhawk, kestrel, buzzard, red kite and eagle. He will also talk about the owls native to this county (Tawney, Barn, Snowy & Little). Afterwards, you will be taken on a private tour of the British Wildlife Centre where you will be able to view these predators in a natural setting as well as seeing their prey.

There will be a classroom presentation from 1pm-2:30pm,  after which you will be taken on the 2 hour centre tour.

Tutor Profile –

Mike is currently Director of Research & Monitoring with the Surrey Wildlife Trust, where he oversees monitoring and research into the effectiveness of the Trust’s strategy on landscape scale conservation. Mike also presently chairs the Surrey Nature Partnership’s Biodiversity Working Group. He is a highly experienced ecologist with expertise in ecological planning and policy development, ecological impact assessment and mitigation, habitat management and creation, and species protection. Specialisms include higher plants, birds and increasingly, spiders. Mike was instrumental in publication of the first statutory biodiversity strategy in the UK, for the Greater London Authority.”

How to Apply

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Key Information

Start date:

28th September 2022 at 1:00pm


members £40, non-members £52


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Ecology, Nature & Wildlife


British Wildlife Centre, United Kingdom

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