Winter Birdwatching Weekend

Wildfowl, shorebirds and other winter visitors such as thrushes, finches and buntings will be the main focus of interest on this late winter birdwatching weekend and there is always the possibility of scarcer visitors from the north and east if the weather has been particularly hard in previous weeks. The best local sites include the Stour and Orwell estuaries, Alton Water and Abberton reservoirs, which between them hold thousands of overwintering birds. However, if there’s a touch of spring in the air we may also take to the woods or heathlands to look and listen for early breeding season activity! The emphasis will be on helping everyone feel more confident about identifying birds and understanding behaviour and migration patterns. Skills learned during the day are reviewed through a variety of evening activities. The course is equally suitable for those new to birdwatching and those with more experience.

Geoff Abbott has worked as an Education Officer with the RSPB at their Head Office in Bedfordshire and is also a former member of FSC Flatford Mill staff. He regularly leads several FSC courses each year and is well known for his thorough and patient approach to teaching identification skills.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01206 297110.

Please mention when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

15th February 2019 at 4:00pm


From £235


Field Studies Council




Nature & Wildlife


Flatford Mill, Suffolk, United Kingdom