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Beginners Wildlife Walk - Darts Farm to RSPB Bowling Green nature reserve

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Meeting point: The RSPB Shop

Darts Farm

Nr Topsham

EX3 0QH

United Kingdom

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Sales Have Ended

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Sorry this event is now fully booked. However, it is worth putting your name and contact details on the Waiting List. As the system does not let us capture how many places you would like please e-mail us at swbookings@rspb.org.uk and let us know. Please also let us know if you could attend with short notice (ie if we get a cancellation how much notice would you need?)
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Join us on a Saturday for an enjoyable stroll to find out more not only about the birds and diverse wildlife that lives here but also why the Exe and these reserves are so important for the resident wildlife and visiting waders.

Meet us upstairs at the RSPB Shop, Darts Farm, Topsham to join our expert naturalist for a gentle stroll over the boardwalk and through our Goosemoor nature reserve to our revamped Bowling Green hide. (This part of the walk takes approximately 20 minutes.) If time permits, there will be an optional visit to the Viewing Platform overlooking the Clyst.

You are then welcome to continue on to the Goatwalk and Topsham High Street, go back to the hide or to return to Darts Farm with Tony, our guide. These walks co-incide with hight tide and will last approximately 1 - 1.5 hours.

Something for everyone - from the absolute beginner to the more advanced.

What birds are you likely to see?

Spring (March-May)

Colourful shelducks can often be seen displaying. From mid to late April sand martins, swallows, house martins and then the quick and agile swifts start arriving - all of which will regularly feed over the pools. Try and spot elusive garganeys as they start arriving for the breeding season, or even a resting spoonbill.

Garganey by Nick Stacey

From mid-March avocets and other waders that spent winter here will start to leave for their breeding grounds on the Continent.

Summer (June-August)

Look for black-tailed godwits returning from Iceland, many still in their rich, ruddy breeding plumage. Early migrants such as ringed plovers, little stints, ruffs and sandpipers may be seen as they start to head south on migration.

Our guided walks help you to discover and explore more - whether you are local or on holiday.


Booking essential

Adult RSPB member free; adult non-member £4 (payable on the day); child £1 (payable on the day)



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Images: Shelduck and garganey by Nick Stacey

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Meeting point: The RSPB Shop

Darts Farm

Nr Topsham

EX3 0QH

United Kingdom

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