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Spring Migration Watch - Guided Bird Walk
Sat 8 April 2017, 09:00 – 11:00 BST
Led by a highly experience birding guide, this walking tour caters for birdwatchers of all abilities and is devoted to observing the superb wildlife that the wetlands attracts.
April is the most productive birding month at Woodberry Wetlands with the most species recorded at this time of year. The return of our trans-Saharan migrants enliven any visit with the first House Martins and Swallows arriving early in the month and Common Swifts not far behind. Warblers, Common Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps and Common Terns are also a familiar sight at this time of year and are among the more than 80 – 100 species that will be spotted making a visit to the wetlands before breeding season begins. Sky-watching is also worthwhile, with more species heading over than in the first three months of the year put together. Common Buzzards are the default large bird of prey in reservoir airspace and Red Kites and Ospreys are also a regular sight in April.
The tour is led by a highly experienced guide with expert knowledge of the appearance, calls and behaviour of regularly seen birds as well as rare visitors to the area. Beginners will learn how to use optics equipment and the basics of what to listen and look out for. All participants will gain identification skills to enhance the enjoyment of the birding experience and gain in your ability.
The walk circumnavigates the reservoir to give views from all directions and takes place on a flat, easily navigable surface and at a comfortable pace to allow plenty of time for discussion and questions.
This event is suitable for ages 12+
Please note: No dogs are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except guide dogs for the sight impaired.
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