Winter wildfowl: more than pretty ducks

Winter wildfowl: more than pretty ducks

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Loch of Skene

Twin Towers car park, Loch of Skene

Dunecht, NJ785080

AB32 6YJ

United Kingdom

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Where our ducks and geese come from, their identification and monitoring for conservation.

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We will explore where our ducks and geese come from; how to identify ducks and geese; causes of changing numbers; how (and why) to count waterfowl and the importance of monitoring for conservation; the Wetland Bird Survey; WeBS recording. Leader: John Wills

This is part of the Aberdeen Birding Calendar 2022, a unique series of events for beginners and experienced birders alike.

ABC - The Aberdeen Birding Calendar is an exciting, different, programme of outdoor gatherings for those new to birding as well as lifelong enthusiasts. Enjoyable field meetings where you can explore particular topics in a bit more depth, meet like-minded people, share experience and hopefully have a good day out!

A skilled leader will briefly introduce each topic and co-ordinate a field outing. The trips will have a short session to set the scene for the day, and/or as a follow-up review.

Everyone is welcome - Whether you are just starting out or can share your experience on an enjoyable day. You don’t need to be a member of the SOC.

We request that all participants are fully Covid-19 vaccinated in line with the prevailing NHS guidelines and that you follow all guidance from the leader on the day.

Dates may be changed due to the weather. The length of the outing will vary depending on the weather, how many birds are around and the enthusiasm of the group to continue!

Please bring suitable clothing and footwear and take care on roads, steep or slippery surfaces.


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