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Bird Watching for Beginners New Forest Woodland


21 May 2017 9am – 2pm

Experience the joy of bird watching in a relaxed series of courses and learn how to find and identify common species of birds to start off this fascinating hobby. You can take each course individually or several courses to build your knowledge of different bird species and their habitats.

The South Hampshire marshes in May are alive with activity. Spring migration should be in full swing and you are never quite sure what you will see. This coastal visit will be followed with an option to continue, seeing what we can find in the New Forest woodlands looking for those summer visitors in their breeding grounds. Not much can match a summer plumage male Redstart.


Discover when and where to find birds and understand how they use the environments they live in. We will visit special places to find birds and look at how you can find birds in your local area. We will look at identification but with no pressure to get it right. And always remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question!

Is this course for me?

This is an ideal course for beginners to bird watching, this is a relaxed course designed to get your started on your birding journey. The pace will be leisurely and we may cover up to three miles.

When and where?

Sunday 21 May 2017- 09:00am – 2:00pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the course

Meeting at the junction between Maiden Lane and Normandy Lane, Lymington (Maiden Lane SO41 8AE) SZ 325 941 on the approach to 8 Acre Pond.

 What do I need to bring?


  • Suitable outdoor warm walking clothing for the weather on the day
  • Sturdy waterproof walking shoes or boots with a good grip
  • Note pad and pen or pencil if you like to take notes
  • Binoculars or scopes
  • Please bring your own drinks and packed lunch


Andy Davidson

Andy Davidson has worked in conservation for 25 years managing a variety of habitats. He has also been enjoying birds for over 35 years, birdwatching across the UK.


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