Bird Identification Courses

Bird identication day courses are held at least once a month at Kent's best birdwatching sites. They provide an opportunity to improve your birdwatching skills and learn about Kent's fascinating avifauna. Birders of all abilities are catered for and every effort is made to create a friendly and relaxed atmoshpere in which people can learn at their own pace. 

Advance booking is required.  

For details of weekend day sessions click here:

2018 Programme  

For Friday sessions click here:

Friday Programme 

Birdwatching trips to the New Forest, France and Scotland are also available (click on 2018 Programme for more information).  Bespoke trips  can be organised upon request to meet individual or group requirements.

Enquiries:  email tony.swandale@vfast.co.uk or phone 07531 753232

 

About the Course Leader

Tony Swandale has worked in Kent as a nature reserve warden for 25 years.  He was Kent Wildlife Trust's warden for the Swale Area, including the popular Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, between 1992 and 2006. More recently he was the site manager for Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve and Ham Fen. In addition to leading Study Days and other wildlife events for KWT, Tony has also run bird identification courses for the University of Kent's Day School Programme and birdwatching events for Thanet District Council.