Bird Identification Courses
Bird identication day courses are held at least once a month at some of Kent's best birdwatching sites. They provide an opportunity to improve your bird identification 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. Typical sessions are between four and five hours in duration.
Advance booking is required.
Please refer to the 2017 Programme for details.
Thanet Coast. Shorter weekday sessions aimed specifically at beginners are held at various sites around the Thanet coast such as Pegwell Bay .Thanet Coast Birds for more details.
Trips to the New Forest, Northern France, Holland and other European destinations are also available. Bespoke trips organised upon request.
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.