Date: Sun. 23 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duration: 5 Hours
Location: Sauchie Hall

Join David Anderson from RSPB Scotland for this workshop introducing you to common UK garden and woodland birds

Aimed at beginners and those who would like to get into bird watching, the workshop will focus on learning to identify the fantastic array of woodland and garden birds, including migrant species that arrive at the Inner Forth each spring, as well as those that are here all year! You will look at the different features of bird families and focus on learning their general impression, size and shape. After the indoor session, the workshop will move outside for a walk around the nearby Gartmorn Dam Country Park & Nature Reserve to see which species are found in the woodlands. 

Did you know? A passerine is a perching bird in the formal Scientific order of Passeriformes. This is the largest order of birds and includes more than half the world's different bird species. Find out more online.

After the workshop, help us to better understand the wildlife found where you are by recording what you see on the Forth Nature Counts i-Record form.


Booking essential as places are limited for this free workshop. Please contact Kate Fuller, IFLI Community Engagement Officer on 01324 831 568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When & Where?

Sauchie Hall, Mar Place, Sauchie, Clackmannanshire, FK10 3EA. The workshop room will be signposted. The afternoon session will be at Gartmorn Dam Country Park & Nature Reserve. If you require transport between the two locations please indicate this when booking. There is plenty of free parking at both venues.

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Essential Details

Tea/coffee will be provided during the morning. Please bring a packed lunch and drink.

To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you bring a pen and notebook. You may also like to bring a bird ID guide (that you are happy to carry) and a pair of binoculars if you have them (we can supply a limited number on the day). No previous knowledge or specialist equipment is needed for this workshop. All necessary equipment will be provided on the day free of charge.

The afternoon session is out of doors so please dress sensibly for the forecast and changeable Scottish weather. We suggest waterproof jacket, layers, plus a hat for sun or cold. Walking boots/stout footwear is advised.

Photo Robert Trevis Smith