Date: Sat. 3 Mar, 2018 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Duration: 6 Hours

This workshop scheduled to take place on Saturday 3rd March 2018 has been cancelled. All booked attendees have been emailed with details of a potential new date (Sunday 4th March)  - if you have not recieved this email, please contact Kate Fuller, IFLI Community Engagement Officer on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 07860 592 061 - the session will only go ahead if there is sufficient interest. Please note that the IFLI office is closed due to adverse weather and phone messages left on our landline will not be picked up at this time. Thank you. 

Would you like to develop your wading bird ID skills? 

How exactly do you identify a wading bird out on the mudflats when all you can really see with the naked eye is a small, distant shape?

Join up with expert David Bryant for a free workshop on the Forth Estuary as he takes you through the techniques of identifying wading birds from a distance. To get the most from this workshop we ask that you have some prior bird ID experience. If you have attended one of our introductory workshops, or have joined us for previous sessions and wish to enhance your knowledge then this is an ideal opportunity to do so.

The walk will begin in Bo’ness at the western end of Kinneil Foreshore will follow the seawall to Kinneil Lagoons. David will point out interesting species and offer identification tips along the way. Hopefully you will get some great views of a range of waterbirds on this internationally important landscape. 


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

When & Where?

Meet at 09:00am by Kinneil Local Nature Reserve, off Kinneil Road (A904) at junction with Castlehill. Grid Ref. NS988813, postcode EH51 OAZ.

Essential Details

Please bring a packed lunch, a drink, plus any other refreshments you require. We will eat these whilst we are out.

To get the most out of the workshop we suggest you bring a  pair of binoculars or a scope if you have them - we can supply a limited number of binoculars on the day. You may also like to bring a bird ID guide that you are happy to carry and a pen and notebook to make any notes.

This session is out of doors whatever the weather so please dress sensibly for the changeable Scottish weather. We suggest waterproof jacket, layered warm clothing, hat and gloves. The route may be muddy and will be uneven in places so walking boots/stout footwear is advised.

The nearest toilets are located in Bo'ness Tesco.