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.
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.
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.