Programme



Jackie & Nick are sad to announce that we will be giving up Two Owls Birding in March 2020.  We would like to thank everyone who has come out with us and continue to do so, we have made many friends and had lots of wonderful & unforgettable experiences.

However in the meantime we do have our usual courses running and a couple of our favourite walks in the New Year.

Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 PROGRAMME 
COURSE AND TRIP SUMMARY

Maximum group size is 12 for a more individual experience so please book early to ensure your place.

MONTHLY COURSES -
We visit different birding areas each month, using up to date local information to ensure we make the most of our morning, taking you to the best places in West Hampshire, Poole Harbour and the New Forest.

WEDNESDAY MORNING MONTHLY - START 10:00 a.m  
Cost      £45 for 6 sessions
Dates - 1st Wednesday of the month, except 1 January moved to 8 January:  
4 September, 2 October, 6 November, 4 December, 8 January, 5 February    
             
SUNDAY MORNING MONTHLY - START 10:00 a.m.   
Cost    £37.50 for 5 sessions on 3rd Sunday of each month running October-February to bring in line with Wednesday course.
Dates - 20 October, 17 November, 15 December, 19 January, 18 Febuary

As with our Wednesday monthly course there is no firm programme, visiting different birding areas, using up to date local information to ensure we make the most of our morning and take in the advance weather forecast, you will be advised of our venue during the week up to our meeting. This could be in the New Forest, the south coast from Keyhaven to the Poole Harbour area or the chalkland areas around Martin Down. This gives us a variety of habitats for birds and other wildlife that is so abundant at that time of year.


TUESDAYS FORTNIGHTLY COURSES - START 10.00 A.M. Cost £45 for 6 sessions

Autumn Term 2019:   10, 24 September, 8, 22 October, 5, 19 November
Spring Term 2020:      7, 21 January, 4, 18 February, 3, 17 March

Each fortnight our programme takes us to different habitats for birds and other wildlife in Dorset, West Hampshire and th New Forest. Suitable for beginners to improvers exploring the delights of the local birdlife, learning more about identification, calls, behaviour and we are on hand to give you as much guidance as you need.

HALF DAY EVENTS

HAWFINCH IN THE NEW FOREST
Saturday 11 January 2020      1 place available
Time: 14:00-16:00   Cost: £8 per person
A visit to Blackwater Arboretum primarily for the Hawfinch coming into roost, we should see other finches including Bullfinch and possible Brambling and chances of Crossbill and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

ACRES DOWN, NEW FOREST
Saturday 29 February 2020    3 places available
Time: 10:00-12:30   Cost: £8 per person
One of our most popular walks as this is a good time to watch for Goshawks displaying and we will look for Hawfinch, Firecrest, Woodlark, Crossbill and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Please note that if a walk is fully booked sometimes we do sometimes get late cancellations and a waiting list available.

Payment is required in advance please to confirm your place.

Please note: Car parking charges and lunches are not included. Please allow for sessions to overrun. Sometimes we can arrange car sharing - please ask. We can provide binoculars please request in advance.

TAILOR MADE BIRDWATCHING
We also offer a private bird guiding service where we can put an itinerary together to suit you.  We can offer complete flexibility at a relaxed easy going pace with expect local guides.  Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

We operate all year round, though some trips will be seasonal for certain birds. We cover all areas from the coastline of Portland/Weymouth in West Dorset, Poole Harbour, Christchurch Harbour, Keyhaven to Lymington on the Hampshire coast also Pagham Harbour in West Sussex and inland areas such as the New Forest, Wareham Forest and the chalklands of Martin Down which offers excellent opportunities to view butterflies as well as birds. Our rates are very reasonable, please email us with your requirements and for a price.

By Telephone: 01202 620049 or Via email: twoowls.birding@btinternet.com If you have any question or queries do not hesitate to contact us.If you email us and do not receive a reply within a reasonable period please ring us on 01202 620049 or 0794 9434009 Thank you.


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