Programme



AUTUMN/WINTER 2018/19 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  FULLY BOOKED
Cost      £45 for 6 sessions
Dates - 1st Wednesday of the month: 3 September, 3 October, 7 November, 5 December, 
             2 January, 6 February
             
SUNDAY MORNING MONTHLY - START 10 a.m.    FULLY BOOKED
Cost    £45 for 6 sessions
Dates - 21 October, 18 November, 16 December, 20 January, 17 February, 17 March

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 week

Spring Term 2019:    Dates: January 8, 22, February 5, 19, March 5, 19  2 Spaces available

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.


DAY AND HALF DAY EVENTS

POOLE HARBOUR   Saturday 12 January 2019      1 Space available
Time: 10:00-16:00  Cost £16 per person
Visiting some of the best areas of the harbour including Studland, Middlebere and Hartland Moor for waders, wildfowl, grebes, divers, harriers, Peregrine, Merlin, winter thrushes, Firecrest, wintering Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail and more.


A WEEKEND OF BIRDING IN SOMERSET*                         FULLY BOOKED
SOMERSET LEVELS & STEART MARSHES
Saturday 26 January 2019    
Time: 10:30-16:30  Cost £16 per person
A day on Somerset Levels visiting Catcott Lows, RSPB Ham Wall and Shapwick Heath for winter wildfowl, waders and raptors, Bittern and Great White Egret, finishing with the spectacular Starling roost.
Sunday 27 January 2019    
Time: 10:00-16:00  Cost £16 per person
A walk at WWT Steart Marshes reserve with hides and pools for waders and wildfowl and looking over the River Severn, Short-eared Owl and harriers are seen regularly, we should have time to visit the RSPB Greylake reserve before driving home.

*with plenty of B&B's and budget hotels nearby make a weekend of birding in Somerset with us.


BIRDING IN THE NEW FOREST   Sunday 24 February 2019
Time: 10:00-16:00  Cost £16 per person
Starting at Blashford Lakes for wildfowl and woodland birds, moving on to various spots for Goshawks, Hawfinch, Woodlarks, finishing at Blackwater Arboretum for the Hawfinch roost.

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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