Programme




NEW AUTUMN/WINTER 2017/18 PROGRAMME 
COURSE AND TRIP SUMMARY

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

Course 1 -  

Dates - 1st Wednesday of the month: September 6, October 4, November 1, December 6, January 3, February 7.    2 Spaces

Course 2 -  
Dates - 3rd Wednesday of the month: September 20, October 18, November 15, 
December 20, January 17, February 21.   2 Spaces

SUNDAY MORNING MONTHLY - START 09.30 a.m.    Fully Booked
Cost    £45 for 6 sessions
Dates - October 22, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 18.

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 2018   Dates: January 9, 23; February 6,20; March 6, 20    Fully Booked

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 - 

POST CHRISTMAS WALK - ARNE RSPB  Thursday 28 December 2017
    
Time: 09:30-12:00   Cost £8 per person
Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with a walk for wintering woodland and heathland birds plus wildfowl, waders, harriers and other birds of prey.


POOLE HARBOUR  Saturday 13 January 2018
    
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 and more.

DENNY WOOD, NEW FOREST   Sunday 28 January 2018    
Time: 09:30 - 12:30   Cost £8 per person
For woodland and heathland species, a good area to look for Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and wintering Great Grey Shrike.


PAGHAM HARBOUR, WEST SUSSEX   Sunday 4 February 2018   
Time: 10:00-16:00   Cost £16 per person
An exciting time to visit the harbour with huge numbers of waders and wildfowl including large flocks Brent Geese, Lapwings, Golden and Grey Plovers, grebes and Peregrine are regular.


ACRES DOWN, NEW FOREST   Sunday 25 February 2018    
Time: 10:00-12:30   Cost £8 per person
Always a popular walk as Goshawks are now displaying, plus possible Hawfinch, Woodlark, Crossbill and Firecrest.

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

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.

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

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