Following on from our Introduction to Wetland Bird Surveying (WeBS) at Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve we're running two more sessions:
7.2.20: This session will be at Budle Bay within the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (NNR). Budle Bay is internationally important for wintering wildfowl, so this is a great opportunity to learn about a different range of species to those found at Embleton. Join Project Assistant Em and Natural England Reserve Manager Andy Denton to develop your skills. This is one of a series of sessions in the Northumberland Coast AONB area, building up confidence in volunteers to successfully ID wetland birds and conduct Core Counts at wetland sites.
Park at the lay-by next to the new viewing platform at Budle Bay on the B1342 (NE70 7EE). There are no facilities on site.
10.2.20: Join Coast Care in an introduction to Wetland Bird Surveying (WeBS) at Embleton Quarry Nature Reserve. This is one of a series of sessions at Embleton and other locations in the Northumberland Coast AONB area, building up confidence in volunteers to successfully ID wetland birds and conduct Core Counts at wetland sites.
Parking in the residential areas is within walking distance to the reserve and there are no facilities on site.
You can find out more about the survey in advance at https://www.bto.org/our-science/projects/wetland-bird-survey/taking-part and we will be going over the information and guidelines throughout the sessions, with interested volunteers supported to become independent surveyors in the future.
Please be sure to book onto this event, or let us know you'll be coming by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are only 12 spaces available, so it's important that we know who to expect.
If you have your own binoculars or telescopes, do bring them, some binoculars will be available for use on the day. Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for being outdoors in all weathers.