HOS “Birding Basics” Workshops

Birding basics

HOS Workshop by Sue Lambert

We want to help our members and others to learn birding skills and build on those that they have already, so we have decided to launch a series of occasional workshops under the brand of “Birding Basics”. These will be available for a limited number of people each time to ensure that the tutor(s) can work closely with a manageable number of people. Workshops will be repeated from time to time to make sure that everybody who wants to attend can do so. There will be a small charge to cover basic costs.

Over the last few years, Birding Basics have proved very popular, so we have planned some further workshops (see below). We are keen to help you to improve your birding skills and knowledge, so please let us know if there is any particular training that you would like to see provided.

HOS Wader Workshop

Sunday 13 October 1000-1400 hrs

Marcus Ward is planning another workshop for those who want to brush up on their wader identification skills. This will be a mix of an indoor talk and an outdoor walk. The indoor workshop will be in Lymington from which it is a short walk to the marshes.

Cost is £10 (HOS members), £22 (non-members, includes membership).

To book your place please contact Bob Lee – readerbob@btinternet.com*** Workshop Full – Waiting list in operation ***

Understanding Birds and Birding Workshop

Saturday 8 February 1000-1300 hrs

This half-day course called “Understanding Birds and Birding” has been designed to help members understand how birds live – including breeding, migrating, moulting, seeing, hearing, sleeping etc. We will also discuss how to be a better birder – equipment, apps, skills you can learn and places you should visit. Keith Betton is the course tutor, and it will be held at the Memorial Hall in Littleton, near Winchester. The course is limited to 30 people.

The cost is below and is paid on the day

HOS Members £15
Non-Members £31 (includes HOS membership for 2020)

If you’d like to attend please email Bob Lee – readerbob@btinternet.com remembering to say if you are a HOS member – *** 8 places left ***