Sarah in the hide at Arne

Birdwatching for beginners course

Join the team at RSPB Arne for their new Birdwatching for Beginners course. Get to grips with basic birdwatching skills and improve your confidence in identifying UK birds.

This spring at Arne they are offering a full day birdwatching course for beginners. Perfect if you want to learn more about finding and identifying the birds at Arne or even in your garden at home.

You will be guided by wildlife experts to improve your skills in basic spotting and identification across several habitats. These include garden and hedgerow birds, wading birds and wildfowl, and heathland specialists.

The day will include an introductory talk with one of Arne’s expert volunteers, followed by guided walks around different areas of the reserve to put your skills to the test. Visit the amazing undercover hides armed with newfound knowledge and confidence. Resources to assist you will be provided and binoculars can be hired from Arne shop on the day. No prior knowledge/experience necessary.

The price of your ticket will include a hot lunch option provided in the Arne café.

Click here for further information and to book.

*Please note this event will include a full day of walking and being on your feet. Participants will walk several miles over the course of the day, please consider this before purchasing a ticket. Please enquire about hiring a mobility tramper for this event if you feel that this would allow you to take part.*



20 May 2023


10:00 am - 4:00 pm





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