Waders and Wildfowl

Suffolk coast

Sanderling.

Although in winter, at first glance they all look rather similar everyone can separate the various species of wader. Join us to find out more.

Dressed in their grey-brown livery, waders in winter can be difficult to identify and although more colourful, wildfowl can also be a challenge. The British coastline is internationally important as a wintering ground for vast numbers of waders and wildfowl. In recognition of the importance of these two groups, this workshop aims to look closely at all the usual and some of the less usual species.. During this four night break we will be visitng some of the top locations in the area including Minsmere and the Alde and Blythe Estuaries which are very close. We will be covering all the important aspects of identification, including distant birds, silhouettes and those in flight. A combination of watching in the field and indoor re-cap sessions is designed to provide a methodical aid to identification. At the same time, our choice of venue, Satis House, provides the ideal base for an enjoyable and relaxing winter break.

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Four nights dinner bed and breakfast, picnic lunches on three days, transport throughout the event, and the services of the leader.

Travel insurance and items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry and phone calls.

Suffolk coastal sites including Minsmere, walberswick, Alde and Blythe Estuaries.


HOTEL: Satis House Hotel is an 18th Century Grade 1 listed country house, in the village of Yoxford and is perfectly placed for exploration of the Suffolk coastline between Walberswick and Aldburgh. The rooms are very comfortable and well-appointed and Satis House has a reputation for good standards of food. More information on Satis House can be found on www.satishouse.co.uk. The postcode is IP17 3EX.
 

 
01691 718740
01691 718740