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Birdsong Workshop June 2020

  • Ravenscar, North Yorkshire


The North Yorkshire Coast and Forests are blessed with ideal conditions for experiencing and learning birdsong. To really hear every note and bathe in this blissful sound you need two things; high-quality semi-natural habitats and peaceful tranquillity. In partnership with the National Trust, Yorkshire Coast Nature have designed two uniquely linked events. Two beginner’s guided walks followed by a more in-depth workshop aimed at learning new skills for beginners and the more experienced.

Birdsong Workshop

We live at a very special time in history when our marvel and love of birdsong has been enriched by science and advances in technology. This workshop combines both a walk outside in the woods and the cliffs of Ravenscar on the North Yorkshire Coast with an indoor learning session. We will be listening to different species, recording bird calls and song using sound recorders and then processing these sound files to produce spectrograms.

A spectrogram is a visual representation of a sound frequency over time. They can be beautiful things in themselves, a view into another world and an aid to help us learn new bird calls and songs. A wonderful opportunity to see a song!

The workshop includes tuition time in a friendly group learning environment led by YCN Director and Ecologist Richard Baines and National Trust rangers, opportunities to use sound recording and software technology and light refreshments.  

Numbers are limited so we can keep the group relatively small to ensure a high-quality experience for everyone.

Location: Ravenscar National Trust North Yorkshire 

Dates and Times: 14th June 8am – 4pm

Number: 12

Cost: £60/person To Book please phone 0344 249 1895 or book online CLICK HERE. (Booking fee applies).

Please bring: Warm outdoor clothing, walking boots or stout footwear, binoculars, a packed lunch



Birdsong Workshop June 2020

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »