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Spurn Wader Id & Phonescoping Workshop 2022

  • Kilnsea and Spurn East Yorkshire

Want to take your wader identification to the next level and learn how to capture your birding experiences on film?

Join us for a five day workshop which combines wader identification with hands on wildlife filming on your mobile phone. We'll spend 5 days at the amazing Spurn Bird Observatory, Kilnsea and Humber estuary, one of the best places for birding in the country. We'll be focusing on, and combining two key disciplines:

  • Identification of waders in a variety of plumages
  • How to use your smart phone with a spotting scope to film and view our target species.

The workshop is timed with the start of autumn wader migration, perfect for summer plumage waders. Our experienced guides will supply the latest digital technology to get you the best sightings of the birds and provide comparative views between different species - so essential in learning the finer points of wader identification.

At this time of year there is always a great chance of land migrants too, with favourable conditions songbirds such as Icterine Warbler, Barred Warbler and Wryneck are not unusual at this time of year.

YCN make a large donation to Spurn Bird Observatory every year from the profits of our trips. To see how your trip makes a difference Click Here

Full board accommodation and meals are provided by Westmere Farm in Kilnsea and The Crown and Anchor pub. 

Dates: August 1st - 5th 2022

Level: Beginners and intermediate

Places: Up to 8

Leaders Mark Pearson and Paul Wheatley

Price: £575.00/person. 

What’s included: Full board for the 5 day tour with four nights' accommodation, and two expert guides.

To Book: Please use the booking facility below, complete the booking form and we will then get in touch with you to finalise the booking. Any queries please give YCN a call on 07747753260.

Queries: Contact Yorkshire Coast Nature. richard.baines@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk


Spurn Wader Id & Phonescoping Workshop 2022

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »


Spurn Wader Id & Phonescoping Workshop 2022

Paul Wheatley Paul is a keen birder with a passion for observing Yorkshire's amazing wildlife. He is a specialist in the rapidly evolving photographic discipline of phonescoping: combining a spotting scope with a common or garden smartphone to photograph or film birds and other wildlife. His footage has featured… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Mon 1st Aug - 1.30pm 5 days Kilnsea and Spurn East Yorkshire Group £575 8 Places remaining

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