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Autumn Bird Identification

Location: Grow WIlder, 181 Frenchay Park Road, Bristol, England, BS16 1HB
Fully booked
Learn all about the identification of birds in autumn on this one day course for both beginners and improvers.

Event details

Meeting point

Please meet at the Grow Wilder classroom


10:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Autumn Bird Identification

About the event

Join us for a socially distanced day of amazing birding. With a focus on woodland habitat, discover more about our counties resident and migrant birds as we explore a great place to see birds in the city. Expect a combination of an indoor introduction and outdoor practicals.

Learning outcomes:

  • An introduction to the identifying birds, both common and rare, by sight and sound during Autumn
  • Obtain key tips on how to distinguish between similar looking & sounding birds
  • Learn and practice ID techniques with a guide
  • Discover how your sightings can directly contribute to local conservation efforts


This course is led by ecologist Matt Collis at Grow Wilder (formerly Feed Bristol), our inspiring six-acre wildlife gardening hub, where people and wildlife thrive in a productive setting. The wildlife nursery will also be open for those who wish to buy some plants.

Please help to protect our staff and others on this course by not attending if you or anyone in your household or social ‘bubble’ is feeling ill or have symptoms of Covid-19 (A temperature; a new, continuous cough and/or the loss of taste or smell).

How we are addressing issues associated with COVID-19 on every Adult Learning course.:

• We have fully revised our risk assessments to adhere to the ongoing Government issued COVID 19 guidelines.

• All surfaces and any equipment will be fully sanitized prior to each course.

• Hand washing and the use of hand sanitizers will be required on arrival and throughout the day.

• There will be a maximum of 10 delegates on this course.

• We will maximise the amount of time spent outside.

• Classroom seating will be set up ensuring 2m social distancing

• Delegates will be asked to wear a face mask in the classroom (if windows needs to be closed) and always in ‘common’ areas such as toilets/kitchen/corridors where 2m social distancing cannot be provided.

• The tutor will retain a 2 metre + distance from the delegates. In the cases where this is not possible, a face mask will be worn.

• Delegates must bring their own packed lunch and water bottle. If you’d like a hot drink, please bring a flask and cup with you.

• We request that delegates and tutors download the NHS Test and Trace App and notify us if they develop symptoms up to 14 days after attending this course so that staff and other course delegates can be notified.

• Any COVID-19 positive test results must be notified to us immediately up receipt of the result, to ensure everyone exposed can self-isolate for 10 days and obtain a test themselves.






Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


Guide dogs only


People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance

Parking information

Yes parking on site

Bicycle parking



Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

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