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A Dawn Chorus at Mapperton


We will be out early on this morning walk to hear the wonderful array of bird song that rings out across the marshes, meadows, scrubland and woodlands of Coltleigh in the spring.

We can expect to hear 30 or more species on our morning walk including various tits, warblers. doves, thrushes, finches and bunting. Some likely highlights include Yellowhammer, Marsh Tits, Willow Warbler, Stonechat, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Blackcap, cooing Stock Doves and ‘yaffling’ Green Woodpeckers.

Date and Time: 6am Sunday 8th May 2022

Location: Meet at the Coach House at Mapperton.

Schedule: Introductions then 5 minute drive up to Coltleigh Farm

Duration: 2.5 hour Guided Walk with Peter Forrest

Tickets: £30 per person 

Peter Forrest

With twenty years experience managing nature reserves around Britian, including fifteen years spent with the Kent Wildlife Trust, Peter was heavily involved with the first authorised release of European Beavers anywhere in the UK, which took place on the reserve that he managed for the Kent Wildlife Trust. Since returning to Dorset, Peter has been actively involved with many local groups concerned with the conservation and observation of plants and wildlife. He is on the committee of Dorset Moth Group; heavily involved in the Dorset Flora group – including data collection for the distribution of plants around Dorset; Dorset Bird Club, also assisting them with the creation of the annual Dorset Bird Report and he is a founder member of the recently formed Bridport Bird Club.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your Wildlands booking unless the weather forces cancellation. We also cannot guarantee the weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature can unpredictable, despite our best efforts! However there’s always plenty of wildlife to see.

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