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Summer Birds at Coltleigh


This morning we will focus on finding and learning about some of the specialist breeding birds of Coltleigh and explaining why the rewilding is already beginning to have a positive impacts on some of the scarcer species that are declining nationally.

We can expect to see or hear individuals and family parties of various tits, warblers, doves, thrushes, finches and buntings with likely highlights including Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, Yellowhammer, Marsh Tit, Willow Warbler, Stonechat, Reed Bunting and Siskin.

Date and Time: 6am Sunday 24th July 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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