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Hitting the High Notes: an Introduction to Bird Song (Cancelled)


Date & Time

Start: Saturday, 18 April 2020 - 2:00 pm

End: Sunday, 19 April 2020 - 8:00 pm

Booking is essential. Please book on Eventbrite.


Blaydon Youth & Community Centre

Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 5QE

Event Details

Please note: this course has been cancelled.

In light of the changing situation surrounding the spread of coronavirus, this course has been cancelled.

We will postpone activities wherever possible and continue to monitor the situation. The NHSN office will also close until the situation improves. If you have any enquiries please email us at

Course tutor: Keith Bowey
Course length: 2 days. Please note the different start and end times for each day:
Saturday – 2.00-8.00pm
Sunday   – 6.00am-12.00pm
Course structure: Indoor sessions with field trips on both days
Course cost: £65 (Concession £55)

This course will provide participants with the opportunity to ‘get a handle’ on how bird song works and how to begin to identify birds by their song. Classroom activities will explain what song is and what it does, the difference between calls and song, and a little bit of the science behind bird song.

Through evening and dawn ‘song sessions’, participants will gain practical experience with how bird song works in different habitats and to start the process of identifying birds from their song and calls. The first day of the course will commence with an indoor class in the afternoon, followed by bird listening into the evening.  This will be followed by a 6am start on Sunday 19th, to listen to morning bird song.

Please note that indoor sessions will take place at Blaydon Youth & Community Centre.

NB. You must be an NHSN member to attend this course. You will be asked to provide your NHSN membership number when registering. Not a member? Learn more about NHSN membership.

Please read the terms and conditions for NHSN education courses before booking.