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Launch of New Durham Bird Watching Course

27th September 2013

The Natural History Society of Northumbria is launching a new bird watching course in County Durham this Autumn.

Led by Keith Bowey, one of the region’s top bird experts, the course is designed to give participants theoretical and practical skills in identifying British birds.

This is the first time that the Society has operated a natural history course in Durham and follows the successful courses already operating from the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

When asked about the project, Keith said “students can learn how to identify some of the wonderful birds found in the county by studying them indoors at Shakespeare Hall in Durham, and then we will go out to try and find them at some of the region’s nature reserves.”

Starting on the 10th October, the course will run for ten weeks, incorporating five field trips to local sites such as Derwent Reservoir and Shibdon Pond, as well as the migration Mecca of the South Shields coast.

For full course details or to book contact the Society on 0191 232 6386 or visit the activities page.