Information and advice

Information and advice sheets covering a range of topics such as optical equipment, bird identification and field guides are available in digital form.  They are provided free of charge to those who attend the day sessions.  Examples are listed below.

Equipment & birding skills

Be a better birder

Choosing binoculars

Telescopes and tripods

How to set the eye dioptre

ID aids

Bird identification

Bird families

Bird ID check list

Winter raptors

Raptors in summer

Winter waders


Grebes and divers


Learning bird sounds

Bird song crib sheets by habitat - deciduous woodland, coniferous woodland, wetland, heathland


Autumn migration

How do birds migrate

Avian feats of migration

Bird migration:  terminology and definitions