Wetland Bird Ecology & ID

Location: Merstham Community Facility Hub, 2A Portland Drive, Merstham, Surrey, RH1 3HY
Learn to identify the wetland birds of Surrey before going in search of them on a private reserve.

Event details


10:00am - 3:00pm
A static map of Wetland Bird Ecology & ID

About the event

Wet winter days can either be spent huddled indoors or outside embracing the elements.  Join us for an informative morning in the classroom learning about the birds that enjoy this harsh weather before venturing outside at a local private reserve in search of them.

The morning session will be at the Merstham Hub where you can enjoy  plenty of tea and coffee as well as ample free parking.  After lunch you will drive to a local reserve that our tutor, Simon Elson, has special access to.  The afternoon will be spent looking for signs of these birds as well as spotting quite a few of them.  Don't forget your binoculars and cameras.

This is a beginners course, but we welcome those who have previous knowledge.  Please note that we will be walking on uncovered, uneven wetland in the afternoon, Therefore, sturdy walking boots will be required.





members £35, non-members £47

Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


This course will not be suitable for those with mobility issues.

What to bring

Please bring a packed lunch.  We advise you to wear all weather clothing and sturdy walking boots for the afternoon session.

Parking information

free parking is available.



Contact us

adult learning team
Contact number: 01372379523