Birdwatching for beginners
Be familiar with the common birds
Learn the basics in birdwatching and get in touch with Gotlands most common beautiful birds. This is a workshop for beginners – you don’t need any previous knowledge. If you have little experience of birdwatching, you will develop your skills! The workshop mixes field studies and theory to get the best out of the day. The area we explore has a very rich birdlife. Species we may meet are Avocet, Shoveler, Teal and Shellduck. There is a good chance to spot raptors, Golden- and White-tailed Eagles included.
Sweden's best bird spots.
The birding spots in Gotland are one of the best in Sweden. The coast line and the coastal meadow are very rich in breeding birds. In March, the first birds are arriving. In April and Maj a huge number of Barnacle geese are resting. Already in early July the autumn migration is starting with a great variety of waders. The adults with beautiful breeding plumages are coming first.
This workshop is for beginners – no previous knowledge required.
Included in birdwatching for beginners
- One day workshop, excursion and theory.
- Webb-based documentation, diploma and checklist.
- Basic meal.
- Small group, max 8 persons.
- Borrow a binocular – book in advance.
Jim Sundberg is the workshop leader. He has long and deep experience of ornithology and nature guiding. He has also a batchelor of education from Uppsala University. Jim have been leader of bird expeditions in Sweden and abroad in cooperation with AviFauna Nature Tours. He is very engaged to spread his knowledge to his students. Some of his special skills are bird sounds and raptors.
Tips of equipment
Sturdy shoes or boots. Warm clothes. Optionally Raincoat.
08:00 Guided excursion
12:00 Basic lunch
13:00 Theory class and reflections to morning’s excursion
16:00 End of workshop.
Book the workshop
Birdwatching for beginners 2019
Time: Monday July 6.
Place: Fårögården, Fårö.
Price: 1250 SEK incl Swe tax.