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Wading birds feeding at Yarmouth

Event details

Date: 16 February 2022

Time: 13:00 - 14:30

Location: Hamble Point

The beginners birdwatching session at Hamble Point has been cancelled due to the forecasted bad weather. Attendees have been emailed more information.


Beginner’s birdwatching session at Hamble Point

Join a ranger for a relaxed and informal beginner birdwatcher session at Hamble Point. On a falling tide we hope to see a myriad of waders, ducks and geese getting their fill of seashore food. Learn about some of the magnificent migrations birds take to reach the area and find out some fascinating facts.

Children are welcome however the session will be aimed at adults. Bring binoculars if you have them but don’t worry if you don’t, you can enjoy views of the birds through the ranger’s birding telescope.

The session is free but booking is required. The event will be limited to 20 people maximum, we will operate on a first come first serve basis.


Meeting place: Shoreside Car Park at the end of School Lane in Hamble, SO31 4NB. Look out for our friendly Rangers in their blue uniform. Parking is free.

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Duration: 1.5 hours at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.

Accessibility statement: This is an outdoor event in a public space. There are two watching stops from where we will observe the birds. The first is on the shingle beach in front of the car park. The second is approx. 350m away on a surfaced footpath. If you have any questions about the route and accessibility please feel free to contact us in advance for more information.


Please note:

  • Well behaved dogs are welcome to join but will need to be kept on a short lead for the entirety of the walk. Please remember that other dogs may also be coming along so your dog should be comfortable in these situations.
  • Please wear sturdy shoes and dress appropriately for the weather (we advise warm layers with a waterproof coat and waterproof trousers in case the rain clouds come to visit us!)
  • We will be adhering to relevant government guidelines on Coronavirus and will be encouraging social distancing.
  • There are no toilet facilities available at this location.