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Event details

Date: 30 January 2022

Time: 10:30 - 12:30

Location: Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Sorry this event is now FULLY BOOKED

Beginner’s birdwatching session at Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Join our rangers on the Isle of Wight for a guided birdwatching session along the beautiful Western Yar estuary. This is a short walk with plenty of regular stops to watch the wonderful wildlife that can be seen around our coast over the winter time.

Some of the species we may see include dark-bellied brent geese, curlew, oystercatcher, black-tailed godwit, lapwing and golden plover!

This session is aimed at those who are new to, or less-experienced at bird watching – our rangers will be on hand to help you learn more about these fascinating species and improve your coastal bird identification skills. 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. Please book via Eventbrite here


Meeting place: The southern end of the River Road Car Park in Yarmouth (across from the Wightlink ferry terminal). Look out for our friendly Rangers in their blue uniform.

See link to location on Google Maps: (parking charges apply)


Accessibility statement: This is an outdoor event in a public space. Whilst we will be following the footpath, some of it is uneven in places and there is a stile to step over by Yarmouth Mill. The walk is less than a mile long at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.


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.
  • The nearest toilet facilities are in Yarmouth town.

Book your free place via Eventbrite here