Guided 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 and children are welcome to join (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult). 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.
Book your free place 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 rangers in their blue uniform.
Link to location on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/mYXaj68rnFT91udm6 (local parking charges apply)
Duration: 2 hours at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops.
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 . The walk is less than a mile long at a leisurely pace with regular watching stops. If you have any questions about the route and accessibility please feel free to contact us in advance for more information.
- Well behaved dogs are welcome to join but they 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.