Beginners Bird Identification



Suitable for absolute beginners.
Unveil the mysteries of Dublin’s wintering birds in a 2-hour Identification Course and 1-hour Birdwatching experience! Join Marie Louise Heffernan on 14th March at Bull Island visitor centre to delve into the fascinating world of seasonal avian visitors. Learn to identify and appreciate their unique traits, and behaviours during the winter months. Following the course, grab your binoculars. Limited spaces available! Reserve now and embrace the magic of wintering birds in this internationally important bird area.

Cost: €65

Date: 14th March

Numbers: 15 max

Availability: 15 in stock

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Beginners Bird Identification

Target group(s)
General public

Beginner /improver

To aid this group in bird identification.

Trainer Bio
Marie Louise Heffernan CEnv, MCIEEM MSc has 30 years’ experience working with birds through her company Aster Environmental Consultants. She has carried out numerous surveys of both wintering and breeding birds. She has been part of bird research team at MAFF UK and carried out bird research for NPWS in Ireland.

Course format
In person

Learning Objective

The objective is to teach bird identification skills

  1. How to select optical equiqment, optimum weather and tidal conditions
  2. Key features of wintering water birds and how to use these for identification in the field.
  3. Separating difficult birds by features.

Payment options
Payments can be made by credit card, PayPal, cheque or PO (purchase order). Options available on the checkout page. Send cheques or POs to Aster Environmental Consultants, Letterfrack, Co. Galway. Once payment has been received your registration will be confirmed.


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