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  • Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    *SOLD OUT* Bird ID Walk - Wetland and woodland bird identification, Loch Leven



24 September 2020


£15 (£12 SOC members)


10am-1pm approx.


Loch Leven, Perth & Kinross

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Birdwatching at Loch Leven in winter can provide excellent opportunities to learn the basics of bird identification with geese and other wildfowl present on and around the loch.  It is an exciting time of year with the prospect of seeing the first geese arriving from Iceland while the last of the summer visitors are departing. 

The group number is restricted in order to facilitate social distancing, in line with Scottish Government guidance. More information on our Covid-19 measures in place to ensure the safety of participants will be provided in the meeting details issued in advance of the walk.

The walks will last around two – three hours and will be lead by Scott Paterson, our guided walks organiser.  The walk will be relaxed and informal with discussion and questions encouraged and will aim to provide an enjoyable introduction to birds, bird identification and birdwatching.  

Please ensure that you come prepared for all weathers and have warm, waterproof clothing.  You will also need sturdy walking boots or shoes, or Wellingtons although we will not be doing any serious hiking, but will be walking on paths which may be rough and/or muddy.   If you have binoculars, please bring them, if you do not have any please let Scott know and we will arrange a loan pair.

Data Protection
Any personal details you provide when booking will be stored securely by the SOC and shared only with the walks organiser, Scott Paterson, for the purpose of administering your participation on the course.

Cancellations policy
SOC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of its scheduled guided walks due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient bookings. Where participants are unable to join a re-scheduled walk, a full refund will be given. In the event that a participant cancels their booking, we regret that we will only be able to issue a refund (minus £1.50 admin fee) if we are able to fill the place.  

Depending on Government guidance nearer the time regarding outdoor gatherings for educational purposes, we may need to further restrict the number of participants on the walk or cancel. In the event of this, we will contact individuals regarding the transfer of bookings to an alternative date or to organise a refund, as required.

Course fully booked? Join our waiting list
If this particular course is fully booked and you would like to join our Reserve List in case we receive any cancellations, please contact us. Or interested in the course but can’t make all or some of these dates or the location/s don’t suit? Please see our full events listings for walks elsewhere, or join our guided walks mailing list to be notified about upcoming courses.


SOC brings together like-minded individuals with a passion for birds, nature and conservation through a programme of talks, outings, conferences and via the Club’s quarterly journal, Scottish Birds.