• Gulls by Laurie Campbell

    Fully Booked - Mid-week course of Guided Walks



21 February 2019


Block of 4 walks, £45 (£37 SOC members)


10am-1pm approx.

Booking Info:

Apologies this is now fully booked

* Apologies this course is now fully booked *. Please see our full events listings for walks elsewhere, or join our guided walks mailing list to be notified about upcoming courses. 

Birdwatching in mid-winter can provide excellent opportunities to learn the basics of bird identification or brush up on your existing knowledge, with wildfowl looking at their best and woodland birds just beginning to practise a song or two and casting an eye towards the all-important Spring time. We should catch up with some winter visitors such as Goldeneye Duck and various thrushes and, who knows, we may even spot a Waxwing or two!  

The pace of the walks, which last around 2-3 hours (approx 10.00am-1.00pm) is fairly relaxed and the ambience is informal, with discussion and questions encouraged. The aim is to provide an enjoyable introduction to birds, bird identification and bird watching. Numbers are limited to eight to maximise individual learning. 

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. Otherwise, we can arrange a loan pair, just let us know at the time of booking.

Mid-week course (Block of 4 walks, £45 / £37 SOC members)
Thur 21 Feb: Aberlady Bay, 10am
Thur 28 Feb: Pencaitland Railway Walk, 10am
Thur 7 Mar: Musselburgh, 10am
Thur 14 Mar: Gosford, 10am

The walks will be led by our friendly expert, Scott Paterson, who has many years' experience as trainer in the field of bird identification skills. To book a place using a debit or credit card, call  01875 871330. 

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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.


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.