Dawn Chorus Walk

Dawn Chorus Walk
Dawn Chorus WalkMay 8th | Village Noticeboard by the Footbridge

Hot on the heels of International Dawn Chorus Day (1st May), join Aquila Ecology for a guided walk around the woodlands, hedgerows, riverside and scrub in the beautiful village of St Fillans, West Perthshire.

We will stop, look and listen during a sedate ramble to identify the beautiful sights and sounds of resident and migrant birds during the dawn period. We may be lucky enough to see some mammals too such as Bats, Otter, Red Squirrel, Red or Roe Deer.

We will aim to identify all our common garden birds such as Blackbird, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch, Dunnock, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Robin, Wren as well as some summer migrants such as Willow Warbler, Redstart, Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, Swallow, Swift and House Martin.

We should also see Dipper on the river and local raptors such as Common Buzzard, Red Kite and fishing Ospreys.

The walk will be on marked paths and pavements but there will be the chance of wet or muddy patches. There will be some inclines, but nothing too onerous for most people.

Warm clothes are recommended, a choice of layers being the best option. Sturdy shoes or boots should be worn and waterproofs are always good to have. Bring binoculars, a scope if you had one, and a camera for those all important record shots. Dogs should stay at home and sleep as they may scare the wildlife.

We will meet at 4.45am at the village noticeboard, finishing around 7.00am for breakfast in the Village Shop for Liam's famous bacon rolls and great coffee.

Cost will be £7.50 per person (discount for villagers - ask me), children under 12 can come for free. 

To book and make payment, please email [email protected]

Please note, if the weather is heavy rain or strong winds the walk will not go ahead.

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