Bedgebury's dawn chorus


May is the perfect time of year, and dawn is the perfect time of day to hear the most species of birds singing at the same time! The nightingale, turtle dove, garden warbler and spotted flycatcher (and other visiting birds) should have arrived and Bedgebury should be ringing with birdsong! 

Join local wildlife guide and bird expert, Simon Ginnaw, as he leads a small group around the Pinetum at sunrise.

Simon, whose particular expertise is birdsong, will unravel the complexity of the Pinetum’s birdsong for you and, hopefully, find the group a star bird or two from the lovely range of visiting summer birds.

The walk will start at approximately 4.15am and will finish at approximately 6.30am. Exact times will be confirmed with attendees nearer to the event.

£12 per person (members), £15 per person (non-members).

To book your place please phone 01580 879842 or pop into the Visitor Centre Information Office.

Booking conditions: All events are held in, or will start from, the Bedgebury Visitor Centre unless otherwise specified. Full payment is required to reserve places on all events. No refund can be offered for failure to attend any course or event, unless the place released is taken by someone on the waiting list. If excessively adverse weather is forecast, a cancellation email will be sent before the event. If you are unable to attend on the proposed alternative date, you will be offered a full refund. Dogs are not permitted (other than guide dogs). Events involving a walk may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. No child under 16 should attend unless genuinely interested in the subject matter or child attendance is indicated in the description or pricing. This is to avoid disruption to the event for other adult attendees. Children under the age of 16 may attend if appropriate but must pay as indicated and must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. Site admission is included in the non-members price.