Winter bird-ringing


Bird-ringing can help monitor changes in bird productivity, survival rates, dispersal and migration, enabling conservation issues to be tackled.

Bedgebury’s bird-ringer, Christine George, will be ringing birds at Bedgebury from October through to early spring on still, sunny weekday mornings, approximately once a fortnight. A very small audience for each session will have the opportunity to observe wild birds close up.  Click here to read more about the experience in an article by Alex Preston. 

Each session will start at around 8.00am and will last for about 2 hours. The venue will be confirmed closer to the event.

As this event is weather dependent, anyone who would like to attend should register their interest by calling 01580 879842. We will contact interested individuals a day or two before a session is due to take place (once the weather forecast becomes known) to fill the spaces.

Each session, once arranged, will cost £6 per person.

To register your interest, please phone us on 01580 879842. 

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. Events involving a walk may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Children under the age of 16 may attend if appropriate but must pay as indicated and must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. Attendance by children under the age of 16 may not be appropriate unless indicated by a child price or reference to child attendees. No child under 16 should attend unless genuinely interested in the subject matter or child attendance is indicated in the description. This is to avoid disruption to the event for other adult attendees.