We are delighted to announce our first HOS (The Hampshire Ornithological Society) Young Birders Camp to be held at the Countryside Education Trust in Beaulieu. This event is aimed at young birders between the ages of 13 – 17 and aims to provide a unique insight into birdwatching and ornithology along with the opportunity to meet like-minded people. The participants will be privileged to hear and learn from talented and enthusiastic birders from HOS who will impart their knowledge and love of birds.
A ‘must’ for any dedicated young birder. The itinerary includes searching for nightjars, bird ringing and nest finding, wader identification, raptors and birds of prey, data collecting, moth trapping as well as informal talks with about further education and a career in ornithology. The weekend will be funded by the Cameron Bespolka Trust.
It is being organised by the Hampshire Ornithological Society, which records and publishes information about wild birds in the county of Hampshire. It has over 1200 members who benefit from field meetings, occasional indoor events, and regular updates with sightings and other bird news. www.hos.org.uk
Included for the weekend: meals, accommodation and transportation during the weekend. We do ask for a nominal contribution of £25 per person. You’ll need to arrange your own travel to and from the Countryside Education Trust, Palace Lane, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YG. Places are limited to 15 and these will be awarded to people demonstrating a keen interest in, and commitment to, nature conservation or ornithology.