Bird ID at Trimley Marshes

Location: Trimley Marshes, Trimley Marshes, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 0UD
Trimley Marshes: Come and enjoy an enjoyable and informative day learning how to distinguish the different birds to be found out on the marshes.

Event details


10:00am - 4:00pm
A static map of Bird ID at Trimley Marshes

About the event

- Please note, we will only be taking bookings for this event once we have been given guidance from the government that it is safe to do so.

During an interactive indoor session, experienced local birder, Paddy Shaw will help you develop your bird identification techniques, cover useful resources (field guides, websites) as well as optics and basic field craft. You will then have a chance to explore the wonders of Trimley Marshes and put your new found skills into practice.

Paddy Shaw is Projects Officer for Waveney Bird Club and leads on the Waveney Swifts initiative. He has been a birder for more than 20 years and has led guided walks for 8 years. He has also co-lead birding trips abroad, including Portugal, Bulgaria, Poland and Hungary. He is Higher Education Leader for East Coast College, where he has been responsible for the development of many degree programmes in partnership with the University of Suffolk.

Wigeon, teal, Brent geese and redshank are among some of the species you can expect to see with the unmistakable sight of the marsh harrier ghosting over reedbeds almost guaranteed. So there will be plenty to hone your skills on.

You will need to bring:
·    A packed lunch
·    Binoculars if you have them
·    A pad & pen
·    A camera if you wish

Please wear weather suitable clothing and stout footwear or wellies.   

Tea, coffee & biscuits will be served throughout the day and are included in the cost of the course.

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Please note that your booking is non-refundable and we run all our courses based on a minimum number of participants. You can find our full Terms & Conditions via this link:

If any of the courses you wish to attend are full or you cannot make the date, please let us know so that we can register your interest and let you know of future opportunities or add your name to a reserve list. You can contact us on: or Tel: 01473 890 089.

If you’d like to purchase a Voucher for future courses for yourself or as a gift, you can do so via our online shop at




Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

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No dogs permitted


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Wheelchair access

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Contact us

Contact number: 01473 890089

Future events taking place with Suffolk Wildlife Trust