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Full Day Bird Safari - Thorney Island - Chichester (28/08/2020) CANCELLED Friday, 28th August 2020 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cancelled until further notice.

If you have booked on this course we will contact you a few weeks before the course date to confirm its cancellation and arrange a full refund. Thank you for your patience.


Please get in touch to go our our waiting list.

Tutor:  Mike Russell 

This special extended full-day bird safaris is the perfect way to learn more about the wonderful birdlife found in the southwest corner of Sussex. Each safari is aimed at beginners and gives you the chance to learn about birds and bird identification while visitingsome of the best sites in Sussex at a time of year when they are at their best for birdwatching.

This safari takes us to the most western point of Sussex and we follow the footpath all the way around Thorney Island which juts out into Chichester Harbour. It is a time where autumn migration reaches its peak and there will hopefully a variety of waders probing for food in the mudflats. Also, Whinchats, Wheatears and other small birds will also be passing through. There is a good chance of seeing Osprey as well as one or two stay around here for a few weeks in the autumn. On the western side of the Island there is a reedbed which holds one of the only populations of Bearded Tits in West Sussex.

No previous knowledge needed, just enthusiasm. These courses are popular. If they are fully booked please request to be placed on the waiting list as we may run more (email

Meet at the small car park in Prinsted Lane.  Nearest postcode PO10 8HS.

Booking essential