Young Birders Camp


Hawfinch by Andy Tew

HOS together with the Cameron Bespolka Trust (with input from Wild New Forest) are delighted to announce the first Young Birders Camp to be held at the CET Beaulieu over the weekend of 1st to 3rd June 2018. It is being generously funded by the Cameron Bespolka trust.


The event is aimed at young birders aged between 13 and 17 years of age and aims to provide an opportunity to take part in and experience a range of field based activities. From field survey techniques through to nest finding, Hawfinch and Nightjar ringing, wader and raptor identification, camera trapping and much more, with like-minded individuals in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. We will also have presentations covering a range of subjects focusing on how a passion for wildlife can be turned into a career.


Above all it will be a great fun weekend where most of the classic New Forest species should be seen. Full details on applying can be found on the Cameron Bespolka Trust website.  


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. 


Places are limited to a total of 15, advertising initially in Hampshire but will be rolled out to a wider audience in the New Year so please get your applications in ASAP.