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The place to come if you’d like to learn more about birds

Whether you’re a complete beginner, or you have some experience already, I hope you’ll find something of interest. July and August is a great time to learn how to identify swift, swallows and martins. Download this swift swallow and martin guide for tips. Browse the menu above to learn more about classes, events and birding in Leeds.

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Upcoming Events


0 All Booked All Booked All Booked 2098 Lower Aire Valley half day tour https://www.startbirding.co.uk/event/listing-lav-2-2/?event_date=2018-07-28&reg=1 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr 2018-07-28
28 Jul, 18
0 All Booked All Booked All Booked 2087 Yorkshire Day at YWT Staveley https://www.startbirding.co.uk/event/staveley-yorkshire-day-2/?event_date=2018-08-01&reg=1 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr 2018-08-01
01 Aug, 18
0 All Booked All Booked All Booked 2088 Yorkshire Day at Fairburn Ings https://www.startbirding.co.uk/event/fairburn-2-2-5/?event_date=2018-08-01&reg=1 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr 2018-08-01
01 Aug, 18

From the Blog


One-to-One Tuition

Summer or Autumn?

Now that the Leeds Birdfair is over I’m looking forward to enjoying the summer months although, as a birder, my July and August is spent

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