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Happy New Year! Traditionally, New Year’s Day is when birders go outdoors to get a good start to their year list. I’ve always like to have a lie in after partying the night before so I tend to start off my list with birds from my garden and have a good day’s birding on 2nd January. Read more here.

If you’ve resolved to improve your birding in 2019 then look no further. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or you have some experience already, you’ll find the right option for you.

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0 Standard 10 2 15 All Booked All Booked 2231 Understanding wings and feathers https://www.startbirding.co.uk/event/wings-feathers/?event_date=2019-01-16&reg=1 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr 2019-01-16
16 Jan, 19
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18 Jan, 19
0 All Booked All Booked All Booked 2216 Dusk at Staveley https://www.startbirding.co.uk/event/staveley-3-2/?event_date=2019-01-19&reg=1 https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr 2019-01-19
19 Jan, 19

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Happy new year

Hello birdwatchers Happy New Year! Traditionally, New Year’s Day is when birders go outdoors to get a good start to their year list. I’ve always

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