Welcome to Start Birding


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

Thank you for stopping by to find out more about birdwatching. Whether you’re a complete beginner, or you have some experience already, you’ll find the right learning option for you here.

Covid-19 is limiting birdwatching experiences at the moment but I am able to provide one-to-one sessions close to Leeds. Usually I offer a range of group classes each week and throughout the year. You can choose from 2 hour, 4 hour or full day sessions. I also run 3-day weekends.

If you’d like to give friends or family a unique present then my birdwatching vouchers are available to buy on line.

To keep informed about birdwatching opportunities, special offers and to recieve news about birds in Leeds, please complete the form on this page. You’ll also be able to download my free information sheets on binoculars and field guides.

contact me to arrange your own bespoke guided birding experience or for details about guided birding.

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From the Blog


One-to-One Learning

Lockdown 3 – too many sequels!

Hi folks Not such a happy new year after all! We didn’t even get started with classes in 2021. Just hours before I was to

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