Raptor Ramble

An afternoon at the The Burgh, a top area in the South Downs for birds of prey, and a great place to spot some Brown Hares!
Raptor Ramble

Time & Location

05 Feb 2022, 13:30 – 18:00 GMT
Burpham, The Street, Burpham BN18 9RR, UK

About the event

David Campbell and Nick Bond will be leading this walk around The Burgh, starting from the recreation ground car park at TQ039088. We will begin by scanning the water meadows for any wintering Bewick's Swans then pass the treatment works to check for Siberian Chiffchaff, before walking to the raptor hotspot that is The Burgh. Owls and harriers will be our main target there, so we will stake out the best area of rough grassland at dusk.

The area is a well known hunting ground for birds of prey in winter, with possibilities including Marsh and Hen Harriers, Short-eared Owl, Barn Owl, Merlin, Red Kite, Peregrine and Common Buzzard. It's also a fantastic place to clap eyes on some Brown Hares, an emblematic species of the South Downs National Park. There will be a good variety of farmland birds to see too, including a good chance of Grey Partridge.

Walking distance approx. 4 miles

Please bring a torch as we will be returning in the dark, getting back to the meeting point at about 6pm.

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  • Standard
    £20
    +£0.50 Service fee
    £20
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  • Under-18s (with adult)
    £0
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  • Binocular rent add-on
    £5
    +£0.13 Service fee
    £5
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