2017 Programme

    Date                                          Activity                                            
Sat Jan 15th                          Mist Netting
Sat Jan 21st or Sun 22nd       Project Wigeon (Cannon Netting Otter Estuary)                                
Mon Feb 6th                         Mist Netting                                     
Sat Feb 18th or Sun 19th       Project Wigeon (Cannon Netting Otter Estuary)                                  
Tue Feb 21st                        Mist Netting                                                               
Fri Mar 10th                         Mist Netting                                                                    
Wed Mar 22nd                     Mist Netting                                                                        
Tues Apr 4th                        Mist Netting                                                                          
Sat Apr 16th                         Mist Netting                                                                        
Wed May 4th                        Mist Netting                                                                           
Sat May 15th                        Mist Netting    Weekend two day session                                     
Sun May 16th                       Mist Netting    Weekend two day session                                      
Wed May 24th                      Mist Netting                                                                          
Mon June 5th                        Mist Netting                                                                           
Sat Jun 17th                          Mist Netting                                                                   
Tues Jun 27th                        Mist Netting                                                                    
Fri Jul  7th                             Mist Netting                                                                       
Mon Jul 17th                         Mist Netting                                                            
Tues Aug 1st                         Mist Netting                                                                        
Sat Aug  12th                        Mist Netting     Weekend two day session                                       
Sun Aug  13th                       Mist Netting      Weekend two day session                                     
Thurs Aug 24th                     Mist Netting                                                                        
Sat Sep 2nd                           Mist Netting     Weekend two day session                                      
Sun Sep 3rd                           Mist Netting    Weekend two day session                            
Tues Sep  12th                      Mist Netting                                                                        
Sat Sept 23rd                        Mist Netting                                                                           
Sun Oct 1st                           Mist Netting                                                                       
Sat Oct  14th                         Mist Netting                                                                       
Mon Nov 6th                        Mist Netting                                                                                   
Tues Nov 21st                      Mist Netting                                                           
Sat Dec 18th                         Mist Netting                                                           




NB The above programme lists the main sessions during the year, but there may be opportunities at other times to catch birds. Members will be informed of these.  In particular dates for cannon netting of Shelduck on the Axe Estuary and of Wigeon on the Otter Estuary will be circulated to members nearer the time (though the Otter sessions have now been programmed).  This is a change from previous practice to allow flexibility in catching.  Shelduck catches will now be processed near the catching site at Seaton Marshes.


1. All sessions start at the Discovery Hut, unless stated otherwise.

2. Start time will be announced close to the date and sessions usually extend (except for cannon- net catches) into the early afternoon.

3. Dates may change with short notice depending on weather conditions, so members are advised to check that the session is still proceeding.

4. Non-members may attend sessions, but are requested to make a donation towards costs of rings, etc.