Wildlife & Nature Event:Identifying Birds For Beginners at RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserveadd to shortlist

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RSPB Ynys-Hir

RSPB Ynys-Hir

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RSPB Ynys-Hir

Birdwatching, Sat 21 May 2022, £25

RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve,
SY20 8TA



If you've ever wanted to understand the difference between a coal tit and a willow tit, a chaffinch and a dunnock, tuned in to the sound of a blackbird, thrush or jay, then this is for you.

Join our expert and friendly staff to help you with your bird ID skills.here are 3 sessions over the early spring each lasting two hours where we will take the time to give you the skills and knowledge to begin or build on, your bird ID knowledge.

The first session is in late April when the trees are still pretty bare of leaves helping you to start. We will cover how best to use your binoculars, use a bird ID book and look at factors and tips that will help bird ID seem less mysterious.

All sessions will be outside on the reserve so please wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear. Due to the nature of the trails this is not suitable for wheel chair users and you must be prepared to be outside. These sessions are also not suitable for young children but keen young bird watchers will be most welcome.

Binoculars are available to hire if you do not have any yourself.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groups

5 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 May 2022 10:00 to 12:00




RSPB Ynys-hir Reserve,
SY20 8TA

Location and nearby places


Plan route to RSPB Ynys-hir Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 682958  Lat: 52.54672 Long: -3.94516


By bicycle: (Sustrans cycle route) Route 8.
By train: The nearest train station is Machynlleth (6 miles). Proceed by bus or taxi to the reserve from there. If you are coming by bike, it is possible to get a train to Dyfi Junction and cycle the 2 miles to the reserve.
By bus: There is a regular bus service between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth that stops in Eglwys-fach (Service X28).
By road: The reserve is situated between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth. Turn off the A487 in the village of Eglwys-fach and proceed for one mile to the car park.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Dovey Junction station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

5 viewing hides. 3 different trail routes. Toilets, Visitor centre with light refreshments and exhibitions. Picnic areas. Binoculars to hire, family activity packs to hire.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 3
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
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