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Birds in a British Landscape : Peter Holden

"Despite new buildings, roads and railways there is still a lot of wonderful countryside in Britain, and this course will explore the rich bird life and some other creatures that can be found in all our major habitats and have fascinating stories. We will focus on some of our special species - both familiar and those that are in danger of disappearing from our island. (10 indoor sessions and 2 outdoor)"

Tutor: Peter Holden

"Peter Holden MBE, was a senior manager for the RSPB and devised the Big Garden Birdwatch. For many years he advised BBCs Blue Peter and in 1994-5 he joined Bill Oddie in a BBC 1 series Bird in the Nest and more recently has contributed to Springwatch. His books include the RSPB Handbook to British Birds, the RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife and Birds: a Hidden World. He was awarded an MBE in 2009 for services to Nature Conservation and elected a Fellow of the RSA."