Blue tit
Mike Langman

Dusk Chorus - a birdsong walk


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Max. Spaces: 20


Explore the Sharpham Estate - and the sounds of the birdlife here - with expert Mike Langman.

He'll guide & inspire birdsong fans, from raw beginners to seasoned listeners, with his observations, facts and knowledge about our feathered friends, their habits and habitats.

At this time of the year, many different bird species are returning after overwintering in warmer climes, and will be in full song establishing their territories and attracting mates.

Sharpham is home to a variety of winged creatures, from tiny firecrests and blue tits, to ravens and raptors.

Mike Langman

This day is for you if you are:

  • An adult or child of any age and experience, looking to discover more about birds
  • Interested in learning more about the natural world
  • A fan of The Great Outdoors
  • Looking for a fascinating wildlife event

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Snack - our lunch will be early and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
  • Your packed lunch
  • Hat and warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Good comfy shoes or wellies
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
  • Bottle of water
  • 2 clean glass jars (medium or small, not large)
  • A basket with a handle or similar for foraging, if you have one

•             a packed lunch

•             bottle of water

•             Waterproofs

•             Good comfy shoes or wellies

•             Paper and pen if you want to take notes

•             Camera if you want to take pictures

•             We will supply enough fresh organic veg for all the ferment types you'll be making, but if you'd like to add your own home grown (must be organic) or wild foraged produce them please bring it along

•             4 clean "clip-top" jars (2 x 1 litre and 2 x half litre).  You are welcome to bring other types of jar but clip top jars are "self burping" so are safer and generally more reliable


It's a good idea to bring the following:

  • Binoculars! Although if you don't have any, we can supply some
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
  • Camera if you want to take pictures
  • Hat & warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Good comfy outdoor shoes or wellies
  • Snack - bring a health snack if you get peckish along the way
  • Bottle of water

BLOG: Learning to speak blackbird

Get a flavour of what it is like to participate on our Dusk Chorus walk with this illuminating blog post.

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Getting here and accessibility

There is parking available at Lower Sharpham Farm - see here for more details on reaching us. We'll also meet at this point ahead of the event.

The walk will be about 1-1.5km circular route across rough ground and through long grass in places. 

We will go downhill to the river and then we'll be walking uphill to return. Unfortunately the ground is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, but babies in carriers are welcome.


This event runs from 6.45pm to 9.30pm. 

Meet at Lower Sharpham Barton Farmyard, where you'll be able to park if you're coming by car.


A fabulous day in such a special place - thanks to everyone involved

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

Fantastic info! Very knowledgeable.

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

Lovely being out of doors, with such a knowledgeable bird guide

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event
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Lower Sharpham Farm

Lower Sharpham Barton Farm

This is one of the organic farms on the Sharpham Estate.

It is home to our rewilding partners and nature conservation trainers Ambios Ltd, as well as United Response learning disability charity.


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Children aged 7-17 go free and we have a number of free places on this event for adults who would find it hard to attend otherwise, as well as price bands for those who can afford it.

There is a maximum of 2 children per adult.

STANDARD PRICE - helping to support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust

£12 for adult


SUBSIDISED PRICE - for those who need it

£6 for adult


FULLY FUNDED - for people on low incomes or unwaged

Free for adult

The free spaces are thanks to the Sharpham Wild About Trees Project scheme - funded by the Plymouth & South Devon Community Forest.

Available dates

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