Bird watching sessions with The Urban Birder, David Lindo

The Royal Parks will be running a free session for bird watching novices in Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park on Friday 24th June. Binoculars will be provided, and the session will last up to two hours.

The initiative is part of the charity’s mission to encourage visitors to #KeepWildifeWild as part of its Help Nature Thrive initiative. It encourages visitors to observe wildlife in its natural habitat, rather than touching or feeding animals. All of Help Nature Thrive’s activities for park visitors are free to attend, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

For a full timetable and information on how to book visit www.royalparks.org.uk/birdingtours. If there is more interest than spaces then a ballot will take place on Thursday 16th June at 1pm, so please register interest before this time.

The charity will also be hosting a bird watching photography competition with a top prize of binoculars worth £400. To be in with a chance of winning, entrants need to take a photo of one of the birds included on the parks’ bird spotter sheets and send it to competition@royalparks.org.uk or submit via The Royal Parks’ social media channels. More details about the competition can be found at http://www.royalparks.org.uk/photocomp.