The annual Wildeye overseas sound recording field trip / workshop will be led, as usual, by Chris Watson and Jez riley French. Plus, our special guest, Jana Winderen, will join us for a day or so to show us some of her approaches and talk about her work.
We will be staying in the region of Västergötland, close to Vänern, Sweden’s largest lake and home to an abundance of bird and sub-aquatic life. We’re also close to some other important environments such as the Göta river and canal, Vänern, Kinnekulle, Hornborgasjön, a smaller lake famous for its colony of cranes, and of course vast areas of forest and national parks.
There will be ample opportunities for recording in a wide range of environments, from harbours along the lake coast to deep woodland. With luck we’ll have the chance to encounter various species of wildlife including moose, terns, gulls, cranes, cormorants, sea eagles and perhaps some of the rarer birds in the area such as black-throated divers and turnstones. There are also wolves in some areas of Sweden and we’ll certainly have our ears open for them.
This will also be our first time visiting this area of Sweden so whilst we’ll be doing extensive research ahead of the course we’ll all be exploring together and this sense of shared discovery will, undoubtedly, add to this unique experience.