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Spurn Migration Festival 2016

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Spurn Migration Festival 9-11 September 2016

Bird migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world and the Spurn Peninsula on Yorkshire’s East Coast is arguably the best place in Britain to witness this spectacle. This fantastic festival is hosted at Westmere Farm, in partnership with SBO and BTO

YCN will have a stall at the event and hosting a free guided walk read on for more detail:

YCN free guided birding walks:

Wader ID for beginners

10:00 Saturday and 10:00 Sunday. Join us for a relaxed and learning wader discovery walk with Richard Baines and Linda Jenkinson (Start Birding)

There is lots off great stuff happening with Spurn Bird Observatory Trust 

  • Guided migration watches (visible migration aka ‘vis-migging’)
  • Sea-watching 
  • Searching for Migrants’ walks
  • Bird ringing demonstrations
  • Wader watching on high tide roosts
  • Moth trap demonstration
  • Plant and insect walks
  • Illustrated inspirational talks by experts
  • A hog roast on Saturday at Westmere Farm 

Accommodation is limited so book early!


The event has a limited number of tickets available so it is better to book soon to save disappointment!

Tickets are ONLY available from Spurn Bird Observatory Migration Festival web site here  or by telephoning the BTO on 01842 750050

For more information, see also: Spurn Bird Observatory

Spurn Migration Festival 2016

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Wildlife Guide and in Nature Conservation for over 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly… Read More »

Spurn Migration Festival 2016

Mark Pearson BSc Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He is regularly asked to share his knowledge and enthusiasm on TV and radio and delights in spreading the gospel by any means necessary, whether through outreach,… Read More »