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|Title:||Spurn Migration Festival|
|Subtitle:||Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September|
|Author:||Yorkshire Wildlife Trust |
|ID & Publication:||20130911003 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Local) |
The UK's first ever bird migration festival is to be held at Spurn from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September!
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.
The festival will kick off informally on Friday 6th September at Westmere Farm with a free illustrated talk on Visible Bird Migration by pioneer, Keith Clarkson.
Then from Saturday 7th – Sunday 8th September a packed programme of events will give ticket holders the chance to fully engage with the wonders of migration at Spurn National Nature reserve. Each event will be led by expert staff and volunteers of the host organisations and include: guided migration watches, sea-watching, bird ringing demonstrations, wader watching on high tide roosts, moth trap demonstration, plant and insect walks, history walks, beachcombing, photography workshops, Spurn lighthouse climb and more!
Over the weekend stalls and information will be available at West Mere farm and on Saturday evening ticket holders can enjoy a hog roast and free glass of wine, prior to the evening festival lecture.
The event has a limited number of tickets available so it is better to book soon to save disappointment! Tickets are ONLY available from the central booking office of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and can be booked by phoning 01904 659570 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . Day tickets (Saturday and Sunday.) are priced at £12 and weekend tickets at £18. Children under 16 get in for free with a paying adult. The hog roast is priced separately at £8 and is limited to 150 people.
Adam Stoyle from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust said: ‘This would be a great opportunity to visit one of the UK’s hidden gems. Spurn is here for everyone to enjoy, so come along and take your own special memories from this unique land formation. This festival is aimed at showing the sheer volume of birds that move in the skies above each year – it will be a true wildlife spectacle.’
The event is hosted by Spurn Bird Observatory and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Birding Frontiers.
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