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Spurn Migration Festival 2015

Thursday 25th June 2015

Birdwatchers at Spurn Migration Festival (Credit Jess Charlton)Birdwatchers at Spurn Migration Festival (Credit Jess Charlton)

Tickets have now gone on sale for this bespoke festival celebrating the great bird migration spectacle that passes through Spurn in East Yorkshire every year.

The Spurn Migration Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the autumn migration of birds and includes an extensive programme of walks, talks and demonstrations that will be delivered by the Migration Festival Team.
The festival runs from the 4th – 6th September 2015 and takes place across Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington. Lectures, exhibitions and food are hosted by Sue and Andrew Wells at Westmere Farm in Kilnsea, together with the now famous Saturday evening Hog Roast and lecture. This year’s talk is being given by Yoav Perlman and titled ‘Israel – Where migration is defined.’

Across last years festival 124 species of bird were recorded together with other wildlife and the highlight for many was the stunningly close up views of that enigmatic bird called a Wryneck. Up to 3 of these birds were on full view throughout the weekend before continuing their migration to Africa South of the Sahara.

Tickets can now be purchased from the Spurn Migration Festival dedicated website www.spurnmigfest.com or by telephoning 01904 659570.
 

The Spurn Migration Festival Team

The integrated delivery team comprises of Birding Frontiers, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Westmere Farm and Spurn Bird Observatory. This festival is a chance to witness one of the UK’s most impressive spectacles as birds begin their autumn migration. Events spread across the weekend provide plenty to get involved with whether you are a beginner or a more experienced birder.