Spurn Migration Festival tickets go on sale


Tickets are now on sale for this year's Spurn Migration Festival, which takes place over the long weekend of 9-11 September.

The festival, which is situated at Kilnsea, East Yorkshire, offers a weekend of walks and talks at one of Britain's most exciting bird migration hot-spots and is a brilliant way for nature lovers to meet like-minded people, expand their horizons and see some fabulous birds.

North Field at Kilnsea will play host to the festival's main marquee, with stands manned by bird experts, artists and others including main sponsor, Swarowski Optik. Camping in North Field adjacent to Spurn Bird Observatory means visitors will never be far from the action.

Talks from top ornithologists, including Alex Lees and Martin Collinson, will take place throughout the weekend, while guided walks led by expert local birders will help everyone get the most out of the festival's fantastic location. The event will also host the final round of the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder competition, a celebration of the talented and passionate under-18s who are the future of British birding.

One of the best parts of a trip to Spurn at any time of year is the variety of birdlife on offer, but especially so in migration season. Festival-goers last year saw Eurasian Dotterel, Common Rosefinch, Eurasian Hobby, Western Osprey and Long-tailed Skua, among others.

Eurasian Dotterel was among the quality birds seen at Spurn Migration Festival in 2021 (Josh Jones).

Rob Adams, Chairman of Spurn Bird Observatory, said: "We can't wait to welcome everyone back for what promises to be yet another top-quality weekend at this magical place. The festival is a great opportunity to introduce people to the work we do, meet old friends, make new ones, and, of course, see all the wonderful wildlife the area has to offer. I look forward to seeing you there."

Scott Mayson, BirdTrack organizer and BTO Bird Observatories contact, added: "Spurn Migration Festival is a unique opportunity to highlight the amazing work of our bird observatories and to meet other people who share our passion for birds. The fact it takes place at such a brilliant location makes the weekend a highlight of any nature-lover's calendar."

To buy tickets or to find out more, visit www.spurnmigfest.com.