Spurn Migration Festival

The first-ever migration festival in Britain will take place at Spurn, East Yorkshire, next weekend.

The world-famous migration hot-spot will host the event from the evening of Friday 6th to the afternoon of Sunday 8th.

Bird Migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world and the Spurn Peninsula is arguably the best place in Britain to witness this spectacle. Events will take place as follows, with further details on the Yorkshire Wildlfie Trust and Spurn Bird Observatory websites.

Friday 6 September
The festival will have an informal start on the evening of Friday 6 September at Westmere Farm with an illustrated talk entitled Visible Bird Migration by pioneering observer Keith Clarkson. There is no charge for this opening event.

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September
A packed programme of events will fill these two days, giving visitors the chance to fully engage with the wonders of migration. Each event will be led by expert staff and volunteers of the host organisations, and will include:

• Guided migration watches (visible migration aka ‘vis-migging’)
• Sea-watching
• Walks to search for migrants
• Bird ringing demonstrations
• Wader watching on high tide roosts
• Moth trap demonstrations
• Plant and insect walks
• Illustrated inspirational talks by Keith Clarkson, Martin Garner, Nick Moran and Danae Sheehan
• A hog roast including a free glass of wine at 6 pm on Saturday at Westmere Farm before the evening lecture

There will also be an art exhibition and workshop in the Lighthouse, digi-scoping and photography workshops, and a chance to learn a more about Spurn through guided history walks and beach combing along the fossil-rich shoreline.