Tickets on sale for Spurn Migration Festival 2018


Tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual Spurn Migration Festival, which celebrates the spectacle of bird movements at the acclaimed East Yorkshire site.

Spurn Migration Festival is a weekend-long event that includes an extensive programme of walks, talks and demonstrations that will be delivered by the Migration Festival Team.

This year's festival runs from 7-9 September and takes place across the Spurn, Kilnsea and Easington area. 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 keynote talk, 'The Spectacle of Migration through Long Point Bird Observatory', is being given by Stu McKenzie, who is Director of the famous Canadian observatory.

Across last year's festival, over 100 species of bird were recorded. The highlight for many were stunningly close views of Wryneck, one of three seen in the area over the weekend, and Spurn's third-ever Long-billed Dowitcher. The timing of the festival is perfect for peak autumn migration and, if the event is blessed with easterly winds, a big arrival of birds may be on the cards. That said, there is always something to see at Spurn whatever the weather, so don't miss out!

Tickets can be purchased from the festival's website (www.spurnmigfest.com) from 25 May, for more information telephone the British Trust for Ornithology on 01842 750050 and ask for Sam Culverhouse.