Spurn Bird Observatory

Amazing Ian Lewington artwork for cover of 2016 report

09 March 2017

The editorial team here at the Observatory are very excited. We’ve been working very hard recently, pulling together to finalise the 2016 Spurn Wildlife report. We are pleased with progress and the report is now in its final stages with our first-rate designer Chris Gaughan from Design Wing.

We are delighted to announce that our 2016 report will feature an exclusive cover artwork of the Easington Siberian Accentor by world-renowned top avian-realism artist Ian Lewington. We are very grateful to Ian for lending his paintbrush, and eager to release this report cover to end all report covers!

The 2016 report will also include a bumper crop of articles, including a Focus on Stonechats at Spurn in 2016 and Rare Encounters articles detailing the discoveries of the Siberian Accentor, Brown Shrike, Pine Bunting, Eastern Black Redstart, Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler, Sardinian Warbler, Isabelline Wheatear, Melodious Warbler and Night Heron! Of course, also included will be the usual high-quality systematic bird list and accounts of other recorded fauna, 2016’s MigFest review, the Little Tern report, excellent photographs, illustrations, and much, much more!

The quickest way to get your hands on this awesome report is by joining Friends of Spurn. At just £22 for a single membership (£30 for family) you will receive the report (usually worth £12), discounted accommodation at the Observatory and access to our birding sites at Church Field, the Observatory Garden and Corner Field. By joining, you are also actively supporting the work of the Observatory, and allowing us to continue to monitor and aid our understanding of bird migration along the East Coast.

If you are already a Friends of Spurn member and haven’t renewed your subscription for 2016/2017, you’ll need to renew by April 15th in order to receive the report when it is printed later on in the month. To renew simply visit our online shop here and select your membership level. Alternatively, send a cheque (£22/30 for single/family memberships, + £15 radio fee for those on the Spurn network) to The Warden, Kew Villa, Kilnsea, Hull, HU12 0UB.

Amazing Ian Lewington artwork for cover of 2016 report
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