Tickets are selling fast, and we're close to selling out!
16 August 2023
This year sees Spurn Migration Festival reach its landmark tenth festival, and everything is in place for the best ever event, co-hosted by Spurn Bird Observatory and British Trust for Ornithology.
We have put together a weekend packed full of walks led by our expert volunteers, inspirational day time talks on subjects such as Swifts, birding in Canada, and living and working at bird observatories, as well as a couple of really exciting evening lectures hosted by Stephen Menzie on Friday with his talk, "A beginners guide to moult", and Sacha Dench on Saturday with her talk "Finding your Wings - What You Learn Flying with Birds on Migration".
Stephen Menzie Friday headline lecture
Sacha Dench Saturdays Andy Roadhouse Memorial Lecture
We have all the usual guided walks around the hotspots, plus this year, BTO Youth are running walks and events all weekend for under 25's.
As always, the Spurn Ladies will be serving food in the marquee all weekend, with free Tea's and Coffee all weekend. They'll be serving breakfast from early to get your morning off to a good start and fill you back up after a mornings birding!
The BBQ will be fired up at 5pm on the Saturday afternoon in time for the Migfest Quiz at 6.30pm, with prizes for the winners (and losers!) before the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder award ceremony.
After last years success, we are running another Tower Birdwatch - The Big Sit, raising money this year for our headline speaker Sacha Dench charity, Conservation without borders. You can read more about this incredible charity here. Sponsorship forms will be on reception, and we'll also have a donations bucket by the watchtower which this year will be installed in North Field.
Tickets are still on sale, but there aren't many left, so have a look at some of our speakers and volunteers videos about Migfest, and get your tickets whilst you still can - https://shop.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk/shop/category/migfest
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