Spurn Migfest 2023 Tickets and Speakers announced

Join us on September 8th, 9th and 10th for one of the highlights of the birding calendar, as we pull together walks, talks and all things migration based!

23 April 2023

Spurn Bird Observatory Trust (SBOT) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) are proud to announce the landmark 10th Spurn Migration Festival, to be held at Spurn Bird Observatory on the
East Yorkshire coast from 8th to 10th September 2023.

The brainchild of two Spurn stalwarts, Martin Garner and Andy Roadhouse, the festival has become one of the most popular events on the birding calendar. With something for everyone, it features everything from guided walks to headline talks by guest speakers. Exhibitors’ stalls will offer optics, books, artwork, holidays, and wildbird food amongst other things, whilst the famous Spurn Ladies will provide delicious food throughout.

This year's festival, held jointly by SBOT and the BTO, will include a competition to find the Martin Garner Spurn Young Birder of The Year - the competition named in Martin's honour. Open to all young birders up to the age of 16, the winner of the U16's competition will receive a brand new pair of Swarovski binoculars generously donated by Swarovski Optik, while the winner of the U13's competition will receive a brand new pair of Opticron binoculars kindly donated by Opticron.

The weekend will feature a variety of walks focusing on migration, bird identification, bats, and plants. Seawatching and ‘vis-migging’ will no doubt be the highlight for many. There will be bird ringing demonstrations, photography workshops, and art classes run by renowned artist Darren Woodhead.

This year’s Andy Roadhouse Memorial Lecture will be given by guest speaker, Sacha Dench.

From its humble beginnings in 2013, the Spurn Migration Festival has continued to grow year on year. With the beauty of Spurn as its backdrop, the festival promises to be a celebration of the natural world and a testament to the vision of its founders.

For further information about the festival, including ticket purchases and a full programme of events, please visit the Spurn Migration Festival website. Prices start from £21 for a day ticket and £65 for a full package.

Buy your tickets now through the Spurn Online Shop HERE, or at the Spurn Info Hub at weekends.

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