This is the all new Spurn website, kindly designed for us by Work Creative, we are over the moon with it and hope you like it as much as we do. The new design isn’t just a facelift it’s a new from the ground up site which can be updated much easier, even from a smartphone! This means we will be able to bring you much more regular updates, including during the day when falls occur or passage is in full swing rather than waiting until the evening or next day. We will still be putting news out regularly on twitter so please follow us if you don’t already, think of it as your own pager service from SBO. You’ll notice not all the sightings are archived yet, it is very time consuming but we will be adding more over the coming weeks, the plan is to go back to when we first started the website in Aug 2005.
Spurn Migration Festival
The UK's first migration festival is to be held at Spurn from Friday evening 6th to Sunday afternoon 8th September. The event will be hosted by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Spurn Bird Observatory working in partnership with Martin Garner of Birding Frontiers. More details will follow but we are looking forward to holding visible migration and seawatching events, guided migration walks, ringing demonstrations, art workshops and stalls. A full programme of events will be posted here when details are finalised. accommodation at or close to Spurn is limited, so it is important to book early if you want to stay overnight.
Monday 20th May 2013
Migration/sea-watches 13.50-14.50, 15.00-16.30, 17.00-18.00, fog and a fresh N wind in the morning, the fog cleared early afternoon and the sun came out for a short while.
It was apparent there had been a big clear out overnight, and the flycatcher seen...
Spurn Migration Festival 6th-8th September 2013
Bird Migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world and the Spurn Peninsula, on Yorkshire’s East Coast is arguably the best place in Britain to witness this spectacle. At the Spurn Migration Festival visitors will have the chance to enjoy a packed programme of guided migration watches, walks, talks, activities and events led by the expert staff and volunteers of the host organisations. There will also be a celebration of art in the Lighthouse, digi-scoping and photography workshops, demonstrations of bird ringing and a Saturday night Hog Roast.
Day and weekend tickets and a more detailed itinerary will be available in the near future so please look out for more information on our websites: Spurn Bird Observatory – www.spurnbirdobservatory.co.uk, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust www.ywt.org.uk and Birding Frontiers – www.birdingfrontiers.com
The event is hosted by Spurn Bird Observatory and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in partnership with Birding Frontiers.
Supported by Westmere Farm, Yorkshire Coast Nature, B.T.O., R.S.P.B., Opticron, Swarovski Optik, and Birdnet Information