LANCASHIRE BIRDING EXTRAVAGANZA
The WWT’S annual birding extravaganza, the North West Bird Watching Festival, will be held on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November this year at Martin Mere WWT in Lancashire. This year’s attractions not only include photography workshops, and ringing demonstrations, but also exclusive access to hundreds of Whooper Swans and tens of thousands of Pink-footed Geese. Guest speakers at this year’s event include Tim Birkhead, Lloyd Buck and Flight of the Swans’ Sacha Dench, fresh from her epic journey (see story opposite) As well as all of this, there will be prizes for the birder who spots the most species on the reserve during the weekend.
Bird ringing at the event will give you the opportunity of getting close to many interesting birds