Wader fes­ti­val fun

Bird Watching (UK) - - News Wire -

There’s a great chance to catch up with mi­grant and res­i­dent waders this au­tumn at Slim­bridge WWT’S Sev­ern Wader Fes­ti­val. Run­ning over the week­end of 9-10 Septem­ber, in con­junc­tion with char­ity Wader Quest, it is packed with events and ac­tiv­i­ties cel­e­brat­ing the UK’S wad­ing birds. These in­clude a High Tide Sa­fari (Satur­day at 10:30am and Sun­day at 11am, £5 per per­son, book­ing re­quired), a Bird Watch­ing Morn­ing Wader Spe­cial (Satur­day, 7:30am to 10am and Sun­day, 8am to 10:30am, £15.95 per per­son, in­clud­ing break­fast), a Wader Shore ex­hibit (free), and 45 minute talks with a host of wader ex­perts. Guides will be on hand in hides from 11am to 3pm each day to help ID waders, and there’ll be a chance to meet con­ser­va­tion or­gan­i­sa­tions from along the Sev­ern Es­tu­ary and dis­cover how they are help­ing waders in their area. For fur­ther de­tails go to: wwt.org.uk/wet­land-cen­tres/ slim­bridge/whats-on/2017/09/09/sev­ern-wader-fes­ti­val/

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