FBO Events

Migweek 2020

Migweek 2020

September 11, 2020

Migweek is an annual event open to the public, celebrating the amazing world of bird migration! Because of the ongoing pandemic, we’re doing things differently this year and running our programme virtually – thanks to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, who are kindly hosting us (online this time!) so we can continue to celebrate and share the wonders of migration here on the glorious Yorkshire coast. Check back soon for updates, and enjoy – It’s all free as always!  Due to COVID-19, there will be no public ringing demonstrations or live events this year. Pink-footed Geese, Flamborough (Andrew Allport) Check back soon for… Online talks: We have a variety of exciting speakers planned…Pre-recorded videos: from ringing to seawatching, check in soon to watch pre-recorded videos on all things ringing & migration…Ringing recoveries: we will be sharing previous highlights of long distances birds have travelled, all revealed from bird ringing… Full details will be published soon.

Migweek 2020

Migweek 2020

August 2, 2020

Due to the fluid  COVID-19 situation we are still considering what we can offer for Migweek 2020 which is scheduled for 10th – 18th October. We are hoping that we can still put some events on but due to current social distancing guidelines unfortunately we will not be able to hold our usual full programme. Please stay tuned to this site and our social media platforms over coming weeks for any emerging news about the event. Pink-footed Geese, Flamborough (Andrew Allport)

2019 Xmas meal

2019 Xmas meal

December 30, 2019

Our members celebrating another excellent year for Flamborough Bird Observatory – the annual Xmas meal held once again at the North Star. 2019 Xmas meal, North Star, Flamborough 2019 Xmas meal, North Star, Flamborough

2019 Migweek

2019 Migweek

October 31, 2019

Migweek 2019 proved our most successful to date. Over 400 people attended ringing events and guided walks at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, the outer head and South Landing. Our experienced ringing team were able to demonstrate the miracles of migration, including showing assembled visitors a few Yellow-browed Warblers. However, a Pallas’s Warbler at RSPB Bempton Cliffs proved to be the star bird. A total of 1012 birds caught & ringed by the Flamborough Observatory Ringing Group, with 282 at RSPB Bempton Cliffs and 730 east of the Dykes. The migration walks were well attended by up to 40 people; even in the rain, over 12 hardy souls were guided around the headland by our experienced members. Each evening talk was fully booked covering ar range of subjects, including Urban gulls, Magic of Spurn, Migration journeys, Flamborough’s Seashore and Marine life, the fascinating story of tracking migrants using BTO technology. Finally, the fantastic Martin Garner talk by Jack Ashton-Booth covered his 20 years experience of studying raptors. Guided walk at RSPB Bempton Cliffs Woodcock, ringed & released at South Landing Guided walk at Old Fall

Migweek 2019

August 15, 2019
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