Dates for Your Diary 2023

Seawatch Festival, 26th-28th August 2023

Following on from two very successful Seawatch Festivals, they are set to become a standing feature for years to come. We are hoping that the conditions will be good and birds passing. Last year’s haul included all four species of skua, Balearic Shearwater and Sabine’s Gull. There will be experienced seawatchers from FBO on hand all weekend to point out birds and help with identification issues. The whole weekend is free to attend. Full details to be published in due course.

Pomarine Skua, Fog Station by Andrew Allport

Migweek, 14th-22nd October 2023

FBO volunteers will again be hosting a series of walks, talks and ringing demonstrations on each of the nine days. The week is prime time migration for many species and, dependent on weather conditions, thousands of thrushes, finches and other species may be making landfall after crossing the North Sea. It is possible that nationally rare and scarce species may found during the week and there is always the potential for something totally unexpected to be found.

As always, all activities will be free to attend though for some numbers will be limited and require prior booking. Full details will be published in due course.

Yellow-browed Warbler, Outer Head, by Alan Walkington