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Migweek 2021

Migweek 2021

September 2, 2021

Filey and Flamborough Ringing & Migration Week Sat 9th – Sat 16th October 2021 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME  Migration walks – evening talks – bird ringing demos – visible migration drop-ins – exhibitions & pop-ups – migration trail Everything is FREE and open to all!  In aid of SAINT CATHERINE’S HOSPICE – please donate at justgiving.com/migweek21 #migweek   #migweek21   #migrantswelcome  *NB all ringing demos and events are weather dependent, and late changes may also be required – see Flamboroughbirdobs.org.uk by 7pm the evening before for updates. Most guided walks require pre-booking – see below for details; for ringing demos & drop-ins, just turn up!* EVERY DAY – Ringing at The Country Park, Filey (0600-1200hrs) and The Living Seas Centre, Flamborough (0800-1200hrs): Come and see everything from tiny Goldcrests to birds of prey up close in the hand, and learn all about their amazing lives and journeys from our experts – all welcome, and great for kids and families! If circumstances and conditions allow, ringing may continue into the afternoon.  EVERY DAY – pop-up shop & info centre in the Discovery Room at The LSC (0900-1300) & the Filey Ringing Hub (0600-1200): Come talk to our friendly reps about all things #Migweek…

Seawatch Festival 2021

Seawatch Festival 2021

August 7, 2021

28th-30th August 2021 Flamborough Head is internationally recognised for its breathtaking landscape and breeding seabirds. It is also important for seabirds migrating past the Head, especially in the late summer and autumn with the possibility of seeing skuas, shearwaters and terns. There is no better place on the East Coast of Britain to witness migrating seabirds from a land-based site especially from our purpose built Seawatch Observatory. Every Day Information point – 10am-4pm Guided Seawatching Sessions – daily from both inside and outside the Seawatch Observatory 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm Migration walks – Daily walks taking in the Old Fall and other Outer Head hotspots looking for migrants and hopefully the odd rarity. 10am-12:30pm. To enable the walk leaders to give everyone all the attention they need there is a limit on numbers for each walk so booking in advance by emailing info@flamboroughbirdobs.org.uk is required stating which day you would like to join the walk. Sealwatch – Telescopes will be set up to view the loafing seals on the tideline 2pm-5pm All daily events will be based at the Seawatch Observatory. Directions: Park at Flamborough Lighthouse carpark. With the lighthouse on your left, walk down the private road towards the Fog…

Migweek 2020 Programme & Content

Migweek 2020 Programme & Content

October 5, 2020

Currently, the programme is as shown below and because it is developing daily it is worth checking back for updates. Enjoy! As ever, it is all free!  Migweek is an annual event held in mid-October that celebrates the amazing world of bird migration and is open to the public. Because of the ongoing pandemic, we’re doing things differently this year. Our whole programme will be delivered online, thanks to our friends at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust who have kindly provided the resources for us to do this. This means that we can continue to share the wonders of migration here on the glorious Yorkshire coast. Due to COVID-19, there will be no public ringing demonstrations or live events this year. Saturday, 10 October, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Live online talk:Whales in Yorkshire? Don’t be daft! – Richard Baines Yorkshire Coast Natures ‘Seabird and Whale boat trips’ are six years old this year. This is a story of the thrills and the spills on our journey to bring the wonderful offshore wildlife of the Yorkshire coast to the outside world! Follow this link to view the talk. Sunday, 11th October Online Video:Introduction to bird ringing Learn what bird ringing is, how we do it…

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)

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