2019 Migweek

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