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Come and join us this weekend

We are back from an amazing trip to Ecuador and of course we will soon be updating the website with tales of the wonderful birds and wildlife we encountered!

But first we would like to invite you to join us at this weekends North West Birdwatching Festival at Martin Mere WWT at Burscough, Lancashire. The event is on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th Novemebr and will be a bird packed event with lots to see and do, come and say hello!

Whooper Swans at Martin Mere WWT
This is just a taste of what to expect at Martin Mere WWT, lots of birds!

The reserve is open from 8am on both days and you can hear talks, join walks, browse all the exhibitors, take part in workshops, see ringing demonstration, find out about the Brown Hare Survey and of course meet The Biggest Twitch!

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A flock of Ruff winter on the reserve and views from the hides are great.

A visit to the reserve at this time of year is a bird filled day as thousands of wild swans, geese and other wildfowl throng the lagoons and marshes. Raptors are also a feature with an excellent chance of seeing Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin and Barn Owl along with Buzzard, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk!

Two Whooper Swans
The Whooper Swans are the real stars of the show and the birds are very close.

Skeins of Pink-footed Geese
Huge numbers of Pink footed Geese are on the reserve, magical sight and sound.

We will be in the Raines Observatorty, on the trail overlooking the mere, we will be providing identification tips and information on all things about birds, birding and all our tours and day trips. We will also have lots of pictures to share with you and copies of our books for sale.

We look forward to seeing you at Martin Mere WWT this weekend! The reserve is very well signposted from Burscough, near Ormskirk, Lancashire L40 0TA.

Visit for more information about this great reserve!

Keep a look out for Waxwings in the UK huge numbers are now present and could be on berry bushes near you soon!

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Check back soon for loads of pictures from Ecuador.


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