Details For Annual North West Bird Watching Festival Revealed %7C Group Travel News

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre’s annual North West Bird Watching Festival will return this year on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November.

The annual event welcomes groups of all interests, from groups of photographers to birdwatchers – and anyone who loves the outdoors.

Groups will have the chance to attend a range of wildlife talks by well-known speakers, have exclusive access to hundreds of Whooper swans feeding alongside shelduck, teal, wigeon and Pink-footed geese, pick up tips from photography workshops, network with experts or browse wildlife and bird watching goodies.

Weekend Highlights

Other highlights for groups planning to attend the North West Bird Watching Festival at WWT Martin Mere will include:

•    Access to the reserve from 8am onwards, offering groups the chance to watch and photograph tens of thousands of pink-footed geese and Whooper swans as they awake and leave for their roost
•    Seeing the spectacle of up to a thousand Whooper swans feeding on the mere, as well as thousands of shelduck, wigeon and teal at 3pm, from the new 50m discovery hide – which also includes a warden’s talk.
•    Access to free ringing demonstration workshops, allowing groups to get closer to different species
•    Walks with reserve manager Tom Clare to find the top ten species at Martin Mere at that particular time of year
•    Chances to test your group’s birdwatching skills by seeing who can spot the most species at Martin Mere, between 9:30am and 3:30pm on Saturday 12th November. Prizes will be awarded.

Tickets for this event can be reserved in advance by calling 01704-895181 or emailing For more information visit