Your invitation to Spurn, May 2012

Discovery Day and 3 Day Spring Special 

 Special reduced rates! on events this month. Myself, Paul Collins (Warden), Andy Roadhouse (Report editor and King of Visible Migration) and the rest of the keen Spurn team, will be leading folk through a birding feast.

We are on again for this May and would like you to come! The common bird migration, scarce stuff, amazing visible migration and occasional proper rarities, plus all the  other plant and animals can make for a very special event.

Discovery Day Trips £35.00 per person


Saturday 26th May 

Or with a group  of 4 or more you can book your own unique ‘Discovery Day’ any date  between Monday 14th and Sunday 27th May. Just contact me 

Booking Now

The Discovery Day gives you 8+ hours of guided birding chosen in the optimum period of the day.

* All experience levels catered for.

3 Day Spring Special   

Monday 28th – Wed. 30th May, 2012.  £190 per person!

I will be guiding the 3 days, assisted by Spurn’s top team. Birds like Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, Icterine Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow and  Bluethroat are regularly seen at this time of year. There is even the chance of something much rarer. Mid/late May has produced birds like Great Reed Warbler, Thrush Nightingale, Hume’s Warbler and Black-faced Bunting. 2 nights, 3 days full board.

What’s on the cards for the 3 days?

  1. Full board with Westmere Farm’s famed hospitality
  2. Visible Migration on a scale unparalleled anywhere in Britain
  3. Scarce and rare bird hunting
  4. Bird Identification Masterclass
  5. High Arctic breeding waders in full breeding plumage
  6. Small group size
There will also be daily access to ringing studies, moth trapping (again one of Britain’s top coastal spots) and a variety of other wildlife.

For more info and to book get in touch now! Contact details here.

In association with Spurn Bird Observatory and the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust  

For more info or to book a place,  just email me

Reviews from 3 Day Special in May 2011:

  “I drove home… my mind overall euphorically happy over a superb few days. It was not only the birding, but the wonderful friendliness of all the team at Spurn.”
 Reg O.
“Hi Martin
What can I say?  Absolutely loved it!!!!
It was a real pleasure; I acquired so much knowledge over the few days at Spurn.  Bird ID and behaviour, local knowledge of the area in terms of top birding sites and natural history in general.  I would definitely be interested in participating in another trip…
The accommodation at Westmere Farm was top class, the hosts Sue and Andy were very welcoming and the home cooking was excellent.”
Andy H.

3 thoughts on “Your invitation to Spurn, May 2012

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  2. Jonathan Williams

    Have you seen the weather for this weekend? Looks like something from the East with high pressure over Scandinavia and a cold front over the east coast later this week.

    Fall conditions?




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