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Hear the harmony of the dawn chorus this spring at RSPB Fairburn Ings

Last modified: 18 April 2016

View of visitor centre at Fairburn Ings

Image: Andy Hay

Immerse yourself in a cacophony of song as the sun rises at RSPB Fairburn Ings this spring, and join staff, volunteers and the songbirds on the reserve for a guided dawn chorus walk

On Sunday 1 May, starting at 6.30 am, the Fairburn Ings team will lead visitors from the Visitor Centre and head off onto the reserve to explore the woodland and around the lakes.

Sally Granger, Visitor Experience Officer at Fairburn Ings nature reserve, said: “The reserve has a magical atmosphere at dawn and this is a great opportunity to explore the wildlife that calls Fairburn Ings home.

“We’ll take you on a journey through the reserve and explore the different species. They all have their own story; some are here all year round while others travel great distances for the summer. You’ll hear their songs and get to know their personalities. Experienced and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be on hand to help with the identification of birds and other wildlife we might see along the way.”

After the guided walk, everybody will be invited to have tea and coffee in the visitor centre at 8.30 am, included in the price of the event.  Tickets cost £8 for non RSPB members and £6 for RSPB members.

The walk will be approximately four to five miles, dependant on the weather and preferences of the group.  Visitors should come dressed appropriately, with footwear suitable for walking on rough paths.

Due to the popularity of these events, advanced booking is essential.  Please call RSPB Fairburn Ings visitor centre on 01977 628191 to book and secure your place.

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