Nightingale festival

Saturday 5 May to Monday 7 May

Drop in between 10 am and 4 pm

Price: Nature trail charges apply to all non members

Our most celebrated songsters, the nightingales, have arrived!

This wonderful bird makes the journey from Africa, south of the Sahara, to Pulborough Brooks for just a few months of the year. As soon as he arrives, the male starts to sing to woo a female and intimidate any male rivals and the hedgerows come alive with their incredible song.

Over the bank holiday weekend, we'll be showcasing our fabulous nightingales. Help will be on hand throughout the weekend with friendly guides in the visitor centre and out on the nature trail in our nightingale hot spots.

Drop in at anytime between 10 am and 4 pm (they sing beautifully during the daytime as well as during the night) and experience this wonder of nature.

If you would like to experience the nightingales 'after dark' we're holding our nightingale-themed night time safaris on Thursday 19 April, Friday 4 May and Friday 18 May.  Booking is essential for these guided walks and full details of this evening event are listed under 'Night -time safari - a watch of nightingales'.

If you would like to join a daytime guided walk to look and listen to nightingales then join our 'Not quite dawn chorus' guided walk on Monday 7 May - booking is essential.


Pulborough Brooks Uppertons Barn Visitor Centre Wiggonholt Pulborough

Full list of dates

  • Saturday 5 May 2018
  • Sunday 6 May 2018
  • Monday 7 May 2018

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.93729, -0.49562 (Google Maps)
  • Postcode: RH20 2EL
  • County: West Sussex

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