Its boom time for bitterns

Tuesday 26 March


Price: Adults £35 (Non-Members) Adult £28 (Members)

Booking essential

Although our resident bitterns sometimes start booming as early as February, the reserve team do the majority of their co-ordinated bittern booming surveys in March and April. We are offering a special opportunity to join one of the reserve Wardens here at RSPB Lakenheath Fen as they carry out these surveys. As well as hearing the birds boom, you are likely to see bitterns in flight, and may even see display flights of three or more birds as they search for females and the best territories. The local marsh harriers will be patrolling low over the reedbeds looking for their breakfasts. If we are lucky, we may even catch a glimpse of our resident cranes. Transport down the reserve, camp chairs, hot drinks and pastries will be provided. Please dress appropriately according to the weather conditions. It can be very cold early so wear lots of layers! This event is weather dependent. Maximum of four people per session. Limited availability so please contact the reserve office on 01842 863400 or e-mail:; to book your place and to arrange payment. Price includes entrance fee for non-members.


Lakenheath Fen nature reserve Station Road Lakenheath Brandon

Where is it?

  • Postcode: IP27 9AD
  • County: Suffolk

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