Frampton Comes Alive 2: Bird Watching & RSPB My200BirdYear special

18 May, 2018, 7am-4pm


Please join Bird Watching’s Matt Merritt and Mike Weedon plus the RSPB team, at RSPB Frampton Marsh, Lincolnshire, on 18 May for our second special My200BirdYear day there.

Set near The Wash, Frampton Marsh is one of the great bird reserves, with a huge diversity of birds on offer, particularly at this time of year. The reserve encompasses a great range of habitats, including areas superbly managed for breeding and passage waders, plus hedgerow, and marshland, and open water.

Frampton offers the possibility to see more than 100 bird species in a day, which will surely help build any My200BirdYear list.

Matt and Mike will be there to meet you from 7am in the main car-park, where the visitor centre will be specially opened for the loos and coffee (not included), pre-birding. Accompanied by the RSPB staff, we will head off birdwatching around the reserve at 7.30am and will be anticipating the high tide wader activity at 8.47am. At 11am we will return to the visitor centre for lunch etc (not included), before continuing in the field after lunch. The visitor centre will close at 4pm.

During the day, you can join the Bird Watching team as they continue to build a big day list, and hope to see such birds as Turtle Dove, Corn Bunting, Yellow Wagtail and Bearded Tit, in addition to the wetland birds.

This guided birdwatching with the BW and RSPB team will be free of charge.

Additionally, during the day, the RSPB team will be also be running paid-for, one-hour ID workshops, for a maximum of six people at a time and a charge of £5 (£7 for non-RSPB members), on a first come first served basis, as follows:

  • Wader ID workshop with Toby Collett, 12-1pm and 2-3pm

  • Bird Song ID workshop with Anthony Bentley, 12-1pm and 2-3pm

Come and join us and meet the Bird Watching team and have a great day watching birds at Frampton!

Watch a video of our first Readers' Day here:

And scroll through our photo gallery from last year's event here. Photos by Mark Cureton.