Join the Bird Watching team at Frampton Marsh


Join the Bird Watching team at Frampton Marsh RSPB, Lincolnshire, on 22 September, for our #My200BirdYear Wader Watch!

Image credit: Alamy

Image credit: Alamy

The reserve is a great place to see common and scarcer species, with the likes of Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint all possible at this stage of the autumn, as well as more familiar species such as Lapwing, Redshank, Dunlin and Curlew. Tides push the waders onto the scrapes and lagoons, allowing them to be viewed at much closer quarters than they could be on the mudflats of The Wash.

And there’s always a chance of other species, too – Kingfishers are regular, Peregrines are among the hunting raptors, and the reserve has an enviable record of attracting rarities, such as Glossy Ibis.

So, come along and let us help you add to your tally and bring that 200th species within reach.

High tide is 8am, so to see the best of the action you need to be present by 7.30am – we’ll be already on-site and waiting, before leading walks around the reserve.

There’s no charge (other than standard RSPB charges), and you can turn up on the day and take part regardless of whether you’ve signed up to the Challenge. Come along, and celebrate our great wading birds!

How to get to the reserve…

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

National Cycle Route 1 is about 2.5 km from the reserve entrance.

By train

Boston is the nearest train station, about four miles (6.4 km) away. Leave Boston on the A16 Spalding road. Then follow directions given under road access.

By bus

The nearest bus stop is in Kirton village, approximately three miles (5 km) from reserve entrance. The 113 Brylaine bus and the 58 Kimes bus run from Boston through Kirton weekdays and Saturdays. There are no buses on Sundays. From the centre of Kirton, take Station Road towards the A16. Cross over the A16 and take Horseshoe Lane towards Frampton. Follow this road through the village of Frampton and beyond for approximately 2.8 miles (4.5 km) until you reach the visitor centre. The reserve is also served by the ‘Call Connect’ on demand bus service from Boston. This operates 7am – 7pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm Saturday. For more details call 0845 2343344 or visit

By road

Signposted from the A16 between Boston and Kirton, follow the signs to RSPB Frampton Marsh.

Sat nav POI file

If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get to the reserve

The Macmillan Way long-distance footpath (starting in Boston) crosses the reserve.

Image credit: Alamy

Image credit: Alamy