Rutland Bird Fair – “The world’s largest international birdwatching event”

Sat 19th and Sun 20th August

(trip based upon 12 places available)

Described as the birdwatcher’s Glastonbury, Bird Fair encompasses the whole spectrum of the birdwatching industry whilst at the same time supporting global bird conservation. This is the event of the year if you’re into birds and wildlife. There are hundreds of stands selling the latest products for wildlife enthusiasts. You’ll find everything, from scopes to sculptures, binoculars to bird food, eGuides to eco-holidays!

Every day a packed programme of events is offered. Three separate timetables boast a fantastic variety of lectures. The Events Marquee hosts quiz shows, question and answer sessions, exclusive book launches and family-based entertainment. The Birdfair Auction offers you the chance to bid for a whole host of lots, donated by our exhibitors, ranging from holidays, to artwork, to unique one-off experiences, with all the monies raised going directly to the Birdfair project.

WBC will provide a coach to ferry people to and from Rutland Water leaving from various pick up points in NE Suffolk from 7.30 a.m. onwards.  I estimate the hire of a minibus for two days plus mileage will be approximately £250 – Approximately £21 each

Previous comments from other attendees are the expanse of what there is to see and do at the Bird Fair, we have therefore this year reserved six double/twin rooms at the nearby (3.5 miles) Travelodge “Redwings Rutland Lodge”.  The cost for this is £50 per person for the night including breakfast. 

At the moment tickets prices are not available for Bird Fair covering both the Sat and the Sunday (so I will have to advise all nearer the time of the overall cost) but a rough guess would be £105 per person for the weekend – please email me in the first instance to express your interest in attending.  Deposits will be requested in January 2017.

Leader: Jon Evans
Venue: Time and pick up points to be agreed with Kathy