Wader Festival weekend at RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Feeding time for this avocet at Titchwell
Feeding time for this avocet at Titchwell

From the iconic avocet to the elusive spoonbill, RSPB Titchwell Marsh plays host to over 30 species of wading birds each year – and in celebration of these amazing birds there will be a Wader Festival on the reserve this weekend.

The variety of habitats is what makes this site attractive to such a variety of waders; fresh marsh, brackish lagoons and tidal saltmarsh coupled with a beach make this a magnet for wader species.

Robert Parkin, the artist and conservationist, will be at the Festival to celebrate the waders by demonstrating his skills in the Parrinder Hide. He will talk about his work and share his enthusiasm for nature and conservation.

RSPB Snettisham reserve is located nearby within The Wash and is one of the best places to see the incredible spectacle of thousands of waders in flight simultaneously as they swirl around above the advancing sea at high tide. Many of them settle to roost on the reserve itself; if you enjoy the Wader Festival at Titchwell, treat yourself to this amazing experience at Snettisham as well.  

Waderfest is being held in conjunction with Wader Quest, an independent charity created to raise funds and awareness about waders or shorebirds and their protection and The Wash Wader Ringing Group.

The event will take place between 10am and 4pm on tomorrow (28th) and Sunday at RSPB Titchwell Marsh reserve, one of the best places to see waders on the north coast of Norfolk and adjacent to The Wash itself.

For more information on RSPB Titchwell Marsh call on 01485 210779 or go to www.rspb.org.uk/titchwell