Discover more at Birdfair 2018

17, 18, 19 August

Join us this year at Birdfair, a three-day celebration of birds and wildlife, that brings together experts and enthusiasts in what has been dubbed, the bird-lovers’ Glastonbury.

The RSPB at Birdfair

Birdfair is a great opportunity to discover more about RSPB. Visit our stand and find out about our international work, our investigations into bird crime, our policy and campaigning work and how you can get involved.

You can even try your hand at our augmented reality sandbox – designed to give you a real feel for the practicalities of nature reserve management. Or sign-up for our pond dipping or bug hunt activities. And of course there’ll be plenty of our much-loved pin badges on offer.

Discounted tickets for RSPB members

RSPB members are eligible for a discounted ticket on Sunday 19 August - buy in advance and a standard ticket is £11.50 instead of £13.50.

Something for everyone

There’s plenty to enjoy at Birdfair, whether you’re an experienced birder, keen amateur or just starting out. 

  • Illustrated talks and lectures from wildlife experts
  • Author forums and book signings 
  • Equipment demonstrations
  • Wildlife inspired art and photography
  • Latest gadgets for wildlife enthusiasts
  • Specialist wildlife travel exhibitors
  • The Wild Zone - an area dedicated to young visitors
  • Birdwatching on the shores of Rutland Water

Saving nature through Birdfair

This year, money raised from Birdfair will support the creation of Argentina’s largest national park, providing a refuge for nearly a million flamingos and shorebirds. This is through BirdLife International, for which the RSPB is the UK partner.

Birdfair is jointly organised by the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust and the RSPB.

For more information visit the Birdfair website, or follow on social media at or @TheBirdfair.

RSPB Birders' lecture

Friday 17th, 6-7pm, Events Marquee – RSPB Birders’ lecture in association with British Birds.

Talk by Dick Forsman – A ten-year raptor quest. 

Dick is a world expert on raptor identification and will be sharing his stories from ten years spent researching his book, Flight Identification of Raptors. Attendees can pick up expert tips on raptor identification and bird photography.

Osprey Pandion haliaetus, male hovering Scottish Highlands