Global Birdfair - the UK's biggest birder festival

12, 13, 14 July 2024 - This July sees the return of Global Birdfair. Come along to Lyndon Top in Rutland for a celebration of birds and birdwatching, with a fantastic mix of talks, events and workshops.

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Meet the RSPB at Global Birdfair

We're sponsoring the Avocet Lecture Theatre at Global Birdfair, where you'll be able to see a wide range of talks about the work of the RSPB. Come to the RSPB information point and find out about our work saving vulnerable species, how we’re protecting wild spaces, and how you can help birds where you live, and of course, have a browse through a select collection of RSPB pin badges.

Don't miss out

Get your tickets online to Global Birdfair to make sure you don’t miss out on their early bird offer. Get Tickets.

You can even sleep under the stars and reserve one of the luxury bell tents for your weekend visit: Camping. Or book a camping space now at Lyndon Top Caravan Park.

Things to do at Global Birdfair

There’s lots to enjoy at Global Birdfair, whether you're an experienced birder or a first-time visitor, with a huge range of talks, workshops, exhibitor stalls and more! New this year, young nature enthusiasts can visit the ‘Young Conservationists Hub’ for a series of workshops and talks with professionals in the field. There is also the ‘Discovery Zone’ for younger visitors where you can test your bird knowledge and learn what it takes to be a wildlife explorer.

Ringed plover adult standing on beach, RSPB Minsmere Nature Reserve

RSPB-sponsored lectures:

These will be taking place in the Avocet lecture theatre across the weekend.

Friday 12 July - Avocet lecture theatre

11am – Chris Bowden

We need friends! Ups and downs of vultures across the globe

1pm - Richard Winspear

A Very Muddy Farm Walk

3pm - Ian Barber

Beyond Borders: Working together for migratory birds in Africa

Saturday 13 July - Avocet lecture theatre

11am – Susannah Gold

Understanding the impacts of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) on UK bird populations

1pm - Oli Yates

Turning the tide for albatrosses: a reflection of applied conservation successes and challenges 

3pm - James Dunn

Beneficial Use of Dredged Sediment for Habitat Creation

Sunday 14 July - Avocet lecture theatre

11am – Wynona Legg

Peril to Progress - Inspiring change for Norfolk's Ringed Plovers.

1pm - John Mallord

Survival and movements of GPS tagged White-rumped Vultures in Nepal and implications for conservation

3pm - Zbig Karpowicz

Getting Wet for Waders: Restoring habitat for migratory waterbirds across northern Europe

3.30pm – Guy Anderson

Operation Turtle Dove - Hope for the sound of summer

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