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17 Aug 2017

We’re off to Birdfair!

Posted in Blog posts

We’re packing the van and plotting our course to Rutland because this weekend it’s Birdfair!

As usual WWT will be there in force. From Friday through to Sunday, we’ll take you behind the scenes of some of our most exciting projects from the last 12 months.

On our stand in Marquee 3, we’ll show you how to take a black-tailed godwit from egg to fledge in just four weeks.

In the Events Marquee, WWT’s Director of Conservation will talk critical critters with author Ceri Levy on Friday. While, on Saturday, WWT’s resident adventurer Sacha Dench will tell presenter Mike Dilger all about the lessons she learned while flying from Russia with swans last autumn.

Throughout the weekend, long-term supporters of WWT’s efforts to save the spoon-billed sandpiper, Leica Camera AG, are hosting a programme of spoonie-related events in the VIP marquee, including live-links to the Slimbridge breeding centre and talks from leading experts.

Please also join us on our stand for a glass of wine from 4pm on Saturday, and hear about our latest conservation news.

We hope to see you there.

Full timetable

Friday

All day – Behind the scenes of Project Godwit – Stand 26, Marquee 3

3.00-3.45pm – Conserving critical critters with Ceri Levy and Debbie Pain – Events Marquee

Saturday

All day – Behind the scenes of Project Godwit – Stand 26, Marquee 3

11am – Spoon-billed sandpiper conservation: threats and solutions – Leica VIP Marquee

11.30am – Spoon-billed sandpiper conservation: a flyway and partnership approach – Leica VIP Marquee

1pm – Headstarting the spoon-billed sandpiper in Russia – Leica VIP Marquee

3pm – Live link to the Slimbridge spoon-billed sandpipers – Leica VIP Marquee

4-5pm – Members’ reception – Stand 26, Marquee 3

5.15-6pm – Flight of the swans: lessons from the air, with Mike Dilger and Sacha Dench – Events Marquee

Sunday

All day – Behind the scenes of Project Godwit – Stand 26, Marquee 3

11am – Spoon-billed sandpiper conservation: threats and solutions – Leica VIP Marquee

1pm – Headstarting the spoon-billed sandpiper in Russia – Leica VIP Marquee

3pm – Live link to the Slimbridge spoon-billed sandpipers – Leica VIP Marquee