North West Bird Watching Festival 2019

This year’s festival takes place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November and it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before. From guest speakers and exhibitors to photography workshops and guided reserve walks, there’s a whole range of activities for you to enjoy.

Get the most out of your visit

There's so much to see and do at the North West Bird Watching Festival, we want you to enjoy it to the full. Here you'll find all you need to plan the perfect day.

Guest Speakers

Hear from guest speakers, including Wildlife Presenter Nigel Marven, Wildlife Author Kate Bradbury and Underwater Cameraman and Photographer Jack Perks.

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Across the two-day festival there’ll be a whole host of exhibitors selling everything from artwork and books to wildlife holidays, spend some time browsing what's on offer.

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See birds of prey up close, take part in a photography workshop and witness upto 2,000 whooper swans on the mere.

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Your Day at a Glance

With so much to see and do, we’ve pulled together this handy schedule of each day so you can see at a glance what’s on and when.

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Useful Information

Those finer details to help you plan your trip.

Photography Competition

Do you want your photograph to be on the front cover of next year’s North West Bird Watching Festival brochure?
Take part in our photography competition!