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Lea Valley Birdwatching Fair

A varied two day series of talks and presentations by experts including Dave Cottridge, Gerard Gorman, Michael Campbell and Bill Oddie…

2nd Lee Valley Birdwatching Fair

Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd February 2003 10.00am ? 4.00pm each day
Main Theme: Bittern Conservation. The Lee Valley provides a unique over-wintering habitat for 100 different species of birds.
Location: Lee Valley Park Hayes Hill Farm, near Fishers Green, Essex
Exhibitions, trade stands, wildlife organisations, information and demonstrations.
A varied two day series of talks and presentations by experts including Dave Cottridge, Gerard Gorman, Michael Campbell and Bill Oddie.
Extensive guided walk programme, visit field stations including the Bittern Watchpoint also other wildlife activities and competitions.
Adults ?4.50 Children under 16 year free Two-day ticket ?7.00
Promoted by the Lee Valley Regional Park. Supported by RSPB, Thames Water and the East London Birders Forum.This is the second Lee Valley Winter Bird Watching Fair. Building on the success of last year this year`s fair will be expanded in both content and size. Last year visitors to the Bird Fair particularly valued the ability to see birds close up with the Bitterns were showing beautifully. Other species commonly available in the area include Smew, Goosander, Long-eared Owls, Siskin, Goldeneye, Gadwall, Water Rails, and the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.In 2002 a continuously running programme of talks and presentations was also well received which was led by personalities such as Nick Baker and Chris Packham. For this year programme we add an international flavour with a talk about the `Wildlife of Vancouver Island`, Dave Cottrigde gives a fascinating insight into some of his recent photography, Gerard Gorman speaks on `In Search of Woodpeckers`. There will also be features on gardening for wildlife and a flight down the Lee Valley from a migrating bird`s perspective.The location at Hayes Hill Farm allows the exhibition and lecture/ presentation activities to be contained in heated and undercover venues with catering and toilets close by. A short walk from the farm takes visitors into Fishers Green a well established birdwatching area within the Lee Valley Regional Park. Information can also be obtained on other good local birdwatching areas such as Amwell and the Chingford and Walthamstow Reservoirs.

For More info contact Lance Bourne Tel:01992 709829 Email: lbourne@leevalleypark.org.uk

4th July 2014