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Nightjars over the Heath
Wed 14 June 2017, 20:30 – 23:00 BST
The first time you hear the mysterious churring of a nightjar at dusk on a spring or summer evening is a moment that stays with you for the rest of your life - and one that you will want to repeat again and again.
Join our guide for a leisurely, late evening walk to possibly hear this magical bird churring or maybe see it flitting low over the heathland. As night falls you might as well hear the roosting birds on the estuary, a deer barking on the heath or a tawny owl hooting in the nearby woodland. We will also look for bats and glow-worms on the warmer summer evenings.
Your guide will point out further opportunities to enjoy nature and the wild scenery while strolling through woodland, reedbeds, marshes and heath. Especially the sunset over the Alde Estuary can be stunning and we will guide you to the best place to enjoy (and photograph) it.
This walk is suitable for all levels of knowledge. Please consider that we might walk over muddy, wet, very rough and uneven ground in the darkness and bring a small torch. Long-sleeved and dark coloured clothing, plenty of insect repellent and sturdy closed footwear are strongly recommended.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
These walks are suitable for all levels of knowledge, including families with children of over 10 years. If your booking includes under 16 year olds, you accept that they must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at any time.
I have restricted mobility. Can I participate?
Walking sticks can be used on this walk and we can walk slowly if necessary; unfortunately, because this heathland reserve is a wild location with fence and kissing gates to keep the livestock inside, the path is not fully accessible by wheelchairs or push chairs. Please contact Monika@WASuffolk.com before your booking if you have questions regarding your mobility.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There are free car parking spaces at the RSPB's Snape Warren Car Park. You will get an email with the directions to the rather remote meeting point after we have received your booking and payment.
What can I bring into the event?
We are sorry we cannot accept dogs for this walk, as the birds would take them to be potential predators and would disappear from our sight.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You are most welcome to contact the organiser at Monika@WASuffolk.com or via any other contact option on www.wasuffolk.com/contact-us.html
What's the refund policy?
Please be aware that strong winds can force us to cancel this event. Therefore, we reserve the right to cancel up to two days in advance due to wind and weather conditions. Under these circumstances, we will contact you in time and fully refund your fees. Please find our full Terms & Conditions on www.wasuffolk.com/terms---conditions.html
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
NO, you don't have to bring a printed ticket. We will email you the ticket for your information only and you will NOT need to print it out for us. Just bring some kind of identification (driving license, ID card, payment card etc) to the event.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes, of course it is ok if you book for someone else. Infact, we are delighted if you decide to give a place on one of our events as a gift to a friend. If possible, please let us know about it via Monika@WASuffolk.com. Monika also can email you a pdf file with a printable gift card for a birthday, Christmas or any other celebration if you ask her for it.