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Walks with Wardens - Sunrise with Starlings at RSPB Ham Wall

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RSPB Ham Wall

Ashcott Road

Glastonbury

BA6 9SX

United Kingdom

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Join us for a six hour tour (including breakfast) to experience the magic of a starling eruption as they wake up with our wardening team at RSPB Ham Wall. The starling murmurations of the Avalon Marshes are a wonder of the natural world with over half a million birds roosting in the reedbeds. With exclusive access to parts of the reserve normally closed to visitors, absorb the sights and sounds not just the starlings but all of the reedbed waking up in winter, find the wildlife hidden within and learn more about the varied reserve management work that goes on behind the scenes.

RSPB Ham Wall is a special place teeming with amazing wildlife, panoramic views and the sound of the reeds swaying in the wind all year round. Not only that, the Avalon Marshes are one of, if not the best place in the country to see bittern, with approximately one third of the UK’s population of booming males recorded here in 2018. Bittern are just one of the five heron species you might see in a day at Ham Wall – great white egret are now a regular fixture, cattle egret bred here in 2017 (the first time on an RSPB reserve), grey herons nest in the reeds and little egrets can be seen fishing around the edges.

As well as the chance to see some of the fantastic wildlife that Ham Wall has to offer, you will also learn about the work the staff and volunteer team undertakes managing, surveying and protecting this special landscape and this is your opportunity to go behind the scenes to areas not normally accessible to visitors. All of this makes for an unmissable experience so why not book your place on this exclusive tour (numbers are limited) to join our wardening team today.


What makes ‘Walks with Wardens at Ham Wall’ unique?

  • Gain access to one of the UK’s best wildlife spots including areas normally inaccessible to visitors.
  • You will be led by expert local guides, who also happen to be the very people responsible for managing, surveying and protecting this wonderful landscape.
  • Learn about why and how we manage sites for wildlife too.
  • Profits go straight back in to wildlife conservation at the place you’ve visited.

Cost per person:

RSPB Member: £80 (includes breakfast)

Non RSPB Member: £100 (includes breakfast)

Suitable for ages 16 +

All booking through Eventbrite - please note that booking fees apply.

What is included?

  • Breakfast (vegan, vegetarian or meat - please note dietary requirements at time of booking).

What's not included?

  • Transport to or from the reserve.

  • Food or refreshments beyond that provided at breakfast.

Optics and Clothing

Optics are an important part of the walk so please bring binoculars with you and a scope if you have one. Dress appropriately for the weather and conditions, including sturdy footwear. Wet weather gear should be brought just in case.

Additional Information:

  • When booking please provide a valid phone number and e-mail as your booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail. We need a valid phone number (landline and mobile) in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with changes/cancellation. Thank you for your co-operation.
  • All tickets are non-refundable unless the event has been cancelled due to extreme weather. All bookings are accepted on this basis. Although every effort will be made to run the session the final decision will remain with the organisers.
  • Tickets are non-transferable. Please contact RSPB Ham Wall if you are unable to attend.
  • What to wear: Wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions - long sleeved shirts and trousers and stout walking shoes are recommended. Please expect some standing about so dress in warm layers as it can be very cold out on the reserve.
  • Please note that dogs are not permitted on the tour.
  • The tour will leave promptly at the stated start time. We ask you to arrive at the Ham Wall Car Park 15 minutes before the start of the tour to register with staff near the RSPB Welcome Building.
  • Please note that the tour takes place across rough terrain. The tour will be at least 4 miles in length.
  • Car parking - Park in the large RSPB car park but please note that car parking charges apply to non-members.
  • Directions will be sent to you after booking is complete.

IMPORTANT: We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party.

Any personal data you provide here is collected and used only for the purposes of booking this event. Your details will only be used by this event's RSPB co-ordinator and will not be shared with anyone else.

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RSPB Ham Wall

Ashcott Road

Glastonbury

BA6 9SX

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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