North West Bird Watching Festival

September 10, 2013 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Events | 0 Comments |
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WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting the annual North West Bird Watching Festival on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November offering photographers a great day out. At the event, London Camera Exchange will be offering guidance on photography, and Outdoor Photography Gear will also have a stand. In addition, Martin Birchall and Ron Thomas will conduct a number of free photography workshops. The reserve is opening at 8am offering early morning photography opportunities. For further event information and a detailed list of exhibitors, visit the website below.

Website: WWT North West Bird Watching Festival

WWT Press Release

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre provides a snappy day out at the North West Bird Watching Festival

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is hosting the annual North West Bird Watching Festival on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November offering photographers a great day out.

The event has developed this year to offer photographer’s opportunities to not only get fantastic wildlife photographs but to also get plenty of advice on taking the perfect photograph:

·      London Camera Exchange are part of the event for the first time offering guidance on photography, cameras and digi-scoping as well selling products
·      Outdoor Photography Gear will also have a stand with all of your needs to take the perfect wildlife photograph
·      There are free photography workshops with award winning photographer Martin Birchall and Ron Thomas
·      Free ringing demonstration workshops will allow you to get up close to some wonderful species which last year included Great-spotted woodpecker
·      The reserve is opening at 8am offering early morning photography opportunities
·      At 3pm you can watch the award winning spectacle of up to 1000 Whooper swans feeding right in front of you on the mere as well as thousands of shelduck, wigeon and teal.

WWT Martin Mere is also welcoming back celebrity guest speaker Urban Birder, David Lindo, as well as a host of optical manufacturers including Minox, Swarovski, in focus, Nikon, Marchwood, Forrest Optics, Kowa and Viewpoint Optiks; making this a fantastic event for everyone who has an interest in bird watching, photography, conservation or simply enjoy nature.

For further event information and a detailed list of exhibitors, please visit: http://www.wwt.org.uk/nwbwf.

WWT Martin Mere is open every day from 9.30am to 5pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight centres.

ENDS
Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email victoria.fellowes@wwt.org.uk
Notes to editors
·         WWT saves wetlands worldwide – a critical habitat which is disappearing at an alarming rate. We act to identify and save severely threatened wildlife, such as the Madagascar pochard, which has been given a more secure future thanks to our decades of experience in conservation breeding.

·         Our researchers have been monitoring wildlife in the UK for more than 60 years, observing changes and finding solutions.

·         We put people at the heart of all our work, because conservation needs support to succeed.

·         And we share what we learn with experts around the world and with our 200,000+ members, the 60,000 school children who come on an educational visit to our nine wetland visitor centres in the UK, and the million people who visit us each year to enjoy a wetland experience.

·         We manage over 2,600 hectares of wetlands across the UK which between them support over 200,000 waterbirds and other wildlife.

·         WWT members enjoy free access to all nine visitor centres and are kept up to date with developments through an award-winning quarterly magazine, Waterlife.



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