British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) become Migration Festival Partner

19 Jan 2016 | No. 2016-01

BTO are delighted to be able to report that they have signed a 'Friendship Agreement' with Spurn Bird Observatory Trust Ltd to deliver future migration festivals at Spurn. This is the first of its kind for Britain. 

Held each September for the last three years, the Spurn Migration Festival has become an established part of the birding calendar and a must- not- miss event for anyone wishing to be inspired by the miracle of bird migration.

Andy Clements, Director of the BTO commented, “When we were asked if we would like to partner the Migration Festival it didn’t take much thinking about. This has become the premier UK event for engaging people in bird migration, giving everyone an opportunity to make a difference by watching and recording migrating birds. We look forward to helping to ensure the Spurn Migration Festival goes from strength to strength.”

Rob Adams, Chairman of Spurn Bird Observatory Trust Ltd, said "I am very excited about the prospect of working with the BTO to deliver the Mig Fest. It will allow the festival to take a step up to the next level and make the event even more customer focused than ever before."

The 2016 Migration Festival will take place at Spurn Point, East Yorkshire on Friday 9 September to Sunday 11 September, for more information, please visit

Notes for Editors

  1. The BTO is the UK's leading bird research charity. A growing membership and up to 60,000 volunteer birdwatchers contribute to the BTO's surveys, collecting information that underpins conservation action in the UK. The BTO maintains a staff of 100 at its offices in Thetford, Stirling, Bangor (Wales) and Bangor (Northern Ireland), who analyse and publicise the results of surveys and projects. The BTO's work is funded by BTO supporters, government, trusts, industry and conservation 
  2. Spurn Migration Festival 2016 will be the fourth in this now annual event – for more information please visit

Contact Details

Paul Stancliffe
(BTO Media Manager)

Office: 01842 750050
(9am to 5.30pm)
Mobile: 07585 440910 (anytime)
Email: press [at]

Rob Adams
(Chairman of Spurn Observatory Trust Ltd)

Tel :01724 710924
Mob:07970 235255
Email:robertadams141 [at]

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