Wild Goose Festival – Birding for Brents

Dumfries and Galloway has a small wintering population of light bellied brent geese. These fascinating birds migrate 5,000km from Canada each year to spend the winter on this coastline. Most of the population winter in Ireland, but a small population return to the coasts of West Galloway where they feed on eel grass during the winter. You are warmly invited to join us for a walk and talk on the shores of Loch Ryan, focussing on these special geese, as well as looking out for other wildfowl and seabirds. Meet us at Stranraer Harbour, where together we will spend time observing and identifying bird life, then why not head off to explore the peninsula for more sightings. The new Rhins of Galloway Coast Path passes through Stranraer Harbour and is an excellent way to explore and spot wildlife.

Experts will be on-hand to help with identification during our session and to tell you all about these incredible birds and their migration, including from the Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Scottish Ornithologists Club (SOC). Please bring warm clothes, suitable footwear and optics if you have them.

Event Type: Outdoors

Accessibility Details: Parking at the Harbour. Accessible to all.

Event Capacity: 25

Age Restriction: None

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