RSBP Summer Activity Days
July 27, 2013 at 12:45 pm
At Fairhaven Lake on the south end of Blackpool near St Anne’s, there’s lovely wildlife, beautiful scenery, and an idyllic setting for visitors to Blackpool who fancy a nature getaway day. International Protected Wetlands Worth a Visit This year, the RSPB (Ribble Discovery Centre) is offering a range of amazing interactive visitor displays designed to teach young and old all about the incredible wildlife in the Blackpool and Lancashire area. Our staff at the Carn Brae Hotel are excited these tours are featuring Fairhaven Lake and Ribble Estuary birds and fauna. The gorgeous natural waterways are considered one of the best spots in the world to view species of birds, and a great way for visitors to balance all the action of Blackpool Town, with the abundant natural landscape choices close-by. The area is officially designated as a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar site. This means that the area is part of a 1971 international convention agreement to protect and sustain important wetlands. The cultural, scientific, environment and aesthetic value of maintaining our beautiful bird and wildlife population in the UK is becoming a very important issue. One of only 2000 such sites in the world, don't miss your chance to view the wetlands at their best during the summer months, when new hatchlings are learning to fly, and young wildlife with doting mums and dads is there for you to see. Birds To SEE List A list of birds you could spot include these native UK breeders: Common Tern Lesser Black-backed Gull Ruff Birds staying in the UK who arrive in autumn or summer to spend winter here with their young: Bar-tailed Godwit Black-tailed Godwit Bewick's Swan C Dunlin Golden Plover Grey Plover Knot Oystercatcher Pink-footed Goose Pintail Redshank Sanderling Shelduck Teal Whooper Swan Wigeon Migratory birds who will fly south to the tropics for winter Ringed Plovers and Sanderlings The astonishing array of feathered-friends who arrive in summer to spend winter, makes for a sky display that is second to none. For that reason, Ribble Discovery Centre is hosting special activity days every day from August 7 to September 21st to show visitors how to spot the birds, and help identify them. For any age, this is a great way to introduce ornithology, or bird-watching. The park is also taking part in the Big Wildlife Stock-take, which is a national project aimed at measuring the health of the UK’s wildlife and the bird population in particular. Please consider staying with us at the Carn Brae Hotel Blackpool . We are very close to the Ribble Discovery Centre, and walking distance from Blackpool Town Centre, and all major Blackpool attractions. Our friendly staff can help you plan your family weekend or long stay, and would love to hear from you today on 01253 345 938.