Bird Ringing Demonstrations

A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Much of what we know about how long birds live and how far they travel has been revealed by the British Trust for Ornithology's 'Ringing Scheme' which gathers information about bird survival rates and their movements both in the UK and across the globe. Join ringers from Waveney Bird Club who will be on site ringing some of our feathered friends. It's a great opportunity to see some of our best-loved birds up close and to find out more about this important conservation work.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Dunwich Heath and Beach

Prices

Car Parking
Gift Aid Standard
Cars N/A £5.50
Large vans, campervans & caravans
Gift Aid Standard
Large vans, campervans & caravans N/A £15.00

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

All vehicles must display a valid parking ticket.

National Trust members: Free parking, please scan your cards at the pay & display machine to obtain your ticket.

Non-members: Please purchase your ticket at the pay & display machine.

There are four disabled parking bays behind the Coastguard Cottages, please display your blue badge.

No overnight parking.

Coaches: please contact us before you visit.

The basics

Suitability
Children welcome
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
You can see birds being ringed in Heath Barn.
What to bring and wear
Bird ringing will take place outdoors so please dress suitably for the weather conditions.
Accessibility
Accessible to all
Other
Please note that bird ringing is highly dependent on the weather conditions for the welfare of the wild birds, so may be cancelled or finish early if conditions aren't suitable. If you are visiting especially for this event, please ring the Dunwich Heath team on 01728 648501 before you travel to check that the event is running. Alternatively, up to date information will be published on our Facebook page.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
30 October 2018 08:00 - 12:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Dunwich Heath
Email
dunwichheath@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01728 648501 (opt 2)

Upcoming events

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 30 Oct 2018
08:00-12:00
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Family Stargazing Evening!

Fri 16 Nov 2018
18:00-21:00
Autumn is a fantastic time to look at the night sky, why not wrap up warm and join us for a fun evening of stargazing? It's one of our '50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾' so come along and fill in your 50 Things scrapbook!

Meet Father Christmas!

Sat 08 Dec 2018
11:00-14:30
Father Christmas will be taking time out of his busy schedule to visit us here at Dunwich Heath!