Bird Ringing Demonstrations

A special opportunity for a close up look at some of the birds which make their homes here at Dunwich Heath. Find out more about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds.

  • 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

Admission free

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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 subject to the weather conditions for the welfare of the wild birds, so may be cancelled or finish early if conditions are too windy or rainy. 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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 October 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available
7 November 2017 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 24 Oct 2017
10:00-16:00
A special opportunity for a close up look at some of the birds which make their homes here at Dunwich Heath. Find out more about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds.

50 Things Family Activities

Wed 25 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Come and enjoy some 50 Things to do before you are 11 3/4 activities at Dunwich Heath. Experience many activities, like bug hunting, geocaching and den building. Fill up your scrapbook, collect the stickers and have lots of fun. On weekends and...