Bird and Nature festival in the Bay of Somme - North of France

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The Bird and Nature Festival

  • 26th edition
  • 400nature excursions
  • 4,379photos

A festival at the heart of the Somme Bay

400 nature excursions

If there's one thing you're bound to enjoy in the Somme Bay, it's the Bird and Nature Festival. Spring is the best time for birdwatching, and this annual festival offers nine days of immersion in nature for the whole family.


This year during the festival, you can choose from nearly 400 guided tours on foot, horseback, in dugouts or on bicycles, to explore the wonders of nature. There are guides to take you, springing many a surprise on you. You'll see all facets and colours of nature, probably as never before!


But the fun doesn't stop there! The Bird and Nature Festival also holds two international competitions: a photo competition and a film competition. They are open to professionals and amateurs, even children!

To be sure to book the right excursion, book online on the Festival website. There's something for everyone so you're bound to have a good time!

 

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The guides

Sharing their enthusiasm

 

There are about 50 nature guides who pull out all the stops to offer the best excursions possible to the top spots every year!

Nowadays, you're spoilt for choice: 400 nature excursions, including classic bay crossings and seal-watching. This is also the best time for out-of-the-ordinary excursions such as watching from hunters' huts, harvesting and cooking, land art, nocturnal trips, dugout rides, horse-riding, watercolour painting, photography lessons and kids' workshops. 

 

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Find accommodation to suit you for the week from 9 to 17 April!

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"Being a nature guide is not just a job. It's my passion!"
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For little hands

and feet

 

The Bird and Nature Festival is always held during the school holidays, so special nature trips, events and workshops are laid on for kids, such as the "Seaside Detective" excursion run by Maxime Marzi and the "Kids' Walk" run by Découvrons la baie. Jean Boucault, a birdsong whistler, lays on annual excursions for youngsters including a "goose poop" excursion to a farm in Ponthoile! 

 

Let's talk ToHenri Sannier

President of the Bird and Nature Festival

"We live at an amazing site. Over 300 bird species come every year to the Somme Bay. The festival promotes this well-preserved natural heritage so that we can all explore and enjoy it."