The Bird and Nature Festival
- 400nature excursions
A festival at the heart of the Somme Bay
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.
During the festival, you can choose from nearly guided tours on foot, horseback, in dugouts or on bicycles, to explore the wonders of nature.
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!
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.
For little hands
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!