Monthly Archive: March 2014

Cathedral Birdwatch

In conjunction with Ely Cathedral, a unique birdwatching experience is being planned for 1 June 2014. Trips are being organised throughout the day to the top of the Cathedral tower where expert local birdwatchers will show you the birds through their telescopes. Further details will soon be available at

Enter Ely’s annual Spring Bird Race, 11 May

Last year an amazing 77 species of bird were recorded during the Spring Wildspace Bird Race. Are you up to the challenge of attempting to beat that total? Alternatively, do you simply fancy a guided birdwatching walk around the fantastic wildlife areas right on our doorstep?

If you do, then why not join the Ely Wildspace Bird Race on Sunday 11 May? We are meeting at 6am sharp at the top of Kiln Lane where we will divide up into small teams, each of which will be led by an experienced local birdwatcher. The teams will then set off and walk all around the Wildspace trying to see and hear as many bird species as possible. At around 11am the teams will meet up again to compare notes and discover the winning team. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Please bring binoculars (if you have them), warm and waterproof clothing, and plenty of food and drink.