Leeds Birdfair 2023

I’m pleased to announce that, after a 4 year gap, the Leeds Birdfair is back. Once again we team up with our hosts, the wonderful Rodley Nature Reserve volunteers and we hope you’ll be able to join us on Saturday 27th May from 9:30am to 4pm.

The Leeds Birdfair aims to celebrate the wildlife and green spaces of Leeds and we’ve been able to do this successfully from 2016 t0 2019. Sadly, the pandemic prevented us from continuing in 2020 and 2021 then, in 2022, the reserve was inaccessible by car due to circumstances beyond our control; the access bridge over the canal wasn’t completed in time by developers.

The closures have impacted the volunteers at the reserve greatly so it would be amazing to be able to hold this successful event again. The Leeds Birdfair brings together many community and charitable local groups in the hope that they can network and share ideas. Birdfair also highlights and supports the local wildlife-related businesses operating in and around Leeds.

You’ll be able to learn about the people and groups who give their time freely to look after our green spaces; where these green spaces are and how our council is involved. It’s a great opportunity to meet and talk to like-minded people. We’d also be interested to hear from you if you’d like to help out on the day by being a wildlife guide, helping us with car parking or by putting up posters. [/paragraph]

To have a Leeds Birdfair had long been the ambition of Start Birding’s Linda Jenkinson. It seemed a brilliant idea but where to hold it? When Linda raised the idea with us we just couldn’t say no.

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Organisations and businesses hopefully joining us for the 2023 Leeds Birdfair


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