Birdfair Auction 2018

 

This is the Birdfair Auction’s fourteenth year and thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our exhibitors and visitors, to date we have raised nearly £204,000 for vital conservation projects.

Exhibitors and celebrities have kindly given a wealth of super items over the years, from art prints and coveted books to optics equipment or once-in-a-lifetime birding holidays. This year is no exception. Once again, our generous supporters have excelled themselves and we are delighted to have a selection of fantastic lots here in the programme.

Don’t miss out! Make sure to visit the Auction Marquee and join in the fun way to fundraise for bird conservation.

Scroll down to see what’s on offer!!

 

Lot 1

A day birding for two people around the Dee Estuary with TV Naturalist Iolo Williams.

Enjoy a day out birding with Iolo Williams exploring the Dee Estuary. The Dee Estuary,

on the North Wales / North-West England border, is one of the United Kingdom’s

premier birding locations for wetland and shorebirds.

Value £ Priceless!

Courtesy of Leica and Iolo Williams, Optics 8

www.leica-camera.com

 

Lot 2

A day’s birding for two in Somerset with local naturalist and author Stephen Moss

The successful bidders will join Somerset Birdwatching Holidays for a guided group

day out in Somerset. To be taken any time in 2018 or 2019.

Meal included. T & C’s apply.

Value £Priceless!

Courtesy of Somerset Birdwatching Holidays and Stephen Moss

www.somersetbirdwatchingholidays.com

 

Lot 3

A Morning on the Heath with Bill Oddie

A unique personal guided tour with Bill as he takes you birding across his favourite local patch Hampstead Heath.

Value £Priceless!

Courtesy of Bill Oddie

 

Lot 4

A day’s nature observation trip for two with Simon King

A fantastic opportunity to win a day wildlife watching with naturalist, author and

wildlife film-maker Simon King. Whether you’re new to nature watching or a

seasoned birdwatcher, you’ll be sure to learn something new!

Value Priceless!

Courtesy of Zeiss – Optics 4

www.zeiss.co.uk/nature

 

Lot 5

A week’s accommodation at Paradise in Portugal

1 week’s B&B accommodation at Quinta do Barranco da Estrada, winner of

Tripadvisor’s “Travellers’ Choice” award, (the highest in the industry), two years running and head office of “Birding in Portugal”. Terms and conditions apply.

Value €805 approx.

Courtesy of Birding in Portugal, Marquee 2 Stand 90 & 91

www.paradise-in-portugal.com & www.birding-in-portugal.com

 

Lot 6

An evening in a Wildlife Watching Hide

An evening of guided wildlife watching for four people, in a comfortable hide located on

the Rothiemurchus Estate in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park.

Value £120

Courtesy of Speyside Wildlife, Marquee 7 Stand 21 & 22

www.speysidewildlife.co.uk

 

Lot 7

1C-20M-IR Nest Box Camera System

Nest box camera system fitted with a colour 420TVL camera with audio & 20 metres of cable.

Value £99

Courtesy of Gardenature Ltd, Marquee 3 Stand 31 & 32

www.gardenature.co.uk

 

Lot 8

Two nights for two people in Domaine Lacoste.

Enjoy one of France’s richest ranges of bird life and bird watching opportunities

around Narbonne staying in Domaine Lacoste, in a luxury accommodation.

To be taken in April or May 2019.

Flights not included, T & C’s apply.

Value €300 approx.

Courtesy of Patricia Pinet

domainelacoste@orange.fr

 

Lot 9

Hoodman H32MB Outdoor Hoodloupe

A loupe enabling you to check composition, focus and histogram on your LCD

screen when outdoor.

Value £128

Courtesy of RK Photo Ltd, OD8

www.thedarkroom.co.uk

 

Lot 10

Fine art giclee print

A fine art giclee print from Marie-Therese King’s batik work.

Value £30

Courtesy of Marie-Therese King, Art Marquee Stand 16

www.mariethereseking.uk

 

Lot 11
Complete set of field guides to Britain’s wildlife.

PrincetonWILDGuides is offering a complete set of the state-of-the-art photographic

field guide series to the wildlife of Britain.

Value £250

Courtesy of PrincetonWILDGuides, Marquee 5 Stand 36

www.press.princeton.edu

 

Lot 12

10 day mobile safari at Okavango Delta & Chobe, Botswana for two people

This safari takes in the best of northern Botswana travelling through Moremi Game Reserve, Khwai Concession and Chobe National Park.

Enjoy safaris as they are meant to be experienced by being in the wilderness, amongst the wildlife with one of Africa’s best guides.

Flights not included, T&Cs apply.

Value £7,395

Courtesy of Letaka Safaris, Marquee 7 Stand 58

www.letakasafaris.com

 

Lot 13

Gitzo Gimbal Fluid Head

8kg, top attachment 3/8” universal mount, base diameter 60mm.

Value £399.95

Courtesy of Manfrotto, Marquee 4 Stand 1,2, & 3

www.manfrotto.co.uk

 

Lot 14

9 Nights’ safari in Botswana for two people.

“Northern Highlights” – meals, activities, park fees, accommodations,

drinks and snacks included. To be taken between September 2018

and February 2019.

Full itinerary available.  Flights not included. T & C’s apply.

Value $8,000
Courtesy of Bush Lark Safaris, Marquee 8 Stand 4
www.bushlarksafaris.com

  

Lot 15

70cl bottle of London Dry Gin

Multi award winning, countryside spirit.

Value £33

Courtesy of Two Birds Spirits LPM 6

www.twobirdspirits.co.uk

 

Lot 16

Two day wildlife sketching workshop at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk, with artist Mark Boyd.

Join an art safari workshop sketching birds and other wildlife. Artist Mark Boyd will give insights into drawing wildlife and wild places, and enthuse your drawings and paintings with the beauty of the natural world. Dates – Monday 10th Sept and Tuesday 11th Sept. T&Cs apply.

Value £130

Courtesy of Art Safari, Art Marquee Stand 26

www.artsafari.co.uk

 

Lot 17

Bakery Hamper

A hamper full of bread, cakes and savouries made by local award winning artisan bakery.

Winning bidder must be able to collect Sunday afternoon.

Value £50

Courtesy of Hambleton Bakery – Local Produce Marquee 1 & 2

www.hambletonbakery.co.uk

 

Lot 18

Celestron Granite 10×50 ED Roof PrismBinocular

Celestron Granite 10×50 ED Roof PrismBinocular represent the core values of rock solid binocular design, ultra-high performance glass and reliable construction at an affordable price. The ED lenses ensure that each wavelength of light is kept in balance with all others to provide an image which is true-to-life. They are also useful in lowlight situations helping you pick out details even at dawn and dusk.

Value £449

Courtesy of Celestron Global Ltd – Marquee 4 Stand 10 & 11

www.celestron.com

 

Lot 19

Kowa TSN-501 Compact Spotting Scope

Small enough to take everywhere, the antidote to large heavy scopes,

small sized but big on performance.

Value £269

Courtesy of Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH – Optics 2

www.kowaproducts.com

 

Lot 20

Kowa TSN-501 Compact Spotting Scope

Small enough to take everywhere, the antidote to large heavy scopes,

small sized but big on performance.

Value £269

Courtesy of Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH – Optics 2

www.kowaproducts.com

 

Lot 21

Pair of MacWet Gloves

Most versatile sports glove on the market –used in 40 sports and by

photographers and disabled people. Vouchers issued to be used Sunday afternoon,

as all gloves are personally fitted.

Value £30

Courtesy of MacWet Sports Gloves – Marquee 8 Stand 12

www.macwet.com

 

Lot 22

Pair of MacWet Gloves

Most versatile sports glove on the market –used in 40 sports and by

photographers and disabled people. Vouchers issued to be used Sunday

afternoon, as all gloves are personally fitted.

Value £30

Courtesy of MacWet Sports Gloves – Marquee 8 Stand 12

www.macwet.com

 

Lot 23

Pair of MacWet Gloves

Most versatile sports glove on the market –used in 40 sports and by

photographers and disabled people. Vouchers issued to be used Sunday

afternoon, as all gloves are personally fitted.

Value £30

Courtesy of MacWet Sports Gloves – Marquee 8 Stand 12

www.macwet.com

 

Lot 24

A copy of Southern African Birdfinder

By Callen Cohen and Claire Spootiswoode.

Value £20

Courtesy of Cape Town Pelagics – Marquee 3 Stands 28 & 29

www.birdingafrica.com

 

Lot 25

Original watercolour painting of a quail.

Image 30cm by 30cm.

Value £300

Courtesy of Mike Warren – Art Marquee Stand 55

 

Lot 26

Men’s Halcon Traveller or Women’s Alondra Traveller

Both the Halcon and Alondra Traveller are ideal in providing carrying space

during warmer weather activities for exploring and sightseeing, nature watching

and photography, Through careful design, significant weight can be transported without discomfort and items easily accessed without disruption to wildlife.

Value £150

Courtesy of Paramo Ltd – Marquee 2 Stands 69-71

www.paramo-clothing.com

 

Lot 27

Wild Flower Seeds

A selection of wildflower seeds including oxeye daisy, St Johns Wort,

purple loosestrife, ragged robin, red campion.

Value £40

Courtesy of Angela Hewitt Originals –Art Marquee Stand 41

www.angelahewitt.co.uk

 

Lot 28

Chair Koklass

Lightweight foldable chair made of aluminium frame and strong ripstop polyester. Has two largepockets on each side to store camera, recording gear, notebook……

Value £34

Courtesy of Tragopan – Marquee 6 Stands 1 & 2

www.trogpan-shop.com

 

Lot 29

Photoblind Monal V1

Professional photoblind for two people or one person for long session,

with quick deployment system, projected canopy protecting the lens from rain,

removable ground floor, 6 different photographing post.

Value £285

Courtesy of Tragopan – Marquee 6 Stands 1 & 2

www.tragopan-shop.com

 

Lot 30

“Peacock Blue” Original Painting

16” x 20” Painting in acrylics on canvas-board by David Finney.

Value £200+

Courtesy of David A Finney –Art Marquee Stand 8

www.davidfinney.co.uk

 

Lot 31

Framed limited edition print of Taita Apalis

Original printing by Martin Woodcock.

Value £100

Courtesy of African Bird Club – Marquee 2 Stand 65 & 66

www.africanbirdclub.org

 

Lot 32

Framed limited edition print of Madasgascar Pochard

Original painting by Martin Woodcock.

Value £100

Courtesy of African Bird Club – Marquee 2 Stands 65 & 66

www.africanbirdclub.org

 

Lot 33

Birdfair’s official artwork for the 30th Anniversary  by Carry Akroyd

The official artwork to promote our chosen project for this year – ‘Mar Chaquita

– a haven for Argentina’s flamingos’.

Value £300

Courtesy of Carry Akroyd – Art Marquee Stand 39

www.carryakroyd.co.uk

 

Lot 34

Limited edition linocut print “The Long Spring – UK”

Linocut print from “The Long Spring” by Laurence Rose, (Bloomsbury 2018)

Value 135

Courtesy of Richard Allen – Art Marquee Stand 21

www.richardallenillustrator.com

 

Lot 35

HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World. Volume 1 (Non-Passerines)

and Volume 2 (Passerines)

The first completely illustrated checklist ever published, with a new taxonomy

that incorporates the most up-to-date information and an exhaustive methodology

in an entirely systematic and consistent way.

Value £358

Courtesy of Lynx Edicions – Marquee 7 Stand 27

www.lynxeds.com

 

Lot 36

Pie Making Voucher

A free entry to a pork pie making workshop in Melton Mowbray and 25%

off for a friend.

Value £20

Courtesy of Brockleby’s Pies – Local Produce Marquee  11

www.brocklebys.co.uk

 

Lot 37

Vortex ‘Viper HD’ 85mm Angled Scope

The new 2018 Vortex ‘Viper HD’ 85mm ‘scope comes complete with a

20-60x zoom and neoprene ‘stay-on-case’ along with the unique Vortex

Unlimited Lifetime Warranty.

Value £999

Courtesy of Vortex @ Newpro UK Limited – Marquee 1 Stand 1 & 2

www.newprouk.co.uk

 

Lot 38

Earthenware Pottery Vase

Handmade art pottery, from the famous Moorcroft factory in Stoke on Trent

England. This vase features the Osprey flying high over the Bassenthwaite Lake.

Designer Kerry Goodwin. Height of Vase 7” (18cms).

Value £710

Courtesy of Moorcroft Pottery – Art Marquee Stand 42

www.moorcroft.com

 

Lot 39

A 5 night stay for two people across four of the Inkaterra properties in Peru.

Journey to Peru’s most mesmerizing places, enjoying a stay at unique & luxury

Inkaterra hotels. Escape to a nature adventure in the Southern Amazon. Share the

magic and mystique of the Machu Picchu Citadel and explore the Inca and colonial legacy.

Flights not included, T & C’s apply. Valid until August 2019.

Value £4020 approx.

Courtesy of Inkaterra, Marquee 7 Stand 4

www.inkaterra.com

 

Lot 40

Leveret Sculpture

Julie Wilson is a local animal sculptor exhibiting in the Arts’ Marquee for the

seventh time and this year she is donating a leveret made from stoneware clay.

Value £100

Courtesy of Julie Wilson – Art Marquee Stand 40

www.juliewilsonsculptures.com

 

Lot 41

EL 8 x 32 Binocular

This exceptionally light binocular is the ultimate in optical perfection.

Edge to edge sharpness, and HD optics for high contrast, crystal clear lifelike

images and perfectly balanced viewing over long periods of time. See the unseen.

Value £1660

Courtesy of Swarovski UK Limited – Optics 6

www.swarovskioptik.com

 

Lot 42

Two seats on an “Albatross’s Pelagic Trip” from Valparaiso, Chile

You can see interesting species of albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters from the Humboldt Current, and also some great cetaceous! To be taken between October 2018 to March 2019. T&Cs apply.

Value £215

Courtesy of Albatross Birding  and Nature Tours in Chile – Marquee 7 Stand 45

www.albatross-birding.com

 

Lot 43

Two seats on an “Albatross’s Pelagic Trip” from Valparaiso, Chile

You can see interesting species of albatrosses, petrels, shearwaters from the Humboldt Current, and also some great cetaceous! To be taken between October 2018 to March 2019. T&Cs apply.

Value £215

Courtesy of Albatross Birding  and Nature Tours in Chile – Marquee 7 Stand 45

www.albatross-birding.com

 

Lot 44

One year Bird Journal premium subscription

We think Bird Journal is the smoothest, most intuitive recording experience for birds and wildlife. There are apps for Mac, Windows, iOS & Android to give you the best experience on every device. Cloud backup & synchronization ensure your data is both safe and available to you everywhere. First launched in 2009, Bird Journal now has thousands of customers across the world.

Value £29

Courtesy of Bird Journal – Marquee 5 Stand 39

www.birdjournal.com

 

Lot 45

One year Bird Journal premium subscription

Another opportunity to win a premium subscription!

Value £29

Courtesy of Bird Journal – Marquee 5 Stand 39

www.birdjournal.com

 


A3 Print of a Lapwing – “Foraging”
Lot 46

“This Lapwing was seen in Scotland enjoying the stones along the beach.

It was lovely to see a small flock enjoying the sunny day.”

Value £19.99

Courtesy of Carolyn Kemp Wildlife Artist – Art Marquee Stand 7

www.carolynkemp.co.uk

 

Lot 47

A3 Print of a Chiffchaff  – An unmistakable song.

“This lovely Chiffchaff spent a long time sitting singing away while I watch on.

Beautiful sound and was happy to be watched….it was a gorgeous day made all

the better by this experience.”

Value £19.99

Courtesy of Carolyn Kemp Wildlife Artist – Art Marquee Stand 7

www.carolynkemp.co.uk

 

Lot 48

Glass photograph – Snowy Owl, Barrow Alaska

Printed on glass with adhesive to stick to wall or use as kitchen splash-back.

Approx 700mm x 750mm. Photographer – Jo Latham.

Value £130

Courtesy of Jo Latham – Limosa Holidays Marquee 7  Stand 46 & 47

 

Lot 49

20kg Premier Plus Birdseed & Eyebrook Goody bag

A sack of our quality wheat free mix produced on our award winning conservation farm,

which contains a hearty blend of high energy, nutrient rich ingredients.

A goody bag of feeders, suets and worms for your garden birds to enjoy!

Value £45

Courtesy of Eyebrook Wild Bird Feeds – Marquee 6 Stand 19

www.eyebrookbirdfeeds.co.uk

 

Lot 50

Handbook of Bird Biology with corresponding online course

The third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive

resource for anyone learning more about birds. The Handbook is complimented by

extensive online resources hosted on the Bird Academy site of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Value £280

Courtesy of Cornell Lab of Ornithology – Marquee 4 Stand 16

www.birds.cornell.edu

 

Lot 51

“Contented Cubs”

An open edition giclee print from the original pastel drawing which Natalie drew

from her own photo reference in Kenya. Natalie Mascall is an award winning, self-taught wildlife artist and has hand signed the print.

Value £45

Courtesy of Natalie’s Arts – Art marquee Stand 44

www.nataliesarts.co.uk

 

Lot 52

“Great Glen Owl”

An open edition giclee print from the original pastel drawing.

Natalie Mascall is an award winning, self-taught wildlife artist

and has hand signed the print.

Value £45

Courtesy of Natalie’s Arts – Art marquee Stand 44

www.nataliesarts.co.uk

 

Lot 53

“Inquisitive Pheasant”

An open edition giclee print from the original pastel.

Natalie Mascall is an award winning, self-taught wildlife artist

and has hand signed the print.

Value £45

Courtesy of Natalie’s Arts – Art marquee Stand 44

www.nataliesarts.co.uk

 

Lot 54

Adelie Penguins on Iceflow

A group of five very cute, finely detailed glass Adelie Penguins, standing on a

selenite iceflow, based on a beautiful dark blue and clear agate.

Each penguin individually handcrafted in the propane/oxygen flame using coloured glass rods.

A unique and very special piece for this year’s auction.

Value £100

Courtesy of D Smith Glasscraft –  Marquee 3 Stand 21

  

Lot 55

Small wire bird sculpture

Life size sculpture of Bluetit starting with the wire that keeps the sparkle in champagne.

Value £155

Courtesy of Champagne Birds – Art Marquee Stand 5

www.champagnebirds.co.uk

 

Lot 56

Two nights stay in Extremadura, Spain with a one day private birding guide

Take a long weekend to enjoy the charms of Extremadura, Spain. Two nights lodging

and a private birding guide to show you species like the Black Vulture, Spanish Imperial

Eagle, Great Bustard and Azured Wing Magpie. T&Cs apply.

Value £360

Courtesy of Extremadura – Marquee 7 Stands 51 & 52

www.birdinginextremadura.com

 

Lot 57

 A mounted and framed photograph of a Barn Owl

16” x 20” approx

Value £50

Courtesy of Our Wildlife – Art Marquee Stand 17

www.ourwildlifephotography.com

 

Lot 58

Framed photograph

Mounted and framed photograph of a Brown Hare running.

Value £45

Courtesy of Margaret Welby Photography – Art Marquee Stand 17

www.margaretwelby.com

 

Lot 59

RSPB Garden Wildlife Camera

This camera offers everything you need to get great views of your garden wildlife.

Value £139.99

Courtesy of RSPB – Retail – Marquee 2 Stands 31 & 32

www.rspbshop.co.uk

 

Lot 60

Voucher for days guided wildlife watching on Isle of Islay

A day’s guided wildlife watching on Isle of Islay for up to 4 people.

Value £300

Courtesy of Wild Islay Birding – Marquee 7 Stands 14 & 15

www.wildislaybirding.co.uk

 

Lot 61

A hamper of gifts from various Planeterra Foundation’s projects from across the world

A selection of meaningful gifts including a backpack & zipper clutch,’Looptail’

bookwritten by the founder of G Adventures, guest towel a& canvas tote bag,

Mi Cafecito fair trade coffee and ‘Good food helping good kids’ cookbook.

Value £100

Courtesy of G Adventures – Marquee 2 Stand 93

www.gadventures.co.uk

 

Lot 62

Bug Hotel

Give beneficial pollinating insects a home in a Bug Hotel.

The different sized canes provide homes for a variety of insect species.

Value £10.99

Courtesy of KT Nestboxes – Marquee 7 Stand 8

www.ktnestboxes.co.uk

 

Lot 63

Two night’s accommodation for 2 in a cottage at the Inala Reserve on Bruny Island, Tasmania.

Also includes access to – Inala walking trails, bird hides, Pardalote platform,

Jurassic garden & Nature museum. Flights not included, T&Cs apply.

Value $630

Courtesy of Inala Nature Tours – Marquee 2  Stand 42

www.inalanaturetours.com.au

  

Lot 64

A selection of miniature Australian Wildlife figurines

A selection of figurines of the wonderful birds and animals native to Australia to whet your appetite for a visit to our incredible country. From incredible platypus to endearing Koala, infamous Cockatoos and lesser known Quolls, these figurines will delight nature lovers of all ages.

Value £50

Courtesy of Inala Nature Tours – Marquee 2 Stands 42

www.inalanaturetours.com.au

 

Lot 65

Falkland Islands Hamper

Packed full of goodies from or about the Falkland Islands including Malvina House

Hotel gin and Falkland Beerworks, real ale from the world’s most remote

micro-brewery.

Value £100

Courtesy of Falkland Island Holidays – Marquee 1 Stand 3

www.falkland islandsholidays.com

 

Lot 66

Limited edition print by South African wildlife artist Vanessa Lomas

Limited edition print of pen and ink sketch entitles ‘Hope for the Future’

depicting a Leopard and cub.

Value £100

Courtesy of On Track Safaris – Marquee 6 Stand 50

www.ontracksafaris.com

 

Lot 67

A copy of ‘With Honourable Intent’

Signed by the authors, Mark Rose and Tim Knight.

Value £20

Courtesy of Fauna & Flora – Marquee 7 Stand 17

www.fauna-flora.org

  

Lot 68

6 x bottles of South African wine

Value £50

Courtesy of 2by2  Holidays Ltd –  Marquee 2 Stand 7

www.2by2holidays.co.uk

 

Lot 69

1 Day private birdwatching or photography charter for two guests around Darwin, Northern Territory (10 hours, morning/afternoon tea and lunch)

Whet your appetite for Australia’s tropical Top End birdlife. Be professionally guided by renowned local expert guide, Luke Paterson.

See up to 100 species in a day exploring biodiverse natural habitats and urban birding hotspots, all within a few kilometres of Darwin CBD.

Highlights include: Rainbow Pitta, Chestnut Rail and Rufous Owl.

Value £415

Courtesy of Australia’s Northern Territory – Marquee 3 Stand 3 & 4

www.ntbirdspecialists.com.au

 

Lot 70

‘The Legacy of a King’ Book

Value £15

Courtesy of Langur Eco Travels – Marquee 8 Stand 28

www.bhutanbirdingtours.com

 

Lot 71

Trinovid 8×42 Binoculars

The binoculars of the Leica Trinovid-HD family stand for durability, state-of-the-art image performance and ruggedness. Constant development has resulted in a new generation of Leica Trinovid-HD models, and like their predecessors they offer outstanding colour fidelity, image sharpness, compact form and low weight.

Value £880

Courtesy of Leica  Sport Optics – Optics 8

www.leica-camera.com

  

Lot 72

One year’s subscription to Bird News Pro

Win a year’s access to the BirdGuides Bird News Pro service where you will be the first to hear breaking sightings, get instant news via the website and app and share and browse thousands of birding photos and videos.

Value £50

Courtesy of  BirdGuides – Marquee 2 Stands 97-100

www.birdguides.com

 

Lot 73

Rohan outdoors performance clothing bundle

Rohan outdoors outfit consisting of waterproof ‘Hideout Jacket’, Insect/UPF protection shirt, ‘Trail socks’ & Trailblazer trousers. All designed to be protective, lightweight, packable and easy-care.

Value £334

Courtesy of Rohan – Marquee 8 Stands 13-16

www.rohan.co.uk

 

Lot 74

A four night stay for one in Bulgaria – Red-breasted Geese Special

In February nearly the whole world population (20-30,000 birds) of the Red-breasted Geese can be found in north-east of Bulgaria,

near the Black sea coast. One our short break you will enjoy the winter concentrations of the most beautiful goose,

It is a spectacle you can’t see anywhere else. Other species include Lesser White-Fronted Goose,

Dalmatian Pelican, Pallas’s Gull, Eagle Owl and many more

To be taken Wednesday 6th Feb – Sunday 10th Feb 2019.

Flights not included. T&Cs apply.

Value £520

Courtesy of Wild Echo – Marquee 2 Stands 76 & 77

www.wildechotours.com

 

Lot 75

A signed copy of ‘Flying High – Discover the poetry in British Birds’ Book

Written by Anneliese Emmans Dean.

Value £10

Courtesy of Brambleby Books – Marquee 7 Stand 13

www.bramblebybooks.co.uk

 

Lot 76

A signed copy of ‘Bonkers Birding’ Book – By John Lee.

A lively and humorous account about the passion of the author for birdwatching,

dictating his life.

Value £10

Courtesy of Brambleby Books – Marquee 7 Stand 13

www.bramblebybooks.co.uk

 

Lot 77

A signed copy of ‘Those with Webbed Feet – all about British Ducks,

Geese and Swans’ by Edward Giles

Starter book on wildfowl for youngsters and novices.

Value £13

Courtesy of Brambleby Books – Marquee 7 Stand 13

www.bramblebybooks.co.uk

 

Lot 78

A week’s holiday for one person to Ultima Frontiera Estate, Danube Delta, Romania.

An estate developed for nature tourism, a paradise for birdwatching, wildwatching, and wildlife photography.

To be taken either 24th to 31st Aug 2019 (Birding Tour) or 31st Aug to 7th Sept 2019

(Photographic Tour).  Meals included.

Flights not included and single room supplement not included. T&Cs apply.

Value £1500

Courtesy of SKUA Nature Group & Ornitholidays – Marquee 2 Stands 16 & 17

www.skuanature.com / www.ornitholidays.com

 

 Lot 79

 

A full tray of 20 mixed native wildflowers

A full tray of 20 native wildflowers, there will be a selection of colourful species that look great, are easy to grow in the garden and are suitable for attracting butterflies and bees. (Must be collected Sunday afternoon after Birdfair)

Value £50

Courtesy of Hazelwood Landscapes  

Marquee 8 Stand 29 & 30

 

Lot 80

7 Night all-inclusive Panama Bird Watching package for one person at Bird of Canopy Lodge

7 Night tour explores the foothills and cloud forests of El valle de Anton – the home of motmots, tanagers, hummingbirds, anpittas and the mythical Rufous-vented Ground-cuckoo! We enjoy all accommodations at the award-winning Canopy Lodge, with exciting bird-filled trips to Altos del Maria (full day), La Mesa, Cerro Gaital Natural Monument, Cara Iguana, Rio Indio, Las Minas, Jordanal, a day trip to the scrub of El Chiru, the beaches of Juan Hombron and Santa Clara – all designed to find as many of the area’s specialities as possible!  T&Cs apply, Flights not included.

Value $1889

Courtesy of Canopy Family, Panama – Marquee 2 Stand 81

www.canopytower.com

 

Lot 81

‘Photographers against wildlife crime’ Book

A group of international award winning photographers have used their powerful and iconic images to help bring an end to illegal wildlife trade.

Value £40

Courtesy of Alan Ottewell

 

Lot 82

A day’s guiding for 2 people in the Straits of Gibraltar

Join us for a spectacular day of #FlywayBirding at the epicentre of the East Atlantic Flyway!  Here at Spain´s most southern point,

The Med meets the Atlantic, and the craggy coast of North Africa is only nine miles away!  The area is famous for its spring and autumn raptor migration,

during which tens of thousands of soaring birds can cross the Straits in a single day.  But actually avian migration continues almost all year round!

You´ll need to contact us to discuss available dates, but whenever you choose to come we hope to introduce you to the fascinating phenomenon of

migration as well as a sparkling array of resident species, many of which can be seen nowhere else in Europe! T&Cs apply.

Value £150

Courtesy of Inglorious Bustards Birding and Wildlife Tours – Marquee 1 Stand 28

www.ingloriousbustards.com

 

Lot 83, Lot 84, Lot 85, Lot 86, Lot 87 and Lot 88

BBC Wildlife Magazine – six issue subscription

Read the best features on animal behaviour and conservation, view amazing images

of nature by award-winning photographers and encounter more species with our

expert wildlife watching tips.

Value £25.50

Courtesy of Immediate Media – Marquee 3 Stands 6 & 7

www.discoverwildlife.com

 

Lot 89, Lot 90, Lot 91, Lot 92, Lot 93 and Lot 94

BBC Countryfile magazine – Six issue subscription

Every issue is packed full of fresh ideas for exploring Britain’s beautiful landscape,

watching wildlife, discovering heritage and great local food. With our expert writers, you can explore the best walks, nature re

serves, market towns and villages, while we also show you th hidden places in the countryside others often overlook.

Value £27

Courtesy of Immediate Media – Marquee 3 Stands 6 & 7

www.countryfile.com

 

Lot 95

2 Days Bird Photography Tour in Hungary for one person

The tour is in a scenic and bird-rich area of the famous Kiskunsag National Park, only an hour’s drive south of Budapest airport. The tour rotates around the 10 nature inbuilt bird photography hides. This tours includes 2 nights in our lodge and 2 full days in the hides with4 sessions (1 in the morning, 1 in the afternoon) and a 4×4 safari or a boat tour on the lake. This is a perfect tour not only for photographers but for bird and nature lovers who would like to enjoy a breath-taking experience being really close to birds and observe plumage details, behaviour, and feeding habits like never before. T&Cs apply, Flights not included.

Value £640

Courtesy of ECOTOURS Wildlife Holidays – Marquee 7 Stand 48

www.birdphotographytour.co.uk

 

Lot 96

2 x Costa Rican Prime Organic Coffee

Organic, micro-farm and separately-processed coffee from Los Santos area, Costa Rica. 500g bags.

Value £32

Courtesy of Foto Verde Tours

www.fotoverdetours.com

 

Lot 97

Birds of Costa Rica Field Guide

Latest edition of Birds of Costa Rica Field Guide by Richard Garrigues and Robert Dean

Value £22.50

Courtesy of Foto Verde Tours

www.fotoverdetours.com

 

Lot 98

Framed Birdfair artwork autographed by our celebrities

A unique opportunity to own an autographed framed picture of Birdfair’s official 30th anniversary artwork signed by all the celebrities attending this year.

Value £ Priceless

Courtesy of Birdfair

 

Lot 99

Visit to Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens, Bourne, Lincolnshire –  Complimentary family day ticket 

This ticket will allow a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) to visit Grimsthorpe Castle once on any normal open day

(special event days excluded) and enjoy the castle, park and gardens.

Value £31.50

Courtesy of Grimsthorpe Castle Park and Gardens

www.grimsthorpe.co.uk

 

Lot 100

Lunch for two people at San Giorgio Restaurant in Oakham, Rutland

Choose from any pizza or pasta off of the lunchtime menu

Tue – Sat: 12pm – 3pm – Valid until December 2018

14 Church St, Oakham, Leicestershire LE15 6AA

Phone: 01572 759656
sangiorgiorestaurant@yahoo.co.uk

Value £20

Courtesy of San Giorgio Restaurant, Oakham

www.sangiorgiorestaurant.co.uk

 

Lot 101, Lot 102, Lot 103

Large pink metal flamingo garden ornament

Approx height 84cm.

Value £25

Courtesy of Birdfair

www.birdfair.org.uk

 

Lot 104

A lunch or dinner for two people at Hambleton Hall Hotel

Enjoy exceptional dining in the award-winning restaurant. Michelin star Chef, Aaron Patterson,

uses the best local produce and the dishes have a strong seasonal bias producing brilliant, assured cooking.

Value £280

Courtesy of Hambleton Hall Hotel

www.hambletonhall.com

 

Lot 105

Complimentary tickets to Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough

Tickets for 2 adults, 2 children to visit Rockingham Castle during the 2018 open season (includes Christmas opening – 19th-23rd November)

Value £31.50

Courtesy of Rockingham Castle, Market Harborough, Leicestershire

www.rockinghamcastle.com

 

Lot 106

Gordon Beningfield – A signed limited edition print of field mice

No 125 of 250, framed size 75cm x 48cm

Value £80-100

Courtesy of Wildside Books –  Marquee 6 Stand 28

 

Lot 107

A collection of 5 facsimile bird prints

From a 17th century natural history work. Each print is 36cm x 43cm.

Value £30-40

Courtesy of Wildside Books –  Marquee 6 Stand 28

 

Lot 108

A selection of modern books on Birds of prey and Owls

Value £30-40

Courtesy of Wildside Books –  Marquee 6 Stand 28

 

Lot 109

Framed print of a barn owl

No1 of 10 of a barn owl by Linda Wain, International, Derbyshire based wildlife artist.

Value £75

Courtesy of Julie Potton

 

Lot 110

Barn Owl painted on a feather by Mandi Baykaa-Murray 

‘Barn Owl’ Hand painted on a feather in acrylic,mounted on water colour paper,

framed. (Image size 7” x 5”) by Mandi Baykaa-Murray.

Value £120

Courtesy of Mandi Baykaa-Murray – Art Marquee Stand 14

www.mandibaykaa-murray.co.uk

 

Lot 111

Alta Fly 48T Trolley Case

The Alta Fly 48T is a professional carry-on trolley designed to fit 1-2 pro DSLRs, 5-7 lenses (up to 30cm f/2.8) a flash and

accessories or a drone with all related accessories. It also carries a 14” laptop, a tablet and a tripod.

Value £250

Courtesy of Vanguard  – Marquee 4 Stand 12 & 13

www.vanguardworld.co.uk

 

Lot 112

Bundle of Poyser Books (x10)

A selection of earlier Poyser titles including: Gulls; Atlas of Wintering Birds; Enjoying Ornithology; Scarce Migrants in Britain & Ireland; and Bird Habitats in Britain.

Value £75

Courtesy of Calluna Books – Marquee 6 Stand 13

www.callunabooks.co.uk

 

 Lot 113

Bundle of Bird Books (x10)

A selection of light reading including Swallows (Tate); Birdwatching in the Seventies (Wallace); Birds That Came Back (Gooders); and The Titmice of the British Isles (Barnes).

Value £50

Courtesy of Calluna Books – Marquee 6 Stand 13

www.callunabooks.co.uk

 

Lot 114

Bundle of Eric Hosking Books (x9)

A selection of books highlighting the photographic work of Eric Hosking including: Birds of Prey; Seabirds; Waders; and Owls. Also a copy of his autobiography ‘Eye for a Bird’.

Value £50

Courtesy of Calluna Books – Marquee 6 Stand 13

www.callunabooks.co.uk

 

 

Lot 115

British Wildlife Subscription

A year’s subscription to British Wildlife, the UK’s leading natural history magazine.

Value £25

Courtesy of British Wildlife

www.britishwildlife.com

 

 

Lot 116

New and exclusive birdwatching in Northern Gambia, Two nights stay for two people, dedicated bird guide and tour included

Be amongst the first to enjoy birdwatching in the Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve, with direct access from the lodges as well as exploring the best kept

secrets with your guide. Expect to see the rare Egyptian Plover, White-Crested Tiger Bittern and Martial Eagle.

Morgan Kunda Lodges is part of Morgan Clark Foundation and all profits go into the charity.

Morgan Clark Foundation is a registered charity in the UK and The Gambia,

Value £300

Courtesy of Morgan Kunda Lodges

www.morgankunda.com

 

 

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