Global Birding

Rutland Showground, Oakham, Rutland LE15 7TW


Global Birding aims to inspire birdwatchers to come together as a global community and celebrate birds, by participating in birdwatching, birdwatching events, citizen science and conservation. The major event is Global Birdfair 14-16 July 2023  which attracts a multitude of exhibitors and visitors who are passionate about conserving nature worldwide.

Global Birding is the brainchild of Tim Appleton MBE, co-founder of the first and biggest Birdfair which he ran for 31 years.  Prior to creating and managing Rutland Water Nature Reserve, he worked for Sir Peter Scott at the world famous Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.  He reintroduced Ospreys as a breeding bird to England in 1996

Opening Times

As plans progress we will update evening events on our website – there may be events on Friday and Saturday evenings.  During this time the catering facilities will remain open for guests to enjoy refreshments during the evening.

Contact Details

Tel (1): 07703547931

Tel (2): 07771610668

Email: [email protected]



Yellow AA Roadsigns will be erected prior to the event.

Please follow directions and be patient if the route to the event is busy.

Our parking assistants will be trying to get everyone on and off site as quickly and safely as possible.

Oakham Railway Station is around 1 mile from the event site along a level route.

We run shuttle buses between Oakham Railway Station and Global Birdfair starting at around 8:30am on Friday 14 July throughout the public day time opening hours of the event.

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