Guided Events in September
Lots of bird news and posts to come. sea-watching, Lanzarote, and the BIG event of the month- the Spurn Migration Festival. For now couple of news items for those looking for wee break. A weekend in East Yorkshire or a week’s holiday in Shetland. Couple places left on each:
This Weekend: Full Info Here
- Yorkshire Wolds
Based at Highfield Farm, this 3-day tour focuses on the wonderful diversity of bird species migrating through our area in September. Over 100 species of bird are possible. We are ideally placed close to the River Hull and visits to Top Hill Low nature reserve can yield plentiful freshwater waders and wildfowl, including Green and Wood Sandpipers, large numbers of Wigeon and Shoveler and resident birds such as Barn Owl in one of the best areas of the UK for owls.
Passerine migration on the coast is in full swing. This is peak time for birds such as the gorgeous Redstart and Whinchat. The scenic East and North Yorkshire coast is also one of the best in the country for scarce and rare migrants. We have a fairly good chance of annual birds such as Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler and recent years have brought Bonelli’s Warbler and Brown Flycatcher. In 2012 a YCN birding tour found an Arctic Warbler at Flamborough!
YCN expert local guides will work hard to ensure you have memorable experiences. Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers.
Shetland Autumn Birding
all the info on costs and how to book is >>> HERE <<<
Through our combined knowledge of the islands and our birding experience, our Autumn Birding itineraries provide our guests with unparalleled Shetland experience. Our unique insight, combined leadership and our attention to detail provides our guests with the opportunity to:
- Be part of a team effort bird-finding experience and hunt for your own birds
- Know where birds can be found and how best to ‘work the locations’
- Know how to ‘bird’ intuitively in relation to weather/winds and what birds to target
- Keep in touch with breaking news & connect with rarities if logistically possible
- Benefit from leadership of multiple guides – maximizing coverage, learning & opportunities
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