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Birding Discovery Day - Estuary Waders & Raptors

The Humber estuary is a fantastic place for wildlife and a magnet for a host of wading birds over the winter. Vast flocks gather to feed on the nutritious mud, providing a spectacular display. Thousands of Golden Plovers create murmurations, Bar-tailed Godwits and Black-tailed Godwits, Eurasian Curlews, Common Redshank, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Ringed Plovers and many more!

Birding Discovery Day - Estuary Waders & Raptors

The Humber estuary is a fantastic place for wildlife and a magnet for a host of wading birds over the winter. Vast flocks gather to feed on the nutritious mud, providing a spectacular display. Thousands of Golden Plovers create murmurations, Bar-tailed Godwits and Black-tailed GodwitsEurasian CurlewsCommon Redshank, Grey PloverDunlinRinged Plovers and many more!

Over the adjacent farmland and salt marsh raptors such as Hen Harrier, Peregrine, Merlin and Short-eared Owl are seen regularly. A brisk walk along the riverbank is sure to give a great outlook on a spectacular Yorkshire habitat.

Join Margaret or Richard on this great day out. Ideal for anyone wishing to learn more about bird identification, marvel at the big flocks of waders and see some very cool raptors!

These exclusive one-day tours are designed for everyone - from beginners to the more experienced – who'd like be part of small group tour, creating a real 'team' adventure. Meeting Place; Paull Holme Strays Thorngumbald Rd, Hull HU12 8AX. Map and directions sent after a booking is made. Please be aware this day may involve walking up to five miles during the day with many stops and breaks. 

What you can expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days 2023/24:

  • A small group creates constant, great opportunities to interact with your guide
  • Professional, local expert guide with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • A fun-packed day; exciting locations, tuition, opportunities for photography and of course great birds!
  • A free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist

  

Birding Discovery Day - Estuary Waders & Raptors

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM

Company Director And Birding/Wildlife Guide

Richard’s love of birds and wildlife started at age nine when he watched wide eyed as a charm of European Goldfinch fed on a thistle within a few feet of him in the grounds of his primary school. The next day he was busy drawing the flock in his art class./tutors/2/richard-baines-pgdip-mcieem

Margaret birding in Scotland

Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE

Birding/Wildlife Guide

Margaret has been a keen birder from an early age, growing up in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire. At a younger age Margaret spent most of her time out in the field on her local patch as well as birding across the country and abroad. She spent a summer as an/tutors/17/margaret-boyd-bsc-pgce

Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2024
Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2024

Spurn/Kilnsea

Spurn is one of the best Bird Observatories in the entire UK for bird migration. Its unique combination of geography, habitat and location combine to attract, 'funnel' and concentrate migratory...

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    • Mon 26th Aug - 8.30am

    • 8 hours

    • Humber Estuary - Paull Holme Strays

    • Group

    • £60

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    • Wed 28th Aug - 8.30am

    • 8 hours

    • Humber Estuary - Paull Holme Strays

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    • £60

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    • Sun 8th Sep - 8.30am

    • 8 hours

    • Humber Estuary - Paull Holme Strays

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    • £60

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    • Mon 9th Sep - 8.30am

    • 8 hours

    • Humber Estuary - Paull Holme Strays

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    • £60

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