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Design Your Own Birding Day Or Wildlife Safari

  • North and East Yorkshire

Yorkshire Coast Nature is offering an exclusive opportunity to design your own tailor made birding day or wildlife safari. From the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds and Derwent Valley to the huge estuary of the Humber; from the Great Yorkshire Forests and moors of North Yorkshire and the rugged coastline near Whitby to the huge cliffs of Flamborough Headland, we can go anywhere you wish!

We have developed a timetable of our activities throughout the year. Each activity is displayed with the month highlighted when that feature or workshop is available. For some specialist species such as rare fritilliary butterflies the window is short, but longer for others such as winter wildfowl.  

Examples of recent tailor made trips:

Goshawk Day, Honey Buzzard Day, Puffins and Seabirds,

Family Wildlife Safari,

If you only have a day we recommend you focus your tour on a maximium of two areas/species or activities. If you wish to book a longer tour however, there are many more opportunities. For those needing advice on the best places to stay in the area, we have developed a partnership with some of the best accommodation in the area, offering fantastic places to stay in the heart of the countryside. Please visit our accommodation page to see what's on offer.

Prices from as little as £70/day per person. We will pick you up at your accommodation and take you back, so you can relax without having to drive!

Please download our timetable on the link opposite to see the full range of tours and workshops available. If you like what you see or have any queries, please give us a call.


Design Your Own Birding Day or Wildlife Safari

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »


Design Your Own Birding Day or Wildlife Safari

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »


Design Your Own Birding Day or Wildlife Safari

Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc Agricultural Science and Biology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education 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… Read More »


Design Your Own Birding Day or Wildlife Safari

John McLoughlin BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology John, better known as "Johnny Mac", is an experienced bird and wildlife tour leader. Born in Doncaster, he has had a life-long love of nature.  He was inspired early in life whilst witnessing a pair of displaying Great… Read More »