2017 Winter Birdwatching And Wildlife Photography
- North and East Yorkshire
Winter in East and North Yorkshire is a great time for wildfowl and waders. The Humber estuary is teaming with hundreds of thousands of wading birds from Knot to Bar-tailed Godwit this is a great place to learn about how to identify and photograph these beautiful birds.
Highfield Farm is ideally placed as a base to explore great winter sites such as Top Hill Low and Hornsea Mere which is Yorkshires largest freshwater lake and is one of the best places in our county for winter wildfowl from Slavonian Grebe to Goldeneye. White-winged Gulls are also often seen on the coast with Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull regularly found.
On the northern coasts there are great sites for Purple Sandpiper and Mediterranean Gull. Nearby in Scarborough Harbour divers such as Red-throated, Great Northern and Black-throated and Little Auks often shelter from the rough sea. This is also a great area for Kingfishers in the winter. Surprises often turn up, in 2015 up to 6 Black-necked Grebes were found and at Scalby Mills an American Wigeon.
YCN expert guides Steve Race and Richard Baines 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.
Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food.
Level: Beginners and intermediate
Places: Up to 8
Leaders Steve Race and Richard Baines
Price: From £360.00.
What’s included: Full board for the 2.5 day tour with two nights' accommodation, transport and guiding. A tour itinerary can be downloaded at the link to the left.
To Book: Please call Highfield Farm on 01377 270607. For more info give YCN a call on 01723 865498 or 07747753260.
Queries: Contact Yorkshire Coast Nature.
Steve Race is our lead photographer at Yorkshire Coast Nature. From his start with a film camera in the early eighties right up to the digital era of today, Steve has acquired a great eye for wildlife photography. His passion for the natural world shines through on his workshops and tours with… Read More »
Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Nature Guide and in Wildlife Conservation for 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly experienced… Read More »