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Birding Discovery Day - The Uplands 2022

  • Richmond, North Yorkshire

The northern Yorkshire Dales are a wonderful place for birding. Distinctly different from rest of the National Park.

the lower valleys are dominated by traditional hay meadows whilst the tops are largely heather clad. The birdlife here is more diverse than the southern Dales and the rather bare Three Peaks uplands. In spring the calls of breeding waders fill the valleys with CurlewLapwingSnipe and Redshank all present. On the high tops the distinctive plaintive whistle of the Golden Plover can be readily heard.

The sought after Black Grouse has its English southern stronghold here and we will search the moors and meadows for them. Its cousin the Red Grouse is the most abundant species here and they can be regularly seen displaying at the roadside.

Other key birds on this itinerary include summer visitors such as Ring OuzelTree PipitRedstart and Pied Flycatcher whilst Dipper and Grey Wagtail frequent the fast flowing rivers. On the higher ground there is a chance of finding the elusive Merlin which still nests in the area.

Please note: transport is not provided on this day tour. All sites will be in close proximity to the meeting point to be arranged. Meeting point in Reeth near Richmond. Precise details sent by email after your booking

These exclusive one-day tours are designed for everyone - from beginners to the more experienced – who'd like be part of small (maximum of four) group tour, creating a real 'team' adventure.

What you can expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days 2022:

  • 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 - The Uplands 2022

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 »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Thu 26th May - 8.30am 1 day Yorkshire Dales Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sun 5th Jun - 8.30am 1 day Yorkshire Dales Group £60 2 Places remaining
Sun 19th Jun - 8.30am 1 day Yorkshire Dales Group £60 0 Places remaining
Mon 20th Jun - 8.30am 1 day Yorkshire Dales Group £60 2 Places remaining