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Wildlife & Birdwatching

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The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors National Park and the Yorkshire Wolds are amazing places for wildlife with many diverse habitats and spectacular scenery.

YCN's top-class birding and wildlife safaris are led by local professional experts in a small group environment allowing time for everyone to learn and ensuring pressure on wildlife is kept to a minimum. From snakes on the moors, birds of prey and butterflies in the hidden depths of the Great Yorkshire Forest to rare migrant birds at the sandy beaches of Spurn Point and rocky cliffs of Filey, Flamborough and Bempton. If you don't see what you want on this page, send us an email or give us a call.

 

Tailor Made Birding and Wildlife Tours
Tailor Made Birding And Wildlife Tours

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...

Black Grouse Birding Safari
Black Grouse Birding Safari

Reeth, 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...

Birding Discovery Day - Flamborough Headland - Spring Migration
Birding Discovery Day - Flamborough Headland - Spring Migration

Flamborough Headland

Spring on the spectacular coast of East and North Yorkshire is a great time for many species, from migrant songbirds and shorebirds to thousands of nesting seabirds! Join expert local...

Bird Sound Safari - Forests 2024
Bird Sound Safari - Forests 2024

Dalby Forest

In our busy lives we rarely make time to listen to the amazing sounds of nature. This immersive forest walk is a wonderful opportunity to join professional wildlife guide Richard Baines on an...

Northumberland Wildlife Spectacular 2024
Northumberland Wildlife Spectacular 2024

Northumberland

Join us on the 27th, 28th and 29th June 2024 on an incredible wildlife watching and photography trip to the Northumberland coast. We will be visiting the Farne Islands , Coquet Island (no...

An Evening with Puffins (and friends)
An Evening With Puffins (And Friends)

Flamborough Headland

Join our local expert Mark for a relaxed evening in the company of Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Shags and more at our favourite secret spots! You're guaranteed...

Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds
Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds

North Yorkshire Forest

The Great Yorkshire Forest is one of the few areas of large landscapes in England we can truly call a forest. Habitat networks link the landscape over 30 miles in extent between Scarborough and...

Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2024
Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2024

North York Moors National Park

Join us on a safari with a difference as we go on the search for the incredible elusive  'Nightjar' .  This nocturnal bird is famed for its churring love call and aerobatic courtship...

Birding Discovery Day - Estuary Waders & Raptors
Birding Discovery Day - Estuary Waders & Raptors

Humber Estuary

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....

Birdwatching Course - Autumn 2024
Birdwatching Course - Autumn 2024

York

Birdwatching or birding is a wonderful way to connect with nature. There are so many birds around us and each one has a different story. Based in York the course will be 8 sessions over 8 weeks -...

Goshawk Birding Safari 2024
Goshawk Birding Safari 2024

North York Moors National Park

Northern Goshawks are one of the most magical birds in Europe. Their aerial display, strength and hunting ability is legendary. They are one of the most powerful and iconic raptors in the UK and...

Seabirds and Whales - Twilight Trips 2024
Seabirds And Whales - Twilight Trips 2024

Staithes, North Yorkshire

These special afternoon/evening boat trips will sail from the wonderful fishing village of Staithes. These trips will last up to three hours and are designed to give people an experince of...

Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2024
Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2024

Staithes, North Yorkshire

A Birding and Cetacean Safari on the Sea! 2024 These special longer boat trips will sail from the wonderful fishing village of Staithes.  These trips will last up to five hours....

Birding Discovery Day - Flamborough Headland Autumn Migration Special 2024
Birding Discovery Day - Flamborough Headland Autumn Migration Special 2024

North and East Yorkshire Coast

Autumn Migration Special 2024 -  Flamborough Headland Join us on our one-day bespoke migration specials, dedicated specifically to making the most of bird migration on the hallowed...

Spurn Birding Holiday - Autumn Migrants 2024
Spurn Birding Holiday - Autumn Migrants 2024

Spurn/Kilnsea

Spurn is one of the top Bird Observatories in the UK for bird migration. The unique long, narrow hook of Spurn at the southern end of the Holderness coastline encourages birds to follow the narrow...

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...