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Design Your Own Birding Day Or Wildlife Safari

5based on 3 reviews
England 1 Days
Starting From GBP 70 / per person

Birding Discovery Day – Forest And River Birds 2020

4.94based on 3 reviews
England 1 Days
Starting From GBP 60 / per person

Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2020

5based on 2 reviews
England 1 Days
Starting From GBP 35 / per person

Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020

5based on 2 reviews
England 1 Days
Starting From GBP 90 / per person

Spring Birdwatching In Yorkshire 2020

5based on 1 review
England 2 Days
Starting From GBP 435 / per person
Northern Goshawk
The North Yorkshire forests are one of the best places to see this powerful raptor in the UK. Famed for its secretive hunting technique carried out within the deep forest tackling prey such as squirrels and woodcock. Its spring roller-coaster display is a sign of spring in beautiful Yorkshire.
Honey Buzzard
One of the rarest raptors in the UK. These amazing birds feed on the larvae of Wasps and they will often follow an adult wasp back to its nest! Migrant and breeding Honey Buzzards are the focus of our Birding Discovery Days and National Park Safaris.
Nightjar
These nocturnal birds hunt insects after dark but they first emerge from their daytime roost at dusk giving you just enough time to watch their amazing display flight. As the males chase each other they can fly surprisingly close often providing unforgettable views!
Duke of burgundy Fritillary
One the rarest butterflies in the UK these beautiful insects are a member of the unique Metalmark family. They live in discrete colonies where the caterpillars feed on primrose and cowlslip.
Minke Whale
The North Yorkshire coast has become one of the best places in the UK to see this whale. At between 6-8m they can be curious of boats and feed surprisingly close on herring and mackerel. Late summer or autumn is the best time to see them. A Yorkshire Coast Nature tour in September 2015 had 20 in view at the same time!
Atlantic Puffin
An unmistakable bird with its black back and white underparts, and distinctive black head with large pale cheeks and a tall, flattened, brightly-coloured bill. Its comical appearance is heightened by its red and black eye-markings and bright orange legs. A key species on our seabird photography workshops and trips.
Northern Gannet
Adults are large and bright white with black wingtips. They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak, long pointed tail, and long pointed wings. At sea they flap and then glide low over the water, often travelling in small groups. They feed by flying high and circling before plunging into the sea. Our diving gannet photography trips offer a true wildlife encounter.
Red Grouse
The red grouse is a medium-sized game bird. It has a plump body, a short tail and a lightly hook-tipped bill. It is reddish-brown, with its legs and feet covered in pale feathers. In the North York Moors National Park the Red Grouse is an iconic species and its distinctive call can be heard across the hills and valleys.
Grey Seal
The Grey Seal is a large marine mammal streamlined in water but cumbersome on land. Frequently seen ‘bottling’ with head and neck clear of water. Both sexes have rather dog-shaped appearance to the head. Our local Grey Seal colony consists of over 200 individuals. The females can be found giving birth to pups from late October to early December.
Red Deer
Our largest native land mammal. Their summer coat is reddish brown but appears grey-browner in winter. The male (stag) is larger in size then the female (hind) and has well developed branching antlers. Annual Autumn rut accompanied by roaring, bellowing sounds from stags. We offer photography workshops for Red, Sika and Fallow deer throughout Autumn and Winter.

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  • Irish Adventure
    Design Your Own Birding Day Or Wildlife Safari
    Gill2 Aug 2018
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    Great long weekend in Co Cork. Very good pelagics with great sightings, common dolphins around the boat for ages, a minke whale so close we could hear it breath! Birds great big numbers of shearwaters and petrels. Good food, good accommodation good company.
  • Diving Gannets
    Design Your Own Birding Day Or Wildlife Safari
    chrys7 Jul 2017
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    amazing, brilliant - had to book again as laughed with joy so much almost forgot to take any photos ........... now an annual treat!!
  • A day birding on the Yorkshire coast
    Design Your Own Birding Day Or Wildlife Safari
    Robert Mayhew24 Jul 2018
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    In June, my wife and I visited Yorkshire for the first time, from the US. In planning our trip, we wanted to devote one day out of our week there to birding, and we were particularly interested in shore birds. I found Yorkshire Coast Nature online, but none of their scheduled tours fit our available times, so I emailed Richard Baines, Director, and asked about a arranging a private tour. He wrote back shortly thereafter, with a plan for a full day of birding outside of Scarborough with guide Margaret Boyd. The price was quite reasonable. We were favored with excellent weather, and the day was a success. Margaret was easy going, pleasant, and extremely knowledge. We met at an arranged location at 8:30 am, and Margaret drove us first to Bempton Cliffs Nature Reserve. It was better than we had imagined possible. Thousands upon thousands of birds! We saw Guillemots, Gannets, Razorbills, Kittiwakes, Fulmars, Herring Gull—and of course, Puffins. And we managed to get remarkably close to many of them, especially the Gannets. Aside from the birds, the views were breathtaking. We spent a lot of time there. On the way out, as a bonus, we even saw a swallow coming and going to her nest, feeding her young. Margaret then drove us to Flamborough Bird Observatory. On the way in we saw a pheasant (which we enjoyed, though we understand it wasn't all that special for locals) and some yellow warblers. Though the number and variety of birds was not as vast, the cliffs were even more spectacular than at Bempton, and we saw a great number of puffins, and a fair amount of bird activity in the water. We had a leisurely lunch break, and then went for a nice walk through some woods, where we heard more birds than we saw, though with Margaret's help it was very instructive. Our last stop was Filey Dam Nature Reserve, a freshwater marsh, with a couple of bird hides. Although not as awesome as the seabirds at the cliffs, the view was quite lovely, and the variety was nice: we saw a number of ducks, swans, geese, gulls, and coots. Margaret dropped us at our car at 5 pm. The entire day was fantastic.
  • Summer Safari
    Birding Discovery Day – Forest And River Birds 2020
    Susan Kaplow5 Jul 2018
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    Richard Baines is everything you could want in a wildlife guide: knowledgeable, passionate, considerate and super-helpful. His deep understanding of ecology added greatly to our understanding of the birds, flowers and insects we were seeing. He made every effort to insure that we all saw everything and increased our own knowledge.
  • Nightjar Safari
    Birding Discovery Day – Forest And River Birds 2020
    Adrian Hotson28 Jun 2018
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    This was a superb few hours spent in a forest on the North Yorks moors where the nightjars appeared right on cue. Richard's knowledge shone through as did his ability to make everyone feel comfortable whether new to the hobby or an old hand. Highly recommended.
  • Best in Yorkshire... and beyond
    Birding Discovery Day – Forest And River Birds 2020
    Mac25 May 2018
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    I have used YCN on several occasions spanning several years Richard Baines is a consummate professional... not only knowledgeable about birds, wildlife, crucial local knowledge but bending over backwards to match his skills to the group regardless of their skill - encouraging, interested and interesting and never patronising
  • Photography wildlife taster
    Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2020
    Hugo Charlton-Jones17 Jul 2018
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    It was great learned a loads about my Camera How to use it and to get the best photos
  • Market Bosworth Wildlife Group Tour to Yorkshire
    Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2020
    Janet Sykes23 Jun 2017
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    YCN arranged and led our tour to Yorkshire in June 2017. We visited a good variety of habitats and saw a good number of species. The tour leaders were very knowledgeable and good company too. They also did everything they could to ensure that everyone got everything they wanted to from the trip and as a result everyone enjoyed themselves. We plan to use YCN for future trips.
  • Great two-day bespoke birding/wildlife tour
    Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020
    Ellen S22 Apr 2017
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    Richard put together a great two-day bespoke tour for our diverse group of six - including a few armchair birders and amateurs. It was a great way to explore the Yorkshire Coastal area and we genuinely enjoyed all of the spots he took us. Lots of neat photos to share with friends and family. We would definitely plan a second trip with Yorkshire Coast Nature.
  • A great experience for Texas birders
    Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020
    Jack S23 May 2017
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    Richard showed us numerous locations in the Yorkshire area. We experienced both coastal and forest habitats seeing a great assortment of birds totally new to us from the U.S. He added a bit of cultural and historical information about the places we visited as well. What was special was the unexpected discoveries that Richards skill and knowledge made possible to spot. It was a wonderful learning experience and we look forward to a trip on our next visit over.
  • Experiences with YCN
    Spring Birdwatching In Yorkshire 2020
    Mary Fish25 May 2018
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    We have been on quite a few wildlife/photography tours with Richard and Steve, both in Yorkshire and India. The tours are well organised, Richard and Steve are very knowledgeable about the wildlife and habitats to give clients a fantastic experience. Very enjoyable in great company!!
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