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Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020 - 1 Day

Seabirds And Whales A Yorkshire Adventure 2020
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A Birdwatching and Cetacean Safari on Land and Sea!

The North and East Yorkshire Coast has long been famous for its seabirds. From the towering chalk cliffs of Flamborough Headland which reaches 6 miles out to sea to the Jurassic Coast of Scarborough and Whitby with two Bird Observatories at Flamborough Bird Observatory and Filey Bird Observatory and a watchpoint at Long Nab Scarborough Birders.

On our Yorkshire Coast Nature land and offshore seabird trips in the last few years we have seen Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Corys Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Phalarope, Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, Gannet, Shag, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Caspian Gull and even Short-eared Owl!

The Yorkshire coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby is now becoming famous for its whale watching! In summer Minke Whales appear, following the Mackerel shoals, these fantastic mammals are the most regularly seen large cetacean on our coast, watch the YCN video below from some up close whale action! Harbour Porpoise are with us throughout the year and seen on most of our trips. Bottle-nosed and White-beaked Dolphins are now being seen every year on the coast in increasing numbers!

These special full day trips have been designed to allow the flexibility to target the best stretch of coastline depending on where the seabird and/or cetacean action is prior to the tour.

In 2020 we will run our trips from Staithes again with up to 6 hours at sea! We use chum to attract the birds to the boat which makes a big difference, often allowing closer views and opportunities for photography! The land based part of the tour is spent sea watching from a nearby coastal watch point to familiarise the group with the seabirds and seawatching techniques.

Throughout the day you will have a great opportunity to learn about field craft and identification from our local expert guides in a small friendly group environment. Each tour includes  the boat trip and an expert YCN guide in a small group environment maximum 10 clients. The meeting point will be in Staithes village in North Yorkshire

Long-tailed Skua, Arctic Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skua, Manx Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Corys Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater, Grey Phalarope, Puffin, Guillemot, Razorbill, Fulmar, Gannet, Shag, Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Common Scoter, Velvet Scoter, Caspian Gull and even Short-eared Owl

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  1. Great two-day bespoke birding/wildlife tour
    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.
  2. A great experience for Texas birders
    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.

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Why book with Yorkshire Coast Nature?

Yorkshire Coast Nature (YCN) is a small independent nature tourism company. Every member of our team lives locally and is passionate about wildlife. We believe strongly in delivering eco-tourism with a direct benefit for wildlife and provide annual grants to nature conservation organisations. So when you use one of our services you can be assured that you are helping wildlife. In 2011 we joint-funded a wetland restoration and bird hide project for Thornwick and Sea Farm Holiday Centre at Flamborough Head. It’s a great feeling to enjoy natural history in a habitat you helped create!

What you will need to bring?

Please bring warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear and a packed lunch. Binoculars are essential, if you need a pair we have a limited number of high quality Leica binoculars available to hire at £10/day. Should the boat trip be cancelled by the skipper due to adverse conditions, we will offer you an alternative date for a replacement trip.

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