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Birds in North Wales Custom Day Trip

Tailor-made Birdwatching Trip in North Wales

This is a one-day Birds in North Wales Custom Day Trip is available on request and can be at whatever pace you desire.  Want a birdwatching day trip that is custom-made just for you? We can offer you your perfect tailormade day's birdwatching to help you enjoy the very best of North Wales your way.

Perhaps there are specific locations you'd really like to explore? Or maybe there are special bird species in North Wales you'd like to look for? Would you like a wader ID day to get to grips with confusion species? Or maybe you'd simply like to take your time and enjoy a leisurely day birding with time for a nice lunch too. A custom birdwatching trip gives us the chance to tailor the day so that it is perfect for you to enjoy watching birds in the way that suits you best

"We are enthusiastic birders but had never been in Wales. We arrived by ferry, our only equipment our binoculars. Alan and Ruth picked us up and soon we were seeing the birds we had always wished to see: the Orange-billed Chough! Not just a glimpse, but a pair of them doing their digging behavior! Alan and Ruth knew the perfect spots to visit so that we saw all sorts of birds. They had a 'scope for each of us, always focused on the bird we wanted to see." -Walter and Carol Muth.

Our normal day trips start at 8 am, but on this custom day trip, we can start at a time to suit you. And if you're staying in accommodation in Llandudno or Conwy, we can pick you up from your door too! We'll look for a pace that suits you, whether you want to take things slowly to savour every encounter with every bird, or whether you want to see just how many bird species you can pack into one day, we're up for the challenge.

Perhaps you want to take lots of photographs of birds along the way, and we can go at a pace to allow you to do that too.  Our lunch stop maybe a leisurely break at a local inn or cafe to sample a traditional Welsh Rarebit, or if you'd rather have a homemade picnic along the way, we can pick one up from a local artisan baker along the way, it's your call.

With our special professional tourist guide in the team, we can include historic or cultural aspects in your day trip too such as a visit to an atmospheric burial mound in Snowdonia or a guided walking tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Conwy Town. Of course, we'll drop you back at our meeting point with a checklist of the birds we've seen during the day and lots of happy memories of all that we've enjoyed on our day trip.

Custom Day Trip highlights may include:

  • Enjoying the impressive display flight of a Goshawk over the Welsh forests
  • Watching a Hawfinch perched in a historic yew tree
  • Oohing and Aahing over iconic Puffins bobbing about on the sea
  • Looking for our Welsh breeding summer migrants such as Pied Flycatchers and Tree Pipits
  • Indulging in delicious homemade scones with jam and cream for lunch at North Wales's best tea room

We are certified 'Good to Go' by VisitWales.

Don't miss out on other birding experiences in Wales. Have a look at what the Birdwatching Wales Uplands and Estuaries Day Trip has to offer.

Alternative Tour Name: Your Custom Birdwatching Day Trip
Day 1
Full Day Trip

North Wales is a wonderful location for birdwatching with a huge range of species and habitats packed into a small area. A custom birdwatching daytrip is the perfect introduction to enjoying birds in North Wales at any time of year; we know the best locations for each season and can share with you the special birds and mammals each of these habitats has to offer. The variety of landscape within the compact area of North Wales gives us the chance to visit lagoons and estuary, deciduous woodland and coniferous forest, water meadows and salt marshes, coastal cliffs and sandy beaches, mountains and moorland, all in one bird-packed guided birdwatching day.

Not sure where you’d like to start? Perhaps you might like to take a look at our set departure daytrips vising The Best of North Wales, the Best of Anglesey and the Day on the Dee for an idea of where we regularly run our daytrips. We would be happy to run any of these scheduled itineraries on a daytrip just for you on a mutually-agreed date. Or if you have a specific bird, date or destination in mind, just let us know and we will craft an itinerary for you to give you the best possible chance of seeing your target bird. If you have a particular date in mind, a birthday perhaps, then we’re happy to suggest what areas and species will be particularly good at your chosen time of year. Just make your suggestions and leave the rest to us! Of course, we will always bear in mind the weather and tide conditions as well as the latest bird news in case there are any special birds around at the time to look for.

If you are visiting the area, we are happy to make suggestions of place to stay that have been tried and tested by our birdwatching guests, and if you are staying in or around Llandudno or Conwy towns, we’re happy to offer you a door-to-door service on the day. While our set departures begin by meeting at 8am at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, on your custom day we have the flexibility to start at a time and location that suits you.

We’ll spend our day visiting several different birdwatching locations before stopping for lunch. We have a great knowledge of the best cafes and tearooms in the area so we can always find a delicious place for lunch. Alternatively, if you want to bring a picnic lunch, we know some pretty special picnic spots too. Our afternoon will be spent visiting a few more birdwatching locations before we return you to our meeting point by 5pm.

As this is your day, we can go at a pace to suit you, either covering as many different places as possible if you’re looking to build a big bird list for the day, or alternatively going at a relaxed place with time to stop and gaze or enjoy a cuppa or two, if you’d rather take things more slowly. You decide!

Our custom birdwatching daytrips can be tailormade just for you. Perhaps there’s a particular bird you’d like to look for or a part of North Wales you’d like to explore with us? Maybe this is a birthday gift for the special birdwatcher in your life?

Just let us know and we’d love to put together a daytrip that is perfect for you on a mutually convenient date. We can start and finish at a time to suit you, go at the pace that’s just right for you, have a long leisurely lunch or a lovely picnic beside a running mountain stream, whatever you prefer. Just let us know and we will tailormake it for you!

What is included?

  • Guiding by at least one and often two professional guides throughout the day
  • All entrance fees to reserves we visit
  • Use of our field guides to help with identification
  • Use of our top-of-the-range telescopes to help you enjoy the best views of the birds
  • Free loan of binoculars on the day if requested in advance
  • An individual checklist of the birds we encounter

What is not included?

  • Transport to and from our agreed meeting point
  • Any meals, drinks or snacks
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Tips
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 1  reviews
  1. Great Birding Experience with Great Guides
    Walter and Carol Muth07 May 2019







    We are enthusiastic birders but had never been in Wales. We arrived by ferry, our only equipment our binoculars. Alan and Ruth picked us up and soon we were seeing the birds we had always wished to see: the Orange-billed Chough! Not just a glimpse, but a pair of them doing their digging behavior! Alan and Ruth knew the perfect spots to visit so that we saw all sorts of birds. They had a 'scope for each of us, always focused on the bird we wanted to see. We stopped at the Conwy RSPB Center where there were great trails and a break for hot chocolate. Rocky cliffs and tidal estuary, warblers and seabirds, it was a wonderful day. We look forward to a return. Alan and Ruth's knowledge of the birds and birding sites, their attention to our interests and their kindness to us as first-time visitors to northern Wales all made us feel at home. Thank you, Alan and Ruth!

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Why book with Birdwatching Trips?

Alan Davies and Ruth Miller have been running their popular birding tours in North Wales as Birdwatching Trips for over ten years. Alan is born and bred here and has written the definitive guide on where to watch birds in North Wales so nobody knows the area for birdwatching better than him. Ruth is a member of North Wales Tour Guide Association and in addition to the birdwatching, she is able to additional guiding to the best historical and cultural sites this amazing part of the country has to offer. We make a donation to the North Wales Wildlife Trust for every guest joining our tours so by booking with Birdwatching Trips, you know that you are also supporting the conservation of the very birds you are enjoying.

Can you book accommodation for us prior to the start of the daytrip?

We are happy to help with suggestions for great places to stay in Llandudno before and after the trip. We can offer a door-to-door service on the day for anyone staying in accommodation in Llandudno.

Is the custom birdwatching daytrip just for one person?

We offer our custom birdwatching daytrips for just one person alone, or two people booking at the same time. If you would like to book a custom daytrip for a family or a group of up to a maximum of six people, please contact us for more details

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

1 Day

Price & Availability

GBP300 / per person
This tour is operated by: Birdwatching Trips
4.98 based on 10 reviews

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4.98 Based on 10 reviews

Tour Facts

  • Wales
  • Full Day Trip
  • Birds
  • 1 - 2 Guests
  • 18+ years
  • Leisurely
  • No