Dee Estuary Birdwatching Trip Throughout the Year
Come and join us for exciting birding any time of year on our Day of Dee Estuary Birding! We explore a range of habitats and locations on both the Welsh and English side of this huge estuary, visiting wide open marshes, saltmarsh and freshwater lagoons and some areas of damp woodland too. This gives us an excellent chance of encountering some scarce raptors along with huge numbers of wildfowl and waders which will be on their wintering grounds. Expect to see a lot of birds on this Dee Estuary Birding daytrip!
On this exciting daytrip packed with bird en mass, we will visit a variety of habitats both in North Wales and across the border in England, but don't worry, you won't need your passport! On both sides of the impressive Dee Estuary we will visit the best birdwatching locations to look for our target species. These may include flocks of wintering wildfowl such as Wigeon, Teal, and Pintail, waders including Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe and Golden Plover, and with luck, maybe a Whooper Swan or two. Looking up, we will scan the skies for raptors including Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Merlin. Other birds in this fascinating area may also include Stock Dove, Little Owl and Stonechat. Expect a lot of birds on this Dee Estuary Birding Daytrip!
We can meet you at our base in Llandudno or if you are coming from further east we can meet you on the Dee Estuary for our Birding Daytrip. We will spend the day visiting a number of different locations on the Dee Estuary so that you can experience the very best of Dee Estuary birding. This will include a visit to the vast Burton Marsh where we will set up our telescopes to scan for waders, wildfowl and raptors. We will also visit RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands for an up-close-and-personal experience with waders, wildfowl and more from the trails, screens and hides here. Depending on the time of year, we may also visit Parkgate to give ourselves another opportunity to scan the vast estuary for raptors, owls, waders and wildfowl - so much to enjoy on our Dee Estuary Birding Daytrip. As with all our Birdwatching Daytrips, we will stop for a snack cafe lunch along the way - we know how important it is to feed the inner birdwatcher so you can really enjoy yourself on your Dee Estuary Birding Daytrip with us.
Depending on the time of year, your Dee Estuary Birding highlights may include:
- A close encounter with a wonderful Short-eared Owl as it quarters the marshes
- Views of raptors hunting over the marshes including Peregrine, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Buzzard, Kestrel, Merlin and Hobby depending on the time of year
- Close views of engaging Avocet and Lapwing chicks at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
- The weird and wonderful noises and sights coming from the heronry at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
- Cattle Egrets, Great Egrets, Spoonbills and more!
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Alternative Tour Name: Waders, wildfowl and Raptors Galore! Guided Birdwatching on the Dee Estuary