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Nightjar Evening Safari in North Yorkshire, England
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Nightjar Evening Safari in North Yorkshire, England

Join us on an evening’s safari in search for the awe-inspiring European Nightjar!

These incredible birds are famed for their churring love call, wing clapping and aerobatic courtship dance which is mesmeric to watch.

Arriving from their wintering grounds in Africa, they return to the UK to breed in May, staying until September. It just so happens The Great North Yorkshire forests in the North York Moors National Park are their favoured summer location!

"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." - Janet Sykes.

The sympathetic management of the forests creates great habitat for these birds. There’s a combination of heath, open woodland clearings and standing dead wood, offering prime nesting sites, singing posts, shelter and insect life to feed on – ideal for Nightjars.

To add to this excitement, these special evenings start one hour before dusk so you may see other birds such as Tree Pipit, Woodcock, Turtle Dove and Goshawk too.

One thing is for sure, you’ll be in the thick of the action! Our expert, local guides know where to go so you’ll get the best possible experience. They’ll be on hand to answer all of your questions as well.

Our small group size mean you’ll have ample opportunity to learn about all these bird species, take photographs and travel at a more leisurely pace. We welcome anyone from beginners to the more experienced, which when in a small group, feels like you’re part of a team.

These are incredible evenings not to be missed!

Highlights

You may see these bird species:

Nightjar, Goshawk, Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Turtle Dove, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Crossbill, Siskin, Willow Warbler, Redstart

  • Visit the beautiful Great Yorkshire Forest with its abundant birdlife
  • Being taken to the thick of the birding action!
  • Professional, local expert guide with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • A small group, creating great opportunities to interact with your guide
  • Beginners are very welcome too!
  • A full day out with lots of opportunities for photography - a great take-home souvenir!
  • An interactive and free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist so you tick things off as you go


                                                
Day 1
Evening

We’ll start our day at 1945 and aim to finish around 2230.

The meeting area is usually within 10 miles of Scarborough. But the precise place may change from year to year depending on where is best to see Nightjars after they arrive in May. We will therefore let everyone know closer to the time of your booking.

Other joining instructions will be given when you book.

Wildlife species you may see:

European Nightjar, Northern Goshawk, Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl, European Turtle Dove, Eurasian Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Common Crossbill, Siskin, Willow Warbler, Common Redstart

What is included?

  • You may see:Goshawk, Common Buzzard, Tawny Owl, Turtle Dove, Woodcock, Tree Pipit, Crossbill, Siskin, Willow Warbler, Redstart
  • Find and learn all about Nightjars – priceless!
  • Being taken to the thick of the birding action so you don’t need to do the research
  • Visit beautiful North Yorkshire forests
  • Professional, local expert guide with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • Plenty of opportunities for photography - a great take-home souvenir!
  • An interactive and free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist so you tick things off as you go

What is not included?

  • Food and drink
  • Entrance fees
  • Parking fees
  • Transport not included
Wildlife Reviews
5 stars
- based on 2  reviews
  1. Photography wildlife taster
    Hugo Charlton-Jones17 Jul 2018
    5
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    It was great learned a loads about my Camera How to use it and to get the best photos
  2. Market Bosworth Wildlife Group Tour to Yorkshire
    Janet Sykes23 Jun 2017
    5
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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.

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What to bring?

Food and drink, warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear, binoculars* (a telescope is useful but not essential). *Please note you can hire binoculars for £5 per session. Bookable in advance only

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.

The small print: wildlife sightings, booking amendments and cancellations

Yorkshire Coast Nature cannot guarantee specific wildlife sightings as nature is unpredictable. Changes to booking dates can only be made at least 28 days in advance of your booking. This allows us an opportunity to fill your place. Cancellations and amendments within 28 days of your booked tour date are non-refundable.

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This tour is operated by: Yorkshire Coast Nature
4.98 based on 10 reviews

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Tour Facts

  • North of Scarborough, North Yorkshire
  • Set Departure
  • Half Day Trip
  • Birds
  • Up to 8
  • 3 hours
  • May to July
  • +8 years
  • Leisurely
  • No
  • English