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!
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