North Wales Birdwatching Tours throughout the Year
Our 5-day Birdwatching Tour in North Wales run all year, with each season offering exciting birds. Particular specialities for this region include Red-billed Chough, Black Grouse, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Goshawk, Hen Harrier, Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Common Redstart, Hawfinch, Dipper and Crossbill, but we can offer you a wide range of birds in any month of the year.
North Wales is incredibly varied in terms of landscape and habitat – everything ranging from the dramatic mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, beautiful seacliffs contrasting with wide sandy beaches on Anglesey, ancient oak woodlands and coniferous forests in the Conwy Valley, freshwater lakes and brackish lagoons, mountain streams and expansive estuaries. And all packed into a compact area so we can minimise the time driving and maximise our time out on foot enjoying this stunning variety that few other areas can match.
And this variety of habitat means lots of birds at any time of year. Come and join us for an early spring break when we look for birds such as waders and wildfowl that have spent the winter here while early migrants will be starting to arrive. Our summer tours are perfectly timed to enjoy the best of the busy breeding season when our special resident birds are joined by migrant species that breed here in North Wales. Autumn is another exciting season to enjoy migration with lots of birds on the move when anything can and does turn up, so expect the unexpected is the watchword at this time of year. And the winter months also have a lot to offer as we look for waders, ducks, geese, wild swans and more that seek out our mild winter climate.
Our base for our Best of North Wales Birding Tours is a delightful country hotel based in the Conwy valley, where you can be sure of a warm welcome, an extremely comfortable en suite room (with no single room supplement!) and delicious meals celebrating our local Welsh produce. Overlooking the beautiful River Conwy, our birding starts right from your hotel!
We want you to have the best possible experience on all our birding tours with Birdwatching Trips. You can be sure of the highest levels of customer service and personal attention with both Alan and Ruth guiding all the tours and a maximum of six guests on the trip. We always take our time to enjoy every bird we encounter and allow time for photographs as we go too. Both former senior managers at the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), we are passionate about birds, birdwatching and conservation and we want to share our passion with you too. We have run our popular tours for over ten years so we know how to make sure that you enjoy the best possible views of all the birds we encounter and we’re always on hand to ensure you have the perfect holiday with us.
Top Seasonal Highlights:
Early spring – witness the incredible display of Black Grouse at the lek, one of Britain’s most astonishing bird spectacles
Summer – visiting the busy seabird colonies on Anglesey where we enjoy the hustle and bustle of Guillemots, Razorbills, Puffins, Kittiwakes, Sandwich Terns, Arctic Terns and Common Terns rearing the next generation
Autumn – a fantastic mix of birds passing through with the possibility of iconic migrants at any point, will the next bird be a Lapland Bunting, Dotterel, or Yellow-browed Warbler, or in the right conditions a huge passage of seabirds including skuas and Leach’s Petrels
Winter – the sight of Great Northern Divers, Red-throated Divers and Slavonian Grebes just offshore, plus huge flocks of Common Scoter which often contain rarities
Alternative Tour Name: Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trip