North Wales Birding Tours throughout the Year
This is a 5-day Best of North Wales Birding Tour is a relaxed pace set departure tour, custom tours available on request. We run this birdwatching tour in North Wales all year with each season offering different but equally exciting birds. Expect to see over 100 species of bird on this trip and mammals including the Atlantic grey seal, harbour porpoise and perhaps a red squirrel.
"From arriving at the Princes Arms Hotel I was made welcome by Alan and Ruth and immediately Alan had me watching a goshawk soaring over the Conwy Valley through his scope from the hotel car park. With their expert local knowledge Alan and Ruth made the five days full of birds every day visiting a range of sites from Anglesey in the west to the black-grouse moors in the east. A total of 125 birds see on a memorable trip. With the excellent meals at the Princes Arms Hotel and travelling with a friendly well-led group I will be returning again very soon. With out hesitation I give this trip 5 stars." -Ray Burgess.
Specialist Target Birds on our Best of North Wales Birding Tour
Particular specialist targets in season for this North Wales birding holiday include Red-billed Chough, Black Grouse, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Goshawk, Hen Harrier, Pied Flycatcher, Wood Warbler, Common Redstart, Hawfinch, Dipper and Crossbill. We can offer you a wide range of birds in any month of the year.
Best of North Wales Scenery
North Wales is incredibly varied in terms of landscape and habitat so lots to explore on our North Wales Birdwatching Trip – 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 on our birding holiday in North Wales as we enjoy this stunning variety that few other areas can match.
Best Birdwatching in North Wales in every season
And this variety of habitat means lots of birds at any time of year. Come and join us for an early spring birdwatching break in North Wales 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 holidays for birdwatching in North Wales 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.
Autumn is another exciting season to enjoy migration on our special small group guided birdwatching tour in North Wales 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 on our birding breaks 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 holiday for birdwatchers 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 Birdwatching Trips in North Wales 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. Please note that on our September 2020 tour, with your safety and Covid security in mind, we will only be taking a maximum of two guests on the trip.
Your Guides on this Best of North Wales Birding 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 watching birds and conservation and we want to share our passion with you too. We have run our popular guided birdwatching holidays for over twelve 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 trip with us.
Best of North Wales Birding Tour Top Seasonal Highlights include:
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
We are certified 'Good to Go' by VisitWales.
Please note: this set-departure tour is also available as a private or custom tour on request. Please submit an enquiry with your preferred dates and group size (maximum six participants)
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Alternative Tour Name: Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trip