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Birding Discovery Days - Coastal Birds

  • North and East Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Coast is one of the best areas of the UK for birding. Three Bird Observatories; Spurn, Flamborough and Filey, more than any other county, add to that the rugged and spectacular Jurassic Coast of the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) then you have a real winning combination. Using our up to the minute information from many contacts on the coast we will tailor the trip to a combination of your requests, weather conditions and the best birds around.

Key Birds: 200,000 seabirds including Atlantic Puffins and the largest Northern Gannet colony in England. Migrants include thousands of songbirds in autumn often creating spectacular ‘fall’ conditions. Almost any migrants can turn up including Snow Bunting, Lapland Bunting, Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl, Yellow-browed Warbler, Great Grey Shrike. Winter is great for Red-throated Divers, Great Northern Divers and sea duck and expect the unexpected such as the Desert Wheatear which graced Whitby in 2018.

Please download our ‘What to Expect from Each Season’ to see more details and which birds you may see on your trip.

These one-day tours are designed for anyone, from beginners to the more experienced, who wish to join an enthusiastic small group tour where they will feel part of a team. Using our up to the minute information from our many contacts on the coast we will tailor the trip to a combination of group requests, weather conditions and the best birds around at the time.

What Can You Expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days:

  • Professional expert guides with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • Transport for the duration of the tour with pick-up and drop off from central locations linked with public transport
  • A fun day packed with exciting locations, tuition, opportunities for photography and of course great birds!
  • A free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist


Birding Discovery Days - Coastal Birds

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Wildlife Guide and in Nature Conservation for over 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly… Read More »


Birding Discovery Days - Coastal Birds

Margaret Boyd Margaret has been a keen birder from an early age, growing up in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire. She has lived in East Yorkshire for the past 25 years and has gained excellent knowledge of the local birding sites. She is an experienced teacher both in the classroom and in the outdoor environment;… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Fri 25th Jan - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 5 Places remaining
Sat 26th Jan - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 1st Feb - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 2nd Feb - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 20th Apr - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 3rd May - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 24th May - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 31st May - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 9th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 30th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 31st Aug - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 13th Sep - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 14th Sep - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 11th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 12th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 18th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 19th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Fri 1st Nov - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 2nd Nov - 8.30am 8 hours North & East Yorkshire Group £60 6 Places remaining

Event Reviews

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A great day out, I learnt a lot about identification, fieldcraft and got some stunning photosRead Full Review »