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Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2021

  • Spurn/Kilnsea

Spurn is one of the top Bird Observatories in the UK for bird migration. The unique long, narrow hook of Spurn at the southern end of the Holderness coastline encourages birds to follow the narrow peninsular concentrating numbers of birds in a relatively small area.

A great place for finding and studying common migrants from Scandinavian; thrushes, terns, waders and wildfowl . Spurn is also one of the top sites in the UK for rare and scarce birds. In the last five years our YCN trips to Spurn have encountered Masked Shrike, Olive-backed Pipit, Great Grey Shrike, Long-billed Dowitcher and Siberian Accentor

Adjacent to the peninsular is the vast Humber Estuary, home in autumn and winter to hundreds of thousands of waders such as Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Eurasian Curlew and Grey Plover. These fantastic flocks make impressive viewing on the mudflats and saltmarsh as they create wonder murmirations over the mudflats.

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. 

What Can You Expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days 2021:

  • Small group of 5 creates a great opportunity to interact with your guide
  • Professional and local expert guide with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • A fun packed day; exciting locations, tuition, opportunities for photography and of course great birds!
  • A free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist

YCN make a large donation to Spurn Bird Observatory every year from the profits of our trips. To see how your trip makes a difference Click Here


Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2021

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »

Date & Time Location Type Price Availability
Mon 18th Oct - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Tue 19th Oct - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Wed 20th Oct - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Thu 21st Oct - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Fri 22nd Oct - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Mon 1st Nov - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Tue 2nd Nov - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Wed 3rd Nov - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Thu 4th Nov - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Fri 5th Nov - 8.30am Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining

Event Reviews

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Had a fabulous day with Mark last Friday at Flamborough. Saw Siberian Chiffchaff and Dusky Warbler, both first timers for me. I can thoroughly... Read Full Review »