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Spring Birdwatching And Wildlife Photography 2017

  • North and East Yorkshire

Spring Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography - 18th to 20th May 2017

Based at Highfield Farm, this 2.5-day tour focuses on the wonderful diversity of bird species in East and North Yorkshire. Over 100 species of bird are possible.

Spring is a fantastic time for arriving songbirds and breeding waders. In the forests and moorland Redstarts, Whinchats, Ring Ouzels and Pied Flycatchers can be seen along with the majestic Northern Goshawk. Nearby nesting Golden Plover, Lapwing, Curlew and Snipe flourish amongst the heather and mosses of the beautiful North York Moors National Park

On Flamborough Headland the Puffins, Razorbills, Guillemots, Kittiwakes, Shags and Gannets have arrived back to nest in their thousands providing fantastic photographic opportunities.

Nearby at Top Hill Low nature reserve spring is a great time to watch fantastic birds such as Barn Owls amongst the many newly arrived wetland warblers such as Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and Cettis Warbler

This wonderful combination of forests, moorland and towering sea cliffs provides a great birdwatching and photography destination. 

YCN expert guides Steve Race and Richard Baines will work hard to ensure you have memorable experiences. Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers. 

Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food. 

Level: Beginners and intermediate

Places: Up to 8

Leaders Steve Race and Richard Baines

Price: £385.00/person. Reduction available for double occupancy. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR ROOM SHARING PRICE BEFORE BOOKING  

What’s included: Full board for the 2.5 day tour with two nights' accommodation, transport and guiding. A tour itinerary can be downloaded at the link to the left.

To Book: Please ring Richard Baines on 0121 4598120 or 07747753260. 

Queries: Contact Yorkshire Coast Nature. richard.baines@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk 


Spring Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography 2017

Steve Race is our lead photographer at Yorkshire Coast Nature. From his start with a film camera in the early eighties right up to the digital era of today, Steve has acquired a great eye for wildlife photography. His passion for the natural world shines through on his workshops and tours with… Read More »


Spring Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography 2017

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