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Yorkshire Birding Discovery Days

  • North and East Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Coast and Forests, Moors and Wolds, are amazing places for birdwatching. With resident species and migrants  from far and wide across the globe you never quite know what the day has in store.

These one-day tours are designed for anyone, from beginners to the more experienced, who wishes to join an enthusiastic small group tour where they will feel part of a team. YCN leaders are local expert birders with knowledge of the best birds to see on each day, with up-to-the-minute local info from all of our associates.

Each tour will focus on not only seeing and finding the best species on offer but also learning about identification, habitat, life cycle and much more in a relaxed and fun environment.

For 2017 we have chosen key dates when we will be concentrating on birding the North and East Yorkshire Coast, Moors and Forests. Most of our tours will start at Seamer Train Station, an excellent link to public transport. The Monday-Saturday dates link with train arrivals from York, Leeds and Hull (we advise checking timetables for changes however) so those who wish to can save on driving and reduce their carbon footprint!

On the tour we use YCN's own transport, enabling us to accommodate many different abilities and ages and also to give everyone the luxury of a day's birding without the stress of driving.

In 2017 our YCN birding tours were a real success with some fantastic species seen and found: In winter; Short-eared Owl, Mediterranean Gulls, Purple Sandpiper, Great Grey Shrike, Black-throated, Red-throated and Great Northern Diver. All year round Crossbill and Northern Goshawk, Spring and summer; Honey Buzzard, Pied Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel, Wryneck and in autumn many migrants such as Yellow-browed Warbler were just some of our highlights. 

Places: up to 6

Leaders Richard Baines and Margaret Boyd (two leaders for 6 clients)

Price £55.00

What’s included: Transport and guiding. 


Yorkshire Birding Discovery Days

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 »


Yorkshire Birding Discovery Days

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
Sat 6th Jan - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 4 Places remaining
Fri 12th Jan - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 4 Places remaining
Sun 8th Apr - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 4 Places remaining
Fri 20th Apr - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 3 Places remaining
Sat 21st Apr - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 1 Places remaining
Fri 27th Apr - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 4 Places remaining
Fri 4th May - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 3 Places remaining
Sat 5th May - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 4 Places remaining
Sat 12th May - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 3 Places remaining
Sat 19th May - 8.30am 1 day North and East Yorkshire Group £55.00 2 Places remaining