Autumn Birdwatching And Wildlife Photography
- North and East Yorkshire
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.
Autumn migration brings thousands of birds to our coastine from Europe, Siberia and even further! August is the first month things start hotting up with waders increasing in numbers. Many birds such as Grey Plover and Black-tailed Godwit still in their beautiful summer plumage. Seabirds are on the move with Manx Shearwater and Arctic Skua sometimes joined by rarer birds such as the enigmatic Fea's Petrel.
The scenic East and North Yorkshire coast is also one of the best in the country for scarce songbirds. On our autumn trips we have a fairly good chance of seeing birds such as Barred Warbler, Red-backed Shrike and Yellow-browed Warbler. On the 2014 tour a rare Masked Shrike was seen at Spurn. Another fantastic day at Spurn in 2013 starred an amazing Great Snipe, while in 2012 the YCN birding tour found an Arctic Warbler at Flamborough!
October sees the arrival of our wonderful winter thrushes Redwing and Fieldfare this is also a great month for Short-eared Owls and occasionally Long-eared Owl. On the cliff top fields Snow Bunting and Lapland Bunting can often be found. Rare birds later in the autumn include the siberian sprite Pallas's Warbler.
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.
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. email@example.com
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 »
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 »