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Birding Discovery Days - Forest And River Birds

  • North and East Yorkshire

The Great Yorkshire Forest is one of the few areas of large landscapes in England we can truly call a forest. Habitat networks link the landscape over 30 miles in extent between Scarborough and Sutton Bank in the west. The area is a complex mosaic of ancient woodland, semi-natural woodland, mixed woodland and commercial forest, all set within the beautiful North York Moors National Park. There are four main forest areas; Broxa, Langdale, Dalby and Cropton. Within and around the edges of the forest are many beautiful and historic North Yorkshire villages.

Key Birds: Northern Goshawk, European Honey Buzzard, Common Crossbill, European Nightjar, European Turtle Dove, Tree Pipit, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail.

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 in the forest we will tailor the trip to a combination of group requests, weather conditions and the best birds around at the time. Meeting and drop off Crossgates Train Station, Seamer near Scarborough YO12 4LT

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 - Forest and River 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 - Forest and River 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 2nd Aug - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Group £60 1 Places remaining
Sat 3rd Aug - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Group £60 5 Places remaining

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