Back to Events

Birding Discovery Day - The Uplands 2020

The northern Yorkshire Dales are a wonderful place for birding. Distinctly different from rest of the National Park.

the lower valleys are dominated by traditional hay meadows whilst the tops are largely heather clad. The birdlife here is more diverse than the southern Dales and the rather bare Three Peaks uplands. In spring the calls of breeding waders fill the valleys with Curlew, Lapwing, Snipe and Redshank all present. On the high tops the distinctive plaintive whistle of the Golden Plover can be readily heard.

The sought after Black Grouse has its English southern stronghold here and we will search the moors and meadows for them. Its cousin the Red Grouse is the most abundant species here and they can be regularly seen displaying at the roadside.

Other key birds on this itinerary include summer visitors such as Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher whilst Dipper and Grey Wagtail frequent the fast flowing rivers. On the higher ground there is a chance of finding the elusive Merlin which still nests in the area.

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 uplands 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

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 Day - The Uplands 2020

John McLoughlin John is an experienced bird and wildlife tour leader. As well as the UK John has led tours as far afield as Mongolia and Tierra del Fuego. He is currently a principal leader with Bird Holidays Worldwide based in Yeadon, Leeds. You may also know him for his previous work with optics specialist In… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Fri 17th Apr - 8.30am 8 hours Noorth Yorkshire £60 5 Places remaining
Sat 2nd May - 8.30am 8 hours Noorth Yorkshire £60 6 Places remaining
Mon 18th May - 8.30am 8 hours Noorth Yorkshire £60 6 Places remaining
Sat 20th Jun - 8.30am 8 hours Noorth Yorkshire £60 6 Places remaining

Event Reviews

15 average rating based on 1 review

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