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Autumn Birding And Wildlife Photography 2021

  • East and North Yorkshire

Autumn Birding and Wildlife Photography 2021

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. 

Dates: October 21st - 23rd 2021

Level: Beginners and intermediate

Places: Up to 10

Leaders Steve Race and Richard Baines

Price: £435.00/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 use the booking facility below, complete the booking form and we will then get in touch with you to finalise the booking. Any queries please give YCN a call on 07747753260.

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


Autumn Birding And Wildlife Photography 2021

Steve Race YCN role:  Company Director and Pro Wildlife Photographer/Wildlife Guide Awards:  2013 - “Commended” in the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards”. 2013 - “Commended” in the “Big Picture USA – Natural World Photography… Read More »


Autumn Birding And Wildlife Photography 2021

Richard Baines PGdip MCIEEM YCN role: Company Director and Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: National Diploma Land Use and Recreation, Post Graduate Diploma Environmental Conservation Profession al Membership: Member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) Personal… Read More »

Date & Time Location Type Price Availability
Thu 21st Oct - 1.00pm East and North Yorkshire £435 10 Places remaining

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