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Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds 2022

  • North Yorkshire Forest

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 Turtle Dove, Tree Pipit, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper, Common Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit.

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

YCN will make a 10% donation to RSPB Raptor Investigations Work from the income of this trip. Your booking makes a real difference for wildlife! 

These exclusive one-day tours are designed for everyone - from beginners to the more experienced – who'd like be part of small (maximum of four) group tour, creating a real 'team' adventure.

What you can expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days 2022:

  • A small group creates constant, great opportunities to interact with your guide
  • Professional, local expert guide with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • A fun-packed day; exciting locations, tuition, opportunities for photography and of course great birds!
  • A free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist


Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds 2022

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 »


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Margaret Boyd BSc PGCE YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science , Post Graduate Certificate in Education Margaret has been a keen birder from an early age, growing up in the Ribble Valley, in Lancashire. At a younger age Margaret spent most of her time out in the… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Sat 19th Feb - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sat 26th Feb - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Fri 4th Mar - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sat 12th Mar - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Fri 15th Apr - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sat 16th Apr - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sat 23rd Apr - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 5 Places remaining
Fri 13th May - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 0 Places remaining
Sat 14th May - 8.30am 8 hours North Yorkshire Forests Group £60 4 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 photos Read Full Review »