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Spurn Birding Holiday - Autumn Migrants 2024

  • Spurn/Kilnsea

Spurn is one of the top Bird Observatories in the UK for bird migration. The unique long, narrow hook of Spurn at the southern end of the Holderness coastline encourages birds to follow the narrow peninsular concentrating numbers of birds in a relatively small area.

A great place for finding and studying common migrants from Scandinavian thrushes to terns and wildfowl. Spurn is also one of the top sites in the UK for rare and scarce birds. In the last five years our YCN trips to Spurn have encountered Masked Shrike, Olive-backed Pipit, Great Grey Shrike, Long-billed Dowitcher and Siberian Accentor

Adjacent to the peninsular is the vast Humber Estuary, home in autumn and winter to hundreds of thousands of waders such as Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew and grey Plover. These fantastic flocks make impressive viewing on the mudflats and saltmarsh as they create wonder murmirations over the mudflats.

YCN make a large donation to Spurn Bird Observatory every year from the profits of our trips. To see how your trip makes a difference Click Here

Full board accommodation and meals are provided by Westmere Farm in Kilnsea and The Crown and Anchor pub. 

Dates: August 26th - 30th. October 14th - 18th and October 28th - November 1st 2024

Level: Beginners and intermediate

Places: Up to 8

Leaders Richard Baines 

Price: £595.00/person for a shared room. An additional £75 for single occupancy 

What’s included: Full board for the 5 day tour with four nights' accommodation, and one expert guide.

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


Spurn Birding Holiday - Autumn Migrants 2024

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 »


Spurn Birding Holiday - Autumn Migrants 2024

John McLoughlin BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: BSc Hons Ecology John, better known as "Johnny Mac", is an experienced bird and wildlife tour leader. Born in Doncaster, he has had a life-long love of nature.  He was inspired early in life whilst witnessing a pair of displaying Great… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Mon 26th Aug - 1.00pm 5 days Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £595 2 Places remaining
Mon 14th Oct - 1.00pm 5 days Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £595 5 Places remaining
Mon 28th Oct - 1.00pm 5 days Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £595 7 Places remaining

Event Reviews

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Just returned from a wonderful 5-day trip to Spurn with Yorkshire Coast Nature. The two leaders, Richard Baines and Mark James Pearson were... Read Full Review »

What a brilliant trip! I cant tell you how much I enjoyed the entire week. It’s the first time I’ve had what felt like total immersion in... Read Full Review »