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Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2024

  • Spurn/Kilnsea

Spurn is one of the best Bird Observatories in the entire UK for bird migration. Its unique combination of geography, habitat and location combine to attract, 'funnel' and concentrate migratory birds in a small, bird-rich area – the stuff of dreams!

At Spurn, you're literally surrounded by productive habitats, teaming with birds – from tiny Goldcrests and Yellow-browed Warblers to breathtaking, vocal flocks of Whooper Swans and arctic geese; from squadrons of Scandinavian Redwings, Fieldfares and Bramblings to Long-eared and Short-eared Owls arriving in off the North Sea; to Merlins, Peregrines and harriers patrolling the area for lunch; and in spring, there's nowhere like Spurn for continental 'overshoots', including Bee-eatersGolden Orioles and even rare swifts....

… not forgetting the incredible spectacles of wading birds right by us on the Humber Estuary – hundreds of thousands of shorebirds such as Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew and Grey Plover (to name a few). And then there's the real chance of rarities – in recent years, our YCN trips here have enjoyed Bee-eatersPallas's Warbler, Two-barred Warbler, Masked Shrike, Dusky Warbler, Long-billed Dowitcher and many more!

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

What you can expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days 2024:

  • 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

Leaders; Mark Pearson; May and both October/November weeks. Richard Baines; August week

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


Birding Discovery Day - Spurn Migrants 2024

Mark Pearson BSc Hons YCN role: Birding/Wildlife Guide Qualifications: Higher National Diploma in Ornithology, BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science Personal Profile: Mark is an obsessive Yorkshire coast birder and naturalist whose roles include wildlife guide, ecologist, speaker, writer and educator. He… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Mon 27th May - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 0 Places remaining
Tue 28th May - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 0 Places remaining
Wed 29th May - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 0 Places remaining
Thu 30th May - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 0 Places remaining
Fri 31st May - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 1 Places remaining
Mon 26th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Tue 27th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Wed 28th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Thu 29th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Fri 30th Aug - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 3 Places remaining
Mon 14th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 1 Places remaining
Tue 15th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 3 Places remaining
Wed 16th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 3 Places remaining
Thu 17th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 3 Places remaining
Fri 18th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Mon 28th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Tue 29th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Wed 30th Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining
Thu 31st Oct - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 4 Places remaining
Fri 1st Nov - 8.30am 8 hours Spurn and the Humber Estuary Group £60 5 Places remaining

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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 »