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Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds 2021

  • 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 Nightjar, European Turtle Dove, Tree Pipit, Common Redstart, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Flycatcher, Dipper, Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail.

Please download our ‘What to Expect from Each Season’ to see more details and which birds you may see on your trip.

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! 

What Can You Expect on one of our Birding Discovery Days:

  • Small group with plenty of opportunities to interact with your guide
  • Transport for the whole day (Covid-19 changes may apply)
  • Professional and local expert guides with a lifetime of birding knowledge in Yorkshire
  • A fun day packed with exciting locations, tuition, opportunities for photography and of course great birds!
  • A free Yorkshire Wildlife Checklist


Birding Discovery Day - Forest And River Birds 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 »

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