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Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 2021

  • North Yorkshire Forest

Join us on a safari with a difference as we go on the search for the incredible elusive 'Nightjar'.

This nocturnal bird is famed for its churring love call and aerobatic courtship dance. Nightjars have made the North Yorkshire’s forests their key summer stronghold in northern Britain.

The managment of both areas creates key habitat for Nightjars with heath and open woodland clearings. these areas provide an ideal ground nesting environment, offering shelter and insect life to feed on.

Nightjars migrate to Britain from Africa and return thereafter rearing their chicks. They arrive in the north of England in May and leave in early September. 

on these evenings we start the walk approximately one hour before dusk. This gives us the opportunity to search for other birds such as Tree Pipit, Woodcock, Turtle Dove and Goshawk. On booking you will receive information on where we will meet and details regarding the Nightjar safari.

The meeting area is usually within 10 miles of Scarborough. But the precise place may change from year to year depending on where is best to see the Nightjars and we dont know this until they arrive back from Africa in May.

Nightjar Safaris North York Moors National Park 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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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 »

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I had the fortune to attend a Yorkshire Coast Nature 'Nightjar Safari' July 2019 - as ever the guidance and location knowledge was absolutely... Read Full Review »