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2021 Winter Birding And Wildlife Photography

  • East and North Yorkshire
  • from £435 (see pricing table below)

Winter in East and North Yorkshire is a great time for many birds from wildfowl and waders to gulls and songbirds.

Highfield Farm close to Driffield is ideally placed as a base to explore great winter sites such as Top Hill LowThe Lower Derwent Valley and Hornsea Mere which is Yorkshires largest freshwater lake and is one of the best places in our county for winter wildfowl from Slavonian Grebe to Goldeneye. White-winged Gulls are also often seen on the coast with Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull regularly found. 

On the northern coasts there are great sites for Purple Sandpiper and Mediterranean Gull. Nearby in Scarborough Harbour divers such as Red-throated, Great Northern and Black-throated and Little Auks often shelter from the rough sea. This is also a great area for Kingfishers in the winter. Surprises often turn up with Black-necked Grebes and an American Wigeon all found along the Yorkshire Coast in previous years.

YCN expert guides Steve Race and Richard Baines will work hard to ensure you have memorable experiences. Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers. 

Accommodation and meals are provided by four star Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food.

Dates: February 11th - 13th 2021 

Level: Beginners and Intermediate

Places: Up to 9

Leaders: Steve Race and Richard Baines

Price: £435.00/person. Reduction available for double occupancy. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR ROOM SHARING PRICE BEFORE BOOKING.  

What’s included: Full board for the 2.5 day tour with two nights' accommodation, transport and guiding. A tour itinerary can be downloaded at the link to the left.

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 Richard Baines a call on 07747 753260 or email to

2021 Winter Birding And Wildlife Photography

Steve Race YCN role:  Company Director and Pro Wildlife Photographer/Wildlife Guide Awards:  2013 - “Commended” in the “Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards”. 2013 - “Commended” in the “Big Picture USA – Natural World Photography Competition”. 2013 -... Read More

2021 Winter Birding And Wildlife Photography

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 Profile:... Read More

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