Migration at Saltholme and Teesside

Birds are on the move again and our autumn migrants are flooding in from their northern breeding grounds. A great stopping-off area for migrating birds is Teesside and it has lots of places around its industrial landscape to watch birds. Venues will be chosen according to recent sightings but these

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North Cave and Blacktoft

A change to the initial tour planned for this day due to flood alleviation work being carried out at Paull Holme Strays. Instead we’ll spend the first half of the day at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s North Cave Wetlands (with the option of a bacon butty at the start) then we’ll

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Bird calls at Woodlesford Lock

After optional breakfast from 09:00 we’ll head up to Woodlesford Lock for a couple of hours of birding. The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to listen for bird communication calls in the woodland and surrounding scruband and look for birds on the river and canal. Species

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Bird songs and calls – Breary Marsh

The late summer months are a quiet time for birdsong but a good time to start learning the songs of robin and wren. Listen for communication calls from great tit, mistle thrush, goldcrest, nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker and treecreeper and explore the surrounding habitat for other species. Price £15 per

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RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

Breakfast birding is back! After optional breakfast from Rivers Meet Cafe at 9am we’ll head off to St Aidan’s from Methley. Spend a couple of hours birding around the reedbeds, lagoons and ridge and furrow and learn the difference between sand martin, house martin, swallow and swift. Wader migration will be

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Roundhay Park from the Lido

Join me for a guided walk along Waterloo Lake at Roundhay Park and adjoining woodland. Target birds are nuthatch, treecreeper, great spotted woodpecker, willow tit, stock dove and lesser spotted woodpecker. We’ll also look for migrating waders and wagtails, early autumn wildfowl and migrating swallows and martins. Price £15 per

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Talk: Leeds and its birds

Take a virtual trip around Leeds and learn about the birds that can be seen throughout the year. You’ll find out about some little known areas for birdwatching and will hopefully be amazed to find out how many species have been recorded in Leeds. This talk is given to the

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Bird calls – Adel Dam

The late summer months are a quiet time for birdsong but a good time to start learning bird calls. In September we will be able to hear communication calls from tits, finches thrushes, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, treecreeper and goldcrest. With luck we may also be able to see house

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Fewston Reservoir – Full

This is my first late-summer visit to Fewston Reservoir in the Washburn Valley. On this 4 hour circular walk, we’ll explore the woodland, farmland and water for migrating birds. We’ll look for arriving water birds such as teal, fledgling waders on the farmland and passerines such as juvenile warblers, siskin,

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Fairburn Ings from Lin Dyke

A late-summer evening at this popular RSPB reserve. We’ll look for this year’s fledgling spoonbills, eclipsed ducks, migrating waders and practise identification of swallows and martins before they leave for Africa. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 18:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on

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