Lower Aire Valley half day tour

This is a chance to see the highlights of the Lower Aire Valley between Leeds and Castleford. You’ll visit RSPB St Aidan’s and RSPB Fairburn Ings to look for some of the best breeding birds in the UK such as bittern, bearded tit, black-necked grebe and spoonbill. Price £30 including refreshments

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Breakfast reedbed watch at St Aidan’s

Our breakfast club takes a different approach to birding today. Instead of starting with breakfast then birding for a couple of hours, we’ll take a breakfast picnic (weather permitting) and sit around the reedbeds to look for bittern and bearded tit. Learn the difference between sand martin, house martin, swallow

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Rodley Nature Reserve – special private visit

On this special 4 hour private visit you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to walk around the award winning Rodley Nature Reserve reserve without the crowds. You’ll learn the songs of the remaining breeding songbirds and you’ll have the chance to learn the difference between sand martin, swallow, house martin and swift in

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Autumn migration: leavers and stayers

This 2 hour indoor class explores the miracle of autumn migration. You’ll learn about how and why birds migrate at this time of year, the birds that are leaving the UK and the species that will be arriving over the coming weeks. Price £15 per person . Transport No transport. Meet

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St Aidan’s from Mickletown – evening walk

Join me for an evening walk around Mickletown Ings leading onto St.Aidan’s nature reserve, one of the best birdwatching areas in Leeds. We’ll be looking for common tern, reed warbler, sedge warbler, reed bunting and hope we catch a glimpse of long-eared owl. You’ll also have a chance to practise identifying eclipsed

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St Aidan’s from Methley – evening walk

Take a leisurely walk around St.Aidan’s nature reserve, one of the best birdwatching areas in Leeds. We’ll be looking for bittern, black-necked grebe, bearded tit, common tern and the first of our early autumn migrants. You’ll also have a chance to practise identifying eclipsed ducks. Price £15 per person including refreshments.

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Tools of the Trade – beginners class

Get started on the road to being a better birdwatcher with this 2 hour focused session on binoculars and field guides. I’ll teach you how to get the best out of your binoculars and/or how to choose the right binoculars for you. By the end of the session you’ll know

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Yorkshire Day at Fairburn Ings

A mid-summer evening at this popular RSPB reserve to celebrate Yorkshire Day. We’ll focus on singing warbler species and look for wetland species in the pools and lagoons including newly fledged spoonbill. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 18:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre

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Yorkshire Day at YWT Staveley

Celebrate Yorkshire Day and adorn yourself with white roses at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Staveley Nature Reserve. We’ll look for wildlife and wildflowers on the reserve including otter, water rail, barn owl, marsh tit, willow tit, dragonflies, butterflies and orchids. Price £30 per person including refreshments. Bring food, white roses optional! Transport available My minibus will set

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Winter in North Norfolk

My 3 day early winter tour to North Norfolk is back at its regular slot in November. Wrap up warm and join me for a winter wildfowl and wader spectacular. We’ll visit the best birdwatching sites in the area with venues such as RSPB Titchwell, RSPB Snetisham, NWT Cley, Holkham

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