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Upper Teesdale


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Register June 20, 2017 8:00 am June 20, 2017 4:30 pm UTC Upper Teesdale

Upper Teesdale One of my most favourite annual trips taking in the stunning scenery of the River Tees and its surrounding moorland. We’ll look for redstart, willow warbler, siskin, redpoll and spotted flycatchers along the wooded rivers and streams and dipper, grey wagtail and common sandpiper on the tumbling water. Black and red grouse can be seen on the moorland with breeding waders such as golden plover, lapwing and redshank. Not to be missed! Price: £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. Facilities are available at the Bowlees Centre. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear You may need to wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings) depending on the weather. Bring a fleece and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots, scarf, gloves, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Bowlees, Newbiggin in Teesdale DL12 0XF linda@startbirding.co.uk

Upper Teesdale

Tuesday 20 June (Full day)

One of my most favourite annual trips taking in the stunning scenery of the River Tees and its surrounding moorland. We’ll look for redstart, willow warbler, siskin, redpoll and spotted flycatchers along the wooded rivers and streams and dipper, grey wagtail and common sandpiper on the tumbling water. Black and red grouse can be seen on the moorland with breeding waders such as golden plover, lapwing and redshank. Not to be missed!

Price: £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required).

Transport available

Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. Facilities are available at the Bowlees Centre.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

You may need to wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings) depending on the weather. Bring a fleece and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots, scarf, gloves, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.