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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Barden Scale

This is my first late summer visit to Barden Moor. August is a special time in the valley leading up to Barden Scale as it is a well known migration route for birds. We’ll look for red grouse, stonechat, ring ouzel, snipe, lapwing and curlew. If there is time we’ll

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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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Nosterfield NR and Quarry

Enjoy a summer visit to the Ure Valley and visit both Nosterfield Nature Reserve and quarry. Look for returning yellow wagtail, waders and wildfowl and resident little and barn owl. We’ll also focus on dragonflies, butterflies and wildflowers. Price £35 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me

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Oakhill and Blacktoft, near Goole

A late summer visit to Oakhill Nature Reserve in Goole will hopefully give us the opportunity to check the pools and hedgerows on the east of the reserve for dragonflies and butterflies. RSPB Blacktoft Sands is the perfect place to find migrating wading birds on the reedbed edge. We’ll look for

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Kilnsea Wetlands and Spurn – Full

What could be better than a visit to Spurn and Kilnsea during autumn migration time? Perhaps a visit to Spurn and Kilnsea preceded by a bacon butty in Patrington? Birding heaven. We’ll check the lagoons, fields and hedgerows around Kilnsea Wetlands for migrating waders and passerines; spend some time sea-watching

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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 – FULL

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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