Leeds Swifts

Swift watching in Gledhow – Full

Learn about one of the UK’s most enigmatic bird species, the swift. You’ll be able to watch these amazing birds feeding chicks inside the nest, by way of webcams, and watch interesting behaviour outside the colony. Find out all about their nesting and migratory habits. Price This is a free

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Birdsong at Rodley Nature Reserve

On this special 4 hour private visit you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to learn birdsong and enjoy the species visiting the award winning Rodley Nature Reserve. We’ll focus on learning the songs of warblers and you’ll have the chance to learn the difference between sand martin, swallow, house martin and swift in

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Birdsong at Mickletown Ings

After optional breakfast from 9am at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll visit Mickletown Ings. Here we’ll listen to the songs of resident wetland, woodland and scrubland birds including blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, grasshopper warbler, whitethroat, lesser whitethroat, sedge and reed warbler. If we’re lucky we may also hear cuckoo. Learn the

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Birdsong at Rodley Nature Reserve – Full

Another special private visit to one of our favourite places. We’ll have Rodley Nature Reserve to ourselves again on what I hope will be a lovely spring evening. We’ll be focusing on resident and migrant bird song (Cetti’s warbler, grasshopper warbler, garden warbler, common and lesser whitethroat) and looking for kingfisher,

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Friends of Gallows Hill birdsong walk

Join me and the Friends of Gallows Hill in Otley for a wonderful birdsong walk. Learn the songs of blackcap, willow warbler, whitethroat, chiffchaff and many resident birds. We will also look for dipper, grey wagtail and kingfisher on the River Wharfe. Price Free walk – contact Friends of Gallows

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Skipwith Common and the Derwent Valley

Discover the wonderful heathland of Skipwith Common and the Lower Derwent Valley south of York. Target birds for the day will be woodlark, green woodpecker, tree sparrow and little owl. Price £25 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 8am at the Moor Allerton Centre on the

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Bird song 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 look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for kingfisher, goosander, sand martin, common sandpiper, chiffchaff, willow

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Birdsong at Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve

Tucked away between Kirkstall Road, the River Aire, the railway line and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal is the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve. This linear site provides a sheltered spot for birds such as bullfinch, chiffchaff, willow warbler and goldcrest and the river and weirs are home

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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

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Birdsong at Lindley Wood

Spend the morning in the stunning Washburn Valley looking and listening for pied and spotted flycatcher, redstart, whitethroat, garden warbler, common sandpiper, grey wagtail, dipper and goosander. Price: £30 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 08:00 at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer

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