Bolton Abbey and Barden Scale

I always look forward to my annual visit to beautiful Bolton Abbey with its dramatic views of the River Wharfe. Here we will look for pied and spotted flycatcher, redstart and wood warbler in the woodland and common sandpiper, kingfisher, grey wagtail, dipper and goosander on the river. We’ll then

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RSPB St Aidan’s from Methley

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. Learn the difference between sand martin, house martin, swallow and swift and listen out for booming bittern. We’ll also look

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Bird song at Woodlesford Lock – FULL

The varied habitats at Woodlesford Lock give us the opportunity to look for birds on the river, canal, woodland and surrounding scrub. Look for common tern, kingfisher, goosander, sand martin and common sandpiper and listen for sedge warbler, blackcap, whitethroat, willow warbler and chiffchaff. Price £15 per person including refreshments

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Swillington from Methley

After optional breakfast from 09:00 at Rivers Meet Cafe, we’ll head down Fleet Lane towards Swillington Ings for a lovely early spring walk to listen to bird songs and calls in the hedgerows and farmland. We’ll also check out the birds on the River Aire and the Aire and Calder

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Binocular morning at In Focus, Denby Dale

If you’d like to invest in a new pair of binoculars then this is the day for you. Whether you’re a beginner looking to buy your first pair or whether you’re looking to upgrade, you’ll be in good hands. We’ll visit the best binocular shop in Yorkshire, In Focus at

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St Aidan’s from Mickletown Ings

Take a spring evening walk in the Lower Aire Valley and discover the birds of Mickletown Ings and St Aidan’s. Here we’ll listen to the songs of resident woodland, reedbed and scrubland birds including sedge warbler, reed warbler, Cetti’s warbler, reed bunting and, hopefully, cuckoo. Learn the difference between sand

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Bird song in the Meanwood Valley – Full

The Meanwood Valley will be full of the sounds of bird songs and calls in the lovely month of May. Look and listen for stock dove, nuthatch, treecreeper, great spotted woodpecker, goldcrest, grey wagtail, kingfisher and dipper along the way. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport No transport available

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Birdsong at Engine Fields, Yeadon

Engine Fields is a little known nature reserve in Yeadon tucked behind the Westfield industrial estate on Kirk Lane. In this 2 hour birdwatching session we’ll explore the paths and woodland around Old Dog Mill pond and take a stroll along the old railway line to look for kingfisher and listen to songs

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North Cave Wetlands and Blacktoft Sands

This full day wetland spectacular takes us to two of the best reserves in the Goole area, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s North Cave Wetlands and RSPB Blacktoft Sands. We’ll explore the lagoons, scrub, ridge and furrow and surrounding farmland at both reserves and listen out for singing corn bunting, sedge, reed

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Ledston Luck

Friday Breakfast Club visits Ledston Luck nature reserve this week after starting the day with a bacon butty. Listen to some wonderful birdsong from resident and migrant birds. Our target birds will be willow warbler, blackcap, corn bunting and yellowhammer. Price £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available

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