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 looking for some special birds including bittern, black-necked grebe and bearded tit. For those preferring perching birds, we’ll be learning

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Anglers Country Park

Wakefield is home to many special birdwatching venues and Anglers Country Park is one of my favourites during spring migration. This circular walk takes us through wooded and scrubland paths around a large lake. The site sits amongst farmland and is adjacent to Wintersett Reservoir. Tick off a few newly

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Birdsong and photography workshop, Middleton Woods, Ilkley

On this year’s visit to the stunning bluebell woods of Middleton in Ilkley, I’ll be joined by wildlife photographer and photography teacher, Paul Miguel for a bluebell and birdsong spectacular. We’ll start by checking out the River Wharfe for grey wagtail, dipper, kingfisher, sand martins and common sandpiper before heading into

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Birds and basic tree identification – Full

This 2 hour indoor class covers basic tree identification and highlights the special relationship birds have with particular tree species. Price £15 per person . Transport No transport. Meet at Hollybush Conservation Centre at 19:00. What to expect Indoor sessions take place in the Hollybush TCV classroom . Classes last 2

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Birdsong workshop with YWT

Come and learn the songs of our resident birds in and around Rothwell Country Park. The park provides an array of habitats that will give us the opportunity to spot and listen to a huge range of birds from those that love the reedbeds and ponds, to woodland dwellers and

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Bempton, skuas and shearwaters

Another chance to study our largest seabird, the gannet, at sea and at their breeding grounds but this time much later in the season when skuas and shearwaters visit the North Sea. We’ll take a 3.5 hour cruise on the Yorkshire Belle out of Bridlington with the RSPB to look

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Free birdsong walk: Gallows Hill, Otley – FULL

Learn all about the birds of Gallows Hill, practise some summer birdsong and support the 2018 Otley Walking Festival. We’ll also look for dipper and kingfisher on the River Wharfe. Price Free event but booking is essential. Email linda@startbirding.co.uk Transport No transport. Meet at Gallows Hill Nature Reserve. What to

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Free birdsong walk: Gallows Hill, Otley – FULL

Learn all about the birds of Gallows Hill, practise some summer birdsong and support the 2018 Otley Walking Festival. We’ll also look for dipper and kingfisher on the River Wharfe. Price Free event but booking is essential. Email linda@startbirding.co.uk Transport No transport. Meet at Gallows Hill Nature Reserve. What to

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