Leeds Swifts

Swift watching in Gledhow

Learn about one of the UK’s most enigmatic bird species, the swift. You’ll be able to watch these amazing birds feeding chicks both outside and inside the nest, by way of webcams, and find out all about their nesting and migratory habits. £15 per person including refreshments (50% goes to

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Fairburn Ings from Lin Dyke

A mid-summer evening at this popular RSPB reserve. We’ll focus on singing warbler species and look for wetland species in the pools and lagoons. £15 per person including refreshments. Transport Transport is available leaving at 18:00 from the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect Easy

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Bempton, skuas and shearwaters

Bempton above and below (including Skua and Shearwater cruise) 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

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Bempton above and below

Bempton above and below (including Glorious Gannets cruise) Study our largest seabird both on the sea and at their breeding grounds by taking a 3 hour cruise on the Yorkshire Belle out of Bridlington with the RSPB followed by a visit to RSPB Bempton Cliffs. You’ll be able to watch gannets

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St Aidan’s from Methley

St Aidan’s from Methley Take advantage of the long summer evenings and have a walk around RSPB St Aidan’s. This special site continues to amaze us with its list of birds. We’ll listen for booming bittern and look for bearded tits and lots of other breeding birds. There will still

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Bird song at Woodhouse Ridge

Bird song at Woodhouse Ridge As the month of June comes to an end, there is little time left to study bird song so don’t miss this fabulous walk around the woodland between Meanwood and Headingley. We’ll listen for blackcap, willow warbler, chiffchaff and lots of resident birds. Price: £15 per

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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.

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Spurn Migration Festival

Visit the Start Birding stall at the Spurn Migration Festival It’s Migfest time and Start Birding will be exhibiting again at this fantastic annual event in Kilnsea. Check out the Migfest site for details.  

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The Leeds Birdfair

Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve in partnership Start Birding and Rodley Nature Reserve join forces to bring you the second Leeds Birdfair, a celebration of the wildlife and green spaces of Leeds. Visit this amazing reserve on the River Aire in Leeds and enjoy a range of events including

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Gledhow Valley Fun Day

Visit the Start Birding stall at Gledhow Valley Fun Day Start Birding will be holding a stall and a free prize draw at the Gledhow Valley Fun Day again this June. Tell me about your bird sightings and find out about all the latest birdwatching classes in your area. Come and support the Friends

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