Migration at Teesside

Migration special – Teesside Birds are on the move again. As our spring migrants come flooding in we also witness flocks of winter migrants gathering to leave for their northern breeding grounds. This weekend we head to one of our migration magnets, Teesside. Birdwatching sites will be chosen according to

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Bird song at St Aidan’s

Friday birdwatching club: Bird song at St Aidan’s After optional breakfast from 9am, we’ll take a different approach to St Aidan’s to listen to the songs of resident woodland and scrubland birds. Early spring migrants will also be the focus as we listen for chiffchaff’s two note song. We’ll also look

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Bird song walk – Adel Dam

Tuesday Birdwatching Club: Bird song at Adel Dam Spring is almost upon us and, by this time, many of our resident birds are singing to announce their breeding territory and attract a mate. This 2 hour session will focus on bird songs and calls and we’ll be listening carefully for one of

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Bird song walk – Gledhow Valley Woods

Bird song at Gledhow Valley Woods Spring is almost upon us and, by this time, many of our resident birds are singing to announce their breeding territory and attract a mate. This 2 hour session will focus on bird songs and calls and we’ll be listening carefully for one of our first

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St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday birdwatching club: St Aidan’s from Methley After optional breakfast at the Rivers Meet Cafe from 9am, we’ll head for St Aidan’s to look for water birds, bittern and bearded tit. Early spring migrants will be the focus as we listen for our first chiffchaff of the year. Contact me for breakfast arrangements.

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Lower Derwent Valley

Lower Derwent Valley This late winter trip will take us to North Duffield Carrs, Thorganby and Weldrake along the River Derwent, south of York. Target birds for the day will be whooper and Bewick swan, little owl, pintail duck, lapwing and tree sparrow. We’ll also be scanning and listening for

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Meanwood Park

Tuesday birdwatching club: Meanwood Park We’re back on familiar turf this week at Meanwood, an irresistible wooded valley in Leeds. If the weather is mild we will focus on the songs of resident birds. Goldcrest, siskin, kingfisher, heron and grey wagtail are our target birds on this 2 hour walk along

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YWT Workshop

YWT Birding for Beginners You’ll learn about binoculars and how to choose the best field guide in the morning session then, after lunch, you’ll be able to put your learning into practise at RSPB Fairburn Ings nature reserve. Book this beginners class via the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust via this link

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St Aidan’s from Methley

Friday birdwatching club: St Aidan’s from Methley After optional breakfast at the Rivers Meet Cafe from 9am, we’ll head for St Aidan’s to look for water birds, bittern and bearded tit. Contact me for breakfast arrangements. Booking essential, £15 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet me at 8:00am at the Moor

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Newmillerdam

Tuesday birdwatching club: Newmillerdam Another first for Start Birding, Newmillerdam Country Park with its lake, woodland and scrubland is managed by Wakefield Council. We’ll look for water birds, green woodpecker and crossbills on this 4 hour trip. Booking essential, £25 per person including refreshments. Transport available Meet at 8;00am at the

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