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Summer Yorkshire Wildlife Safari


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Summer Yorkshire Wildlife Safari Start Birding teams up with Yorkshire Coast Nature to bring you a wonderful summer safari in North and East Yorkshire. You will discover a wide range of wildlife from orchids and butterflies to seabirds and birds of prey. In the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park we will be visiting some wonderful wild flower meadows teaming with colour. From chalk and limestone grassland habitats to heather moorland there’s a rich diversity of landscapes to explore. If you love orchids this trip is for you with butterfly orchid, heath-spotted orchid and many more on the cards. Some of the butterfly species we will be hoping to find include rare Yorkshire species such as small pearl-bordered fritillary and large heath. On our late evening safari deep in the forest just before dark, the weird and wonderful nightjar wakes up and hunts for insects. The Great Yorkshire Forest is also one of the best areas in the north of England for seeing goshawks, crossbills and turtle doves. This fast declining bird is a special addition to our tour and with luck we should see or hear their distinctive purring call. Summer in East Yorkshire is the best time to see one of our most iconic birds the amazing Atlantic puffin. A visit to Flamborough Headland is a real wildlife spectacular with hundreds of thousands of seabirds swarming around the huge chalk cliffs. Our accommodation at the four-star Highfield Farm is close to some of the most famous Trout streams in the UK teaming with wildlife. This is a great place to see kingfishers, barn owls, water voles and we may even catch sight of an Otter. Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers. Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food.  Price £385.00 per person. Reduction available for double occupancy. Level – Beginners and intermediate Places Up to 8 What’s included 2.5 days wildlife watching with professional guides transport (including travel to and from Leeds for up to 6 people) 2 nights full board at Highfield Farm, packed lunches and refreshments entrance to all reserves Leaders: Linda Jenkinson (Start Birding) and Richard Baines (Yorkshire Coast Nature) Price: £385.00/person. Reduction available for double occupancy. To Book: Please ring Linda Jenkinson on 07778 768719 or Richard Baines on 0121 4598120 or 07747753260. Queries: Contact Start Birding info@startbirding.co.uk or Yorkshire Coast Nature richard.baines@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk What to wear/bring Here’s hoping for some lovely summer weather but, just in case, bring some warm clothing for inclement weather on the coast including base layers, fleeces, walking trousers, scarf, gloves and a hat. Please don’t wear jeans. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You’ll also need a sun hat, insect repellent and sun screen.

North and East Yorkshire linda@startbirding.co.uk

Summer Yorkshire Wildlife Safari

Thursday 29th June to Saturday 1st July: Residential

Start Birding teams up with Yorkshire Coast Nature to bring you a wonderful summer safari in North and East Yorkshire. You will discover a wide range of wildlife from orchids and butterflies to seabirds and birds of prey.

In the Yorkshire Wolds and North York Moors National Park we will be visiting some wonderful wild flower meadows teaming with colour. From chalk and limestone grassland habitats to heather moorland there’s a rich diversity of landscapes to explore. If you love orchids this trip is for you with butterfly orchid, heath-spotted orchid and many more on the cards.

Some of the butterfly species we will be hoping to find include rare Yorkshire species such as small pearl-bordered fritillary and large heath. On our late evening safari deep in the forest just before dark, the weird and wonderful nightjar wakes up and hunts for insects. The Great Yorkshire Forest is also one of the best areas in the north of England for seeing goshawks, crossbills and turtle doves. This fast declining bird is a special addition to our tour and with luck we should see or hear their distinctive purring call.

Summer in East Yorkshire is the best time to see one of our most iconic birds the amazing Atlantic puffin. A visit to Flamborough Headland is a real wildlife spectacular with hundreds of thousands of seabirds swarming around the huge chalk cliffs.

Our accommodation at the four-star Highfield Farm is close to some of the most famous Trout streams in the UK teaming with wildlife. This is a great place to see kingfishers, barn owls, water voles and we may even catch sight of an Otter.

Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers.

Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food. 
Price £385.00 per person. Reduction available for double occupancy.
Level – Beginners and intermediate
Places Up to 8

What’s included
  • 2.5 days wildlife watching with professional guides
  • transport (including travel to and from Leeds for up to 6 people)
  • 2 nights full board at Highfield Farm, packed lunches and refreshments
  • entrance to all reserves

Leaders: Linda Jenkinson (Start Birding) and Richard Baines (Yorkshire Coast Nature)

Price: £385.00/person. Reduction available for double occupancy.

To Book: Please ring Linda Jenkinson on 07778 768719 or Richard Baines on 0121 4598120 or 07747753260.

Queries: Contact Start Birding info@startbirding.co.uk or Yorkshire Coast Nature richard.baines@yorkshirecoastnature.co.uk

What to wear/bring

Here’s hoping for some lovely summer weather but, just in case, bring some warm clothing for inclement weather on the coast including base layers, fleeces, walking trousers, scarf, gloves and a hat. Please don’t wear jeans. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. You’ll also need a sun hat, insect repellent and sun screen.