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Migration at Saltholme and Teesside


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Register 2018-10-06 08:00 2018-10-06 16:30 UTC Migration at Saltholme and Teesside

Birds are on the move again and our autumn migrants are flooding in from their northern breeding grounds. A great stopping-off area for migrating birds is Teesside and it has lots of places around its industrial landscape to watch birds. Venues will be chosen according to recent sightings but these will include RSPB Saltholme and perhaps Seal Sands or North Gare on the Tees estuary. Price £65 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required). Transport available My minibus leaves at 08:00 from outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are some hides and facilities at the visitor centre at RSPB Saltholme. Note for beginners If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase. What to wear Carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves. Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story whether it migrates or stays in the UK the time of year when it can be seen the types of habitats preferred by different species how birds adapt to their environment.

RSPB Saltholme, Seaton Carew Road, Stockton-on-Tees TS2 1TU linda@startbirding.co.uk

Birds are on the move again and our autumn migrants are flooding in from their northern breeding grounds. A great stopping-off area for migrating birds is Teesside and it has lots of places around its industrial landscape to watch birds. Venues will be chosen according to recent sightings but these will include RSPB Saltholme and perhaps Seal Sands or North Gare on the Tees estuary.

Price

£65 per person including refreshments (packed lunch required).

Transport available

My minibus leaves at 08:00 from outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. There are some hides and facilities at the visitor centre at RSPB Saltholme.

Note for beginners

If you’re struggling to see birds through your binoculars, you’ll learn quickly how to use them with speed and accuracy and discover some useful techniques for watching birds in the field. You’ll also learn how to identify birds by their songs and calls.Please don’t buy binoculars especially for the trip as these can be provided on request. You’ll be able to get advice about binoculars, what to buy and the best places to make a purchase.

What to wear

Carry lots of layers and ensure you’re waterproof when birdwatching in open and exposed areas. Wear base layers (thermal vests and leggings), fleeces and walking trousers. Please don’t wear jeans as they will wick moisture from low growing vegetation. Bring a waterproof coat, over-trousers and sturdy, waterproof boots. Scarf, gloves and hat are essential and it’s a good idea to carry spare socks and gloves.

Join me on more trips and learn about each bird’s story
  • whether it migrates or stays in the UK
  • the time of year when it can be seen
  • the types of habitats preferred by different species
  • how birds adapt to their environment.