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Migration at Saltholme and Teesside


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Register 2022-06-24 08:00 2022-06-24 16:30 UTC Migration at Saltholme and 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 recent sightings. These will include RSPB Saltholme and perhaps Seal Sands or North Gare on the Tees estuary. Not to be missed! £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required). Transport available Meet me at 07:50 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue. What to expect Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. Depending on where we visit, 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 Don’t be fooled by rising temperatures in the city. It’s just as important to 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. 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. You’ll also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water. 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.

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

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 recent sightings. These will include RSPB Saltholme and perhaps Seal Sands or North Gare on the Tees estuary. Not to be missed! £55 per person including refreshments (Packed lunch required).

Transport available

Meet me at 07:50 outside Argos/Habitat at the Moor Allerton Centre on the Leeds outer ring road if you’d like transport to the venue.

What to expect

Easy walking on flat ground but paths will be muddy in places. Depending on where we visit, 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

Don’t be fooled by rising temperatures in the city. It’s just as important to 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 and it is impossible to dry them out. 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. You’ll also need sunscreen, insect repellent and plenty of water.

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.