Bird and mammal watching in the UK

North Wales

12th – 19th May 2018
£1,495 pp based on two sharing (£200 single supp in ensuite rooms)

“I’m just delighted to be able to show off the amazing wildlife and landscapes of north and Mid-Wales. From Black Grouse to Buzzards and from dolphins to Dippers, this stunning part of the country has so much to offer.” Iolo Williams, Nature presenter and guide

See the nature of North Wales with Iolo Williams – beautiful Snowdonia and Anglesey with special upland species and seabirds – in some of the UK’s most outstanding scenery.

  • Beautiful Snowdonia National Park and Anglesey
  • South Stack for Choughs, Puffins and seabirds
  • Welsh rainforests or ‘hanging oaks’ at Ynys-hir
  • Woodland specialities: Wood Warbler, Redstart and Pied Flycatcher
  • Classic upland species: Dipper, Ring Ouzel, Peregrine
  • Traditional stronghold of Red Kites
  • Black Grouse and Hen Harriers on the Ruabon Moors

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West Wales

15 – 22 June 2018
£1,895 pp based on two sharing (£200 single supp in ensuite rooms)

A full week in the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park, with beautiful walks at Stackpole, Dinas and St David’s Head and visits to the spectacular seabird islands of Skomer, Ramsey and Grassholm. Single centre holiday, minibus transport and varied walking on coastal footpaths and wide forest paths. Click here to book.

Farne Islands

7th – 14th July 2018
£1,695 pp based on two sharing (£200 single supp in ensuite rooms)

“The crossing starts well, with a fairly close fly-by Gannet, followed by Guillemot and Razorbill on the water. Then our first Puffins, some swimming around in the water right next to the boat. As we get closer to the sea cliffs there are literally 1000’s of birds. The sight, sound and smell is an arrest to the senses.” Julian Sykes, guide

Fabulous summer birdwatching, as we explore the wildlife, coastlines, forests and moorlands of this corner of historic North-east England around The Farne Islands.

  • Full day visiting the Farne Islands for Puffins, Eiders and seabird colonies
  • Day in the forest for crossbills and Red Squirrel
  • Day on the moorland for grouse, Dipper and raptors
  • Beautiful coastline hopscotch with long sandy beaches and inland pools
  • Boat trip out in search of White-beaked Dolphins
  • A trip out to Coquet Island to watch Roseate Terns and seals
  • Comfortable hotel to return to each day

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East Yorkshire

30 Sep – 7 Oct 2018
£1,695pp based on two people sharing (£150 single supp)

“Never a dull moment at this time of year, you never know what might turn up – spectacular numbers of common species, great views of local residents such as Bearded Tit or Marsh Harrier, or an unexpected migrant. We’ll be on the ball, to make sure you see as much as this county has to offer!” Sally Nowell, guide

An excellent chance to witness migration in action, as thousands of birds are on the move – from waders and warblers, to pipits, thrushes and seabirds – and a chance of rarities too!

  • Yorkshire’s autumn migration hotspots – Spurn, Flamborough and Filey
  • Witness migration of thousands of pipits, finches, thrushes and more
  • Flexible itinerary just in case any major rarities turn up nearby
  • Visit key Yorkshire birding sites such as Blacktoft Sands and Bempton Cliffs
  • ‘Behind the scenes’ visit to Robert Fuller’s wildlife art gallery
  • Scarce migrants such as Yellow-browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting and Wryneck
  • See ringing first hand at a Spurn Bird Observatory ringing demonstration

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