Tour At A Glance

Cost:

475.00

Deposit:

100.00

Single Room Supplement:

None

Tour Code:

Intermediate with one late evening finish and up to 4 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Eight plus Leader

Stone Curlew Little Tern Montagu's Harrier Red-backed Shrike Little Gull Eurasian Hobby

Norfolk - Summer Breeders & Late Migrants

Date: 18th - 21st June 2018 [SPACES]
Leaders: Ashley Saunders

Introduction

 

 

Eurasian Spoonbill

 

Norfolk in high summer, as always, has something to offer, and its array of breeding birds which are available at this time is quite extraordinary. Several of these are not only unusual but difficult to find elsewhere, and it is these sought after species that will form a focus for this three day break. It should be pointed out however that we do not aim to see these birds at all costs, and the welfare of the bird will always come first. Covering both the Breckland region and the North Coast, the tour aims to see a wide variety of species that could include Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Dartford Warbler, Great Bittern, Common Crane, Eurasian Spoonbill and European Nightjar. The supporting cast at this time of year can include a good passage of waders, including Spotted Redshanks in breeding plumage by mid June or a scarcity such as a Temminck's Stint. Norfolk still holds small populations of Spotted Flycatcher, Turtle Dove and Common Nightingale. Late passerine migrants can also occur during this period and in the past we have seen Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Red-footed Falcon, Black-headed Bunting, Spectacled Warbler, Rose-coloured Starling and other rarities on these tours. Our July tour, while operating the same itinerary, offers slightly different birding possibilities with more passage waders on the move on the coast but less chance of interesting passerine rarities. It is however, arguably a better time for some of the breeding species which will now be feeding young, and is of course a great time to see butterflies and odonata too!You can expect to see between 110 –125 species.

 

 

 

 
 

 

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