Tour At A Glance

Cost:

499.00

Deposit:

100.00

Single Room Supplement:

50.00

Tour Code:

Intermediate with flexible finish times. Up to 3 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Seven plus Leaders

Black-necked Grebe Purple Sandpiper Pacific Diver Iceland Gull

Cornwall - Late Winter in the West Country

Date: TOUR NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING
Leaders: Ashley Saunders & Neil Donaghy

Introduction

 

 
 
Black-throated Diver
 
Winter in Cornwall is a very under-rated time of year to visit one of the UKs premier birding counties. The south coast holds significant numbers of wintering divers and grebes and scarce and rare gulls and wildfowl are often found. The mild climate is often utilised by some unusual wintering species that may have arrived during the autumn migration or in cold weather movements from significantly further east. Our base is The Green Lawns Hotel in the town of Falmouth, which is an ideal base for visiting the area and which has the use of an indoor swimming pool and health suite included as part of your package. A telescope is an essential requirement for this tour as we will spend time looking out to sea for divers, grebes and passing seabirds and wildfowl. As well as the fine selection of species usually available, recent rarities and uncommon species we have encountered on this tour include Snowy Owl, Cattle Egret, Pacific Diver, Little Bunting, Eurasian Spoonbill, Hume’s Leaf Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Lesser Scaup, Siberian Chiffchaff, Ring-billed Gull and Velvet Scoter. Your tour leaders are Neil Donaghy and Ashley Saunders and you can expect to see approximately 115 species.
 

 

 

 

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