Tour At A Glance

Cost:

60.00 per person

Deposit:

Full payment

Group Size:

5 plus leader

Norfolk - Day Tours

Leaders: Ashley Saunders
Introduction

 

Want to join us for a guided birdwatching tour in Norfolk, but cant spare the time for a full tour? Can't fit in with any of the tour dates of our scheduled trips? Or just want to come along and see what Oriole Birding is all about? Our customised guided birding days are designed as both a taster for new customers and an opportunity for existing customers to connect with a target species or visit a new area. Everyone is welcome, and the tours include fully licensed transport by air conditioned minibus.Tours will typically meet at 0830 at a pre arranged meet point (but can be flexible), and typically conclude around 1700. Please bring your own lunch, appropriate clothing and footwear and optics - we'll do the rest! To book, simply drop us an email to check availability and pricing.

 

**Please note that booking for these tours now requires full payment in advance either by bank transfer (email for details) or by credit/debit card using our online payment system. When you confirm your query we will contact you with booking instructions and you can then opt for either bank transfer or card payment at checkout. Cancellation terms will be as per our stated Terms and Conditions of booking.**

 

 

 

A SELECTION OF TYPES OF DAY TRIPS ON OFFER INCLUDE:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norfolk Coast in Winter

 

We will spend the day birding at Holkham NNR and surrounds where we may see large flocks of wildfowl, seaduck, grebes, divers and possibly also Shorelark and Snow Bunting. Great White and Cattle Egrets are now part of the furniture here and a wintering flock of Russian White-froned Geese might also be seen. We finish the day at a raptor roost where we may see Marsh and Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine and Barn Owl plus large numbers of Little Egrets, Brent & Pink-footed Geese. If the chance arises, we will also try to spend some time viewing the Pinkfeet feeding in maize stubble or on beet tops inland, where chances to find scarcer species such as Tundra Bean Goose arise, as well as the genral spectacle. 

 

Meet point will be confirmed a couple of days before the start of the tour, please bring lunch and drinks for the day. Entrance fees to any nature reserves visited or car parking are additonal. Maximum five clients, with transport provided for the day for clients in tier 1. Any clients from tier 2 or 3 must provide own transport. 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter in the Norfolk Broads 

 

Today we visit the fabulous Norfolk Broads, starting in the Yare Valley to look for a host of wintering wildfowl which may include the rare Taiga Bean Goose. Herds of wild swans are occasionally present and we may also see Great Bittern and Bearded Tit. Working our way around the coast we have chances to view flocksof feeding Pinkfeet and a surprise is often in store such as a Rough-legged Buzzard or Short-eared Owl. The day wil culminate in a visit to Stubbs Mill roost at Hickling, where we hope to see Common Cranes as well as up to one hundred Marsh Harriers, Merlin, Barn Owl and Hen Harrier. 

 

Meet point for the day to be confirmed a few days prior, please bring lunch and drinks for the day. Entrance fees to any nature reserves visited and car parking are additonal. Maximum five clients, with transport provided for the day for clients in tier 1. Any clients from tier 2 or 3 must provide own transport. 

 

 

 

 

Breckland in Winter 

 

Thetford Forest is a fabulous winter birding destination and today we will spend time searching for some of its more elusive residents. Lynford Arboretum will be our main site and we will hope to find Hawfinch here, as well as commoner Marsh Tit, Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, winter thrushes and woodeckers, and Crossbills. Santon Downham is a good place to look for a whole variety of woodland birds, and we may also check an area for Stone Curlew if any are still around. Goshawk can still be on the agenda on bright and breezy days, and we could even find the scarce and localised Willow Tit if we are lucky. 

 

Meet point for the day to be confirmed a few days prior, please bring lunch and drinks for the day. Entrance fees to any nature reserves visited and car parking are additonal. Maximum five clients, with transport provided for the day for clients in tier 1. Any clients from tier 2 or 3 must provide own transport. 

 


 

 

Norfolk Brecks Tour in early Spring

 

A full day exploring the area around Thetford Forest. We will be looking for Common Crossbill, Woodlark, Firecrest, Great Grey Shrike, Stone Curlew, Northern Goshawk and Hawfinch with an outside chance of Lesser Spotted Woodpecker as we spend time around Lynford and Santon Downham in the heart of the forest. 

 

Collection is from the Blue Boar car park in Great Ryburgh or Swaffham Theatre Street car park, please bring lunch and drinks for the day. Entrance fees to any nature reserves visited are additonal. This trip will be guided by Jason Moss.

 

 


Subject to availability of guides, we can offer Norfolk day tours at any season. We are also able to offer a fully customised guiding service throughout the year to suit your personal needs and requirements, and a number of our regular clients use this service for trips to other parts of the UK. We will give you a price on application based on your exact requirements. Contact Ashley by email for dates and availability and we'll be happy to sort something out for you. See you soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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