Tour At A Glance

Cost:

475.00

Deposit:

100.00

Single Room Supplement:

None

Tour Code:

Intermediate with up to 4 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Eight plus Leader

Garganey Ring Ouzel Sedge Warbler Common Cuckoo Bearded Tit

Norfolk - Spring Migration Weekend

Date: 19th - 22nd April [FIVE PLACES - Guaranteed Departure] or 10th - 13th May 2018 [FULL]
Leaders: Jason Moss

Introduction

 

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Spring in North Norfolk is an exciting event, as thousands of birds hurry northward to their breeding grounds as far away as the Arctic Tundra. This action packed mini break sees us birding along the acclaimed North Norfolk coast visiting the full range of habitats and observing a vast spectrum of migrants from warblers to shorebirds, with the chance of course to pick out something extra special from the throng!  Early May is not only a great time for observing such birds as Common Nightingale, Eurasian Spoonbill, Ring Ouzel and Grasshopper Warbler, but has in the past produced an array of rare or uncommon species such as Common Hoopoe, Eurasian Wryneck, Woodchat Shrike, Alpine Swift, Red-rumped Swallow, Black Kite, Citrine Wagtail, Purple Heron, Temminck’s Stint and many more! Montagu’s Harriers and Eurasian Hobbies will hopefully be back and will provide the main raptor interest and regular migrants include Little Gull and Garganey. We often include a full day birding in the Brecks where we can find Stone Curlew, singing Firecrest, Woodlark and sometimes Hawfinch and Northern Goshawk too, while the woodlands resound to spring birdsong. Often at this time of year it is the volume of common migrants though that really makes this a great time to be birding in one of the UKs best counties – with Marsh Harriers displaying overhead, Bearded Tits ‘pinging’ as they zip across the reeds and Great Bittern’s ‘booming’ on the marshes, can you really afford to miss out?
 

 

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