Tour At A Glance

Cost:

899.00

Deposit:

100.00

Single Room Supplement:

None

Tour Code:

Intermediate with optional evening excursion. Up to 5 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Eight plus leader

Curlew Sandpiper Marsh Harrier Corn Bunting Barn Owl Tree Pipit Temminck's Stint

Norfolk - The Complete Tour

Date: 17th - 23rd May 2019 [SPACES]
Leaders: Ashley Saunders

Introduction

 

 

Little Tern

 
This long running tour is as popular now as ever and it’s hardly surprising given the quality of birds on offer. Shorebird passage is at its peak with many arctic bound species resplendent in breeding dress, while subtly beautiful Wood Sandpipers and furtive Temminck’s Stints are usually present too. Little Terns are back, while Little and Mediterranean Gulls should also be present and other coastal breeders will include Eurasian Spoonbills, Bearded Tits, Pied Avocets and Marsh Harriers, while Garganey and Black Tern are regular migrants. Raptors are a key feature and we will keep our eyes peeled for passing Red Kites and Osprey, while Montagu’s Harrier are usually present and Eurasian Hobby should also feature. In the Brecks, booming Great Bitterns skulk in the reed beds and a couple of pairs of Common Cranes are now establishing themselves, while Stone Curlew, Eurasian Turtle Dove, Wood Lark, Common Cuckoo, Firecrest and Common Crossbill can also be expected. Other commoner species should include Whinchat, Tree Pipit, Common Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher and Grasshopper and Garden Warblers and our evening excursion will offer European Nightjar and Eurasian Woodcock. May is of course also synonymous with rare birds and we have recorded Red-footed Falcon, Collared Pratincole, Purple Heron, Laughing and Bonaparte’s Gulls, Stilt Sandpiper, Black Kite, Black Stork, European Bee-eater, Cattle Egret, Caspian, White-winged Black and Whiskered Terns, Thrush Nightingale and European Serin among others. The terrain is easy, though the walk along the riverbank at Lakenheath is on very uneven ground and you will average up to five miles per day. Ashley Saunders will be your tour leader and you can expect to see approximately 140 species.
 

 

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