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Seven plus leader

Bluethroat Zitting Cisticola Black Woodpecker European Serin Little Bittern

Northern France - Birding Across the Channel!

Date: 6th - 11th May 2021 (SPACES)
Leaders: Simon Ginnaw



Red-backed Shrike


Northern France holds a number of excellent birdwatching sites hosting several desirable species that are hard (or impossible) to see in Britain, and couple with the excellent transport links from Kent these species are well within easy reach for an enjoyable short birding trip. Species such as Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover (now extinct as a breeding bird in Britain), White Stork, Spoonbill, Great White and Cattle Egrets, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Black and Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Short-toed Treecreeper, Crested Lark, Zitting Cisticola, Bluethroat, European Serin and Crested Tit are all available and make for an action-packed couple of days! We team up with Kent-based birder Simon GInnaw, who has a welath of experience in designing and leading short birding trips to Northern France from his home county. Our tour will start in Kent, and use the Eurostar to cross into France, making this an ideal trip for anyone who wants to savour some European birding close to home with out the need for flying. Huge wetlands such as those at Marquentere, warrant two full days exploration as we seek a variety of herons, breeding Savi's & Melodious Warblers and a welath of waders among the reedy waterways and pools. The larger tracts of woodland are also still home to Black Woodpeckers, and we willl spend some time looking for this and other woodland species too. We are based throughout at a single hotel, located close to the Somme Estuary, for this inagural tour with Simon 'across the channel'. You can expect to see around 120 species on this tour. 


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