Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Intermediate with up to 5 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Eight plus leader

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Norfolk - Shorebird Spectacular

Date: 26th - 29th July (FIVE SPACES - Guaranteed Departure) & 23rd - 26th August 2021 (SPACES)
Leaders: Ashley Saunders or Jason Moss




Green Sandpiper

Late summer in Norfolk is a time of plenty as balmy summer days offer great birding opportunities during the start of the southbound autumn passage. For many birdwatchers, this is thought of as a quiet period in the avian calendar but with Norfolk’s diverse range of habitats, vast coastal marshes and strategic geographical position, scarce and rare shorebirds often occur at this time as huge numbers of birds start to head south. Our itinerary will be flexible to take into account the weather and presence of anything unusual, but we are bound to spend a great deal of time observing the vast concentrations of shorebirds that congregate on the pools at Cley Marshes and Titchwell RSPB reserve. This gives participants a chance to get to grips with this, one of our trickiest groups of birds to identify, as the waders pass through in their variety of guises both adult and juvenile. The sea can be rewarding at this time and if the tour coincides with onshore winds, skuas, shearwaters, terns, ducks and waders can pass by. Throw in excellent birding on the Wash at Snettisham for the whirling flocks of shorebirds over the high tide roost and you can see why we are passionate about Norfolk at this time of year! You can expect to walk four to five miles per day on mostly easy terrain, though the walk at Snettisham is of about five miles on mainly shingle. Your tour leader will be Ashley Saunders or Jason Moss and you can expect to see approximately 120 species.



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