Tour At A Glance





Single Room Supplement:


Tour Code:

Intermediate with one late evening finish and average 5 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Eight plus Leader (subject to Covid restrictions that may be in place)

Stone Curlew Red-backed Shrike Little Tern Montagu's Harrier Little Gull Eurasian Hobby

Norfolk - Summer Breeders & Late Migrants

Date: 1st - 4th June 2021 (ONE SPACE) & 21st - 24th June 2021 (Please contact office for availability) - Guaranteed Departure for Both Tours
Leaders: Ashley Saunders




Eurasian Spoonbill


Norfolk in high summer, as always, has something to offer, and its array of breeding birds which are available at this time is quite extraordinary. Several of these are not only unusual but difficult to find elsewhere, and it is these sought after species that will form a focus for this three day break. It should be pointed out however that we do not aim to see these birds at all costs, and the welfare of the bird will always come first. Covering both the Breckland region and the North Coast, the tour aims to see a wide variety of species that could include Stone Curlew, Woodlark, Dartford Warbler, Great Bittern, Common Crane, Eurasian Spoonbill and European Nightjar. European Honey Buzzard has been sporadic in its appearances in recent years, but after great views of two on our 2017 tour, a pair has also oversummered in 2018 meaning signs are good for a return next year. The supporting cast at this time of year can include a good passage of waders, including Spotted Redshanks in breeding plumage by mid June or a scarcity such as a Pectoral Sandpiper or Black-winged Stilt. Norfolk still holds small populations of Spotted Flycatcher, Turtle Dove and Common Nightingale. Late passerine migrants can also occur during this period and in the past we have seen Bluethroat, Red-backed Shrike, Marsh Warbler, Red-footed Falcon, Black-headed Bunting, Spectacled Warbler, Rose-coloured Starling and other rarities on these tours. As well as the speciality breeding birds and returning waders, this is of course a great time to see butterflies and odonata too! You can expect to see between 110 –125 species of birds on this action packed short break.






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