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Winter Birdwatching And Wildlife Photography 2019

  • North and East Yorkshire

Winter Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography 2019

Winter in East and North Yorkshire is a great time for wildfowl and waders. The Humber estuary is teaming with hundreds of thousands of wading birds from Knot to Bar-tailed Godwit this is a great place to learn about how to identify and photograph these beautiful birds.

Highfield Farm is ideally placed as a base to explore great winter sites such as Top Hill Low and Hornsea Mere which is Yorkshires largest freshwater lake and is one of the best places in our county for winter wildfowl from Slavonian Grebe to Goldeneye. White-winged Gulls are also often seen on the coast with Iceland Gull and Glaucous Gull regularly found. 

On the northern coasts there are great sites for Purple Sandpiper and Mediterranean Gull. Nearby in Scarborough Harbour divers such as Red-throated, Great Northern and Black-throated and Little Auks often shelter from the rough sea. This is also a great area for Kingfishers in the winter. Surprises often turn up, in 2015 up to 6 Black-necked Grebes were found and at Scalby Mills an American Wigeon.

YCN expert guides Steve Race and Richard Baines will work hard to ensure you have memorable experiences. Our small group tours ensure you learn a great deal, from identification tips to field craft advice, as well as getting to grips with those difficult-to-find species. If you are interested in nature photography, there will be plenty of opportunities to learn new skills or improve your technique from our experienced and enthusiastic photographers. 

Accommodation and meals are provided by Highfield Farm, renowned for its delicious home-cooked food. 

Level: Beginners and intermediate

Places: Up to 8

Leaders Steve Race and Richard Baines

Price: £385.00/person. Reduction available for double occupancy. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR ROOM SHARING PRICE BEFORE BOOKING  

What’s included: Full board for the 2.5 day tour with two nights' accommodation, transport and guiding. A tour itinerary can be downloaded at the link to the left.

To Book: Please use the booking facility below, complete the booking form and we will then get in touch with you to finalise the booking. Any queries please give YCN a call on 07747753260. 

Queries: Contact Yorkshire Coast Nature.


Winter Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography 2019

Steve Race Steve is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer based in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He has been a keen naturalist and photographer for over 30 years, lived on the Yorkshire Coast all of his life and believes there is no better place for variety of habitats and amazing wildlife.… Read More »


Winter Birdwatching and Wildlife Photography 2019

Richard Baines Richard is an experienced ornithologist/ecologist who has been studying and working as a Wildlife Guide and in Nature Conservation for over 30 years. From recording UK migrant birds as a volunteer for Flamborough Bird Observatory to monitoring Siberian migrants in China; he has become highly… Read More »

Date & Time Duration Location Type Price Availability
Thu 17th Jan - 1.00pm 2.5 days North and East Yorkhsire Group £385 7 Places remaining

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We both want to thank you and Steve for all the work you put into arranging the tour to India. It was a great success and everything went well....Read Full Review »