Wednesday 24 to Monday 29 April
This WBC tour to the Welsh Borders and the North Wales Coast should be one of the most exciting of the year and we will undoubtedly see upland and coastal species that are absent from lowland England. We will explore The Great Orme where we should expect Chough, Raven, Peregrine, Wheatear and hopefully some passing migrants and The Little Orme for nesting seabirds. There will be an excursion to Anglesey to look at seabird colonies at South Stack where we hope to find Puffin and Black Guillemot and tern colonies further along the seashore. The North Wales coastline is famous for its wide open, sandy mudflats, which are a haven for migrant waders and we will birdwatch at a number of roosting spots for close views. If time allows we will go to Bets-y-Coed for riverine and woodland birds. The highlight of the tour may well be a moorland visit where we should witness lekking Black Grouse, Red Grouse and Hen Harrier.
We will travel by minibus and accommodation will be booked according to numbers going, so please get your booking in early to avoid disappointment.
Leaders: Steve Piotrowski and Mervyn Jones
Book with Kathy Piotrowski.
Bird Ringing Demonstrations - NT Dunwich Heath & RSPB Minsmere
Sessions start Thursday 11th April at RSPB Minsmere
Waveney Ringing Group (WRG) is a team of friendly individuals with a range of bird ringing expertise. The team consists of trainees, C-permit holders and A- permit holders, with training endorsements, all who are dedicated to our voluntary role of studying birds.
Waveney Ringing Group showcase bird ringing at National Trust Dunwich Heath (Tuesdays) and RSPB Minsmere (Thursdays) from Easter through to the Autumn migration period. It's a great opportunity for youngsters to see birds close up - bring the family along to say hello.
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No booking is necessary at either venue but birds are early risers so there is often more to see earlier in the day. The sessions are weather dependent - we cannot bird ring in very wet and/or windy conditions so please check before travelling.
Find out more about the Club's bird ringing activities here