LocalBIRDER days

LocalBIRDER is a response to requests by our customers to provide a local birding experience.

All the tours run from 9am and finish at 4pm with the meeting point a recognised car park at the venue

The cost for the day is £20 (Admission to reserves not included)

All you need is a pair of binoculars and packed lunch, If you don't possess a telescope, do not worry as SWALLOW BIRDING has one for everybody to look through.

Booking is essential, give us a call or email to book your place.
Thursday 21st November 2019
RAINHAM MARSHES RSPB RESERVE
We spend the day at this fabulous RSPB reserve on the north shore of the River Thames. Winter birding can produce Bearded Tits, Cetti’s Warblers, Western Marsh Harriers plus the chance of Western Barn Owl, Great Egret plus vast flocks of wildfowl and waders. There is a superb café on site that will certainly be visited!

Sunday 1st December 2019
WALLASEA WETLANDS RSPB RESERVE
A superb site on the southern shore of the River Crouch with a variety of habitats from lagoons, grasslands and ditches through to estuary and scrub which attract wonderful species such as Hen & Western Marsh Harriers, Short-eared and Western Barn Owl, Merlin and Peregrine Falcon plus thousands of Eurasian Wigeon and Eurasian Teal. All this and lots of wintering waders make this a great winter destination!

Wednesday 18th December 2019
ABBERTON RESERVOIR
We conclude our Localbirder programme for the year with a visit to Abberton Reservoir which is one of the best locations on the East Coast for winter birding. Whilst exploring the many watchpoints, hides and causeways we can expect a good day list with species such as Eurasian Bittern, Great Egret, Smew, Goosander, Western Marsh Harrier, Peregrine Falcon, Corn Bunting, Yellowhammer and possible rarities such as Ring-necked Duck or Green-winged Teal. A trip not to be missed!