Steve's LocalBIRDERS

Steve's LocalBIRDERS provide a great birding experience within East Anglia.

Days run from 8am to 4pm or 9am to 5pm with the meeting point a recognised car park at the venue.

The cost for the day is £30 cash (admission to reserves not included).

Just bring a pair of binoculars, a packed lunch and come along for a great day!

Booking is essential, give us a call or email to book your place.
Tuesday 18th August 2020
WADER SPECTACULAR AT OLD HALL MARSHES & ABBERTON RESERVOIR
We will spend the morning exploring the fabulous wetlands at Old Hall Marshes where waders will be very much in evidence. A late morning high tide will see good numbers of species including Golden, Grey & Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper with the chance of a rarity! After lunch we drive the short distance to Abberton Reservoir in search of more waders with a chance of Great Egret, Red-crested Pochard, Garganey and many more.
Fully Booked


Wednesday 19th August 2020
WADER SPECTACULAR AT OLD HALL MARSHES & ABBERTON RESERVOIR
We will spend the morning exploring the fabulous wetlands at Old Hall Marshes where waders will be very much in evidence. A late morning high tide will see good numbers of species including Golden, Grey & Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper with the chance of a rarity! After lunch we drive the short distance to Abberton Reservoir in search of more waders with a chance of Great Egret, Red-crested Pochard, Garganey and many more.
Fully Booked


Thursday 20th August 2020
WADER SPECTACULAR AT OLD HALL MARSHES & ABBERTON RESERVOIR
We will spend the morning exploring the fabulous wetlands at Old Hall Marshes where waders will be very much in evidence. A late morning high tide will see good numbers of species including Golden, Grey & Ringed Plovers, Black-tailed Godwits, Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper with the chance of a rarity! After lunch we drive the short distance to Abberton Reservoir in search of more waders with a chance of Great Egret, Red-crested Pochard, Garganey and many more.
3 Places Available


Monday 24th August 2020
MAGICAL MINSMERE RSPB RESERVE
Minsmere RSPB reserve on the Suffolk coast needs no introduction as a great place to spend the day in late summer. Wader migration is in full swing with Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin using the vast wetlands. Other species we hope to see include Eurasian Bittern, Eurasian Hobby, Little Gull, Sandwich Terns, Spotted Flycatcher, European Stone-Curlew, Whinchat, Dartford Warbler and many more. A day not to be missed!
Fully Booked


Tuesday 25th August 2020
MAGICAL MINSMERE RSPB RESERVE
Minsmere RSPB reserve on the Suffolk coast needs no introduction as a great place to spend the day in late summer. Wader migration is in full swing with Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin using the vast wetlands. Other species we hope to see include Eurasian Bittern, Eurasian Hobby, Little Gull, Sandwich Terns, Spotted Flycatcher, European Stone-Curlew, Whinchat, Dartford Warbler and many more. A day not to be missed!
Fully Booked


Wednesday 26th August 2020
FINGRINGHOE WICK EWT WILDLIFE DAY
Late summer is rather quiet for passerines but waders are returning from their arctic breeding grounds and should include Black-tailed & Bar-tailed Godwits, Grey Plover, Red Knot, Dunlin and European Golden Plover still in breeding plumage. Fingringhoe Wick is also a great place to see many species of insect and with luck we may find Southern Migrant Hawker dragonflies, Willow Emerald damselflies plus the superb Beewolf!
2 Places Available


Thursday 27th August 2020
MAGICAL MINSMERE RSPB RESERVE
Minsmere RSPB reserve on the Suffolk coast needs no introduction as a great place to spend the day in late summer. Wader migration is in full swing with Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin using the vast wetlands. Other species we hope to see include Eurasian Bittern, Eurasian Hobby, Little Gull, Sandwich Terns, Spotted Flycatcher, European Stone-Curlew, Whinchat, Dartford Warbler and many more. A day not to be missed!
Fully Booked


Wednesday 2nd September 2020
MAGICAL MINSMERE RSPB RESERVE
Minsmere RSPB reserve on the Suffolk coast needs no introduction as a great place to spend the day in late summer. Wader migration is in full swing with Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Red Knot, Bar-tailed Godwit and Dunlin using the vast wetlands. Other species we hope to see include Eurasian Bittern, Eurasian Hobby, Little Gull, Sandwich Terns, Spotted Flycatcher, European Stone-Curlew, Whinchat, Dartford Warbler and many more. A day not to be missed!
2 Places Available


Wednesday 9th September 2020
BLUE HOUSE FARM EWT RESERVE
We spend the day at this excellent reserve on the banks of the River Crouch where we hope to see passage waders, birds of prey, wildfowl and lots of interesting insects and flora.
3 Places Available


Wednesday 23rd September 2020
GUNNERS PARK & TWO TREE ISLAND
Depending on tides and weather conditions, we explore the scrubland around Gunners Park which attracts migrants such as European Pied Flycatcher, Common Redstart, Whinchat and Northern Wheatear wiith the chance of Eurasian Wryneck. Two Tree Island is a great place to see autumn warblers including Lesser and Common Whitethroats plus the surrounding estuary is home to flocks of waders including thousands of Red Knot.
2 Places Available


Wednesday 7th October 2020
WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE
A day spent at the excellent birding site of The Naze. During the morning we explore the scrubby habitat and coastal lagoons where in the past we have seen Richard’s Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Common Firecrest and other migrants. After lunch we head out onto the marshes to continue our search for migrant birds.
1 Place Available


Wednesday 28th October 2020
EAST MERSEA
A circular walk from/to Cudmore Grove Country Park. The country park is a great place to scan the Blackwater Estuary where in the past we have seen many Slavonian Grebes. Flocks of Brent Geese feed on the grazing marshes along with European Golden Plover and Black-tailed Godwits. The walk will give us a chance to look for raptors such as Common Buzzard, Western Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine and possible Hen Harrier. Our walk concludes with a search for the enigmatic Red Squirrel which have been reintroduced and are thriving!
Places Available


Wednesday 11th November 2020
COLNE POINT & HOWLANDS MARSH
Howlands Marsh is a super place for birding in the winter and on past tours we have seen Western Marsh Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon and Black-legged Kittiwake which was a surprise! Colne Point is our afternoon location where Grey Partridge, Merlin, Corn Bunting, Western Barn Owl, Common Kingfisher and other goodies await us.
2 Places Available


Thursday 17th December 2020
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 and Western Marsh Harriers plus the chance of Western Barn Owl, Great Egret and vast flocks of wildfowl and waders. There is a superb café on site that will certainly be visited!
2 Places Available