Day out on the Dee:
Waders, wildfowl and raptors galore!
Guided Birdwatching on the Dee Estuary


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Dee Estuary Birdwatching Daytrip


Dee Estuary Daytrip 15.02.21

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Monday 15th February 2021 Tours
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Dee Estuary Daytrip 03.06.21

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Thursday 3rd June 2021 Tours
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Come and join us for exciting birding any time of year on our Day out on the Dee! We explore a range of habitats and locations on the Welsh and English side of this huge estuary, visiting wide open marshes, saltmarsh and freshwater lagoons and some areas of damp woodland too. This gives us an excellent chance of encountering some scarce raptors along with huge numbers of wildfowl and waders which will be on their wintering grounds. Expect to see a lot of birds!

Black tailed Godwit Sept Cley

Black-tailed Godwit, just one of the waders we will be looking for

Please see below for more details of this wonderful daytrip.

Avocet reflection

Avocets now breed on an RSPB reserve here

Ruff Sept Titchwell

Ruff stuff on the pools of the Dee Estuary!

Pintail morfa mad

On this exciting daytrip packed with bird en mass, we will visit a variety of habitats both in North Wales and across the border in England, but don't worry, you won't need your passport! On both sides of the impressive Dee Estuary we will visit the best birdwatching locations to look for our target species. These may include flocks of wintering wildfowl such as Wigeon, Teal, and Pintail, waders including Black-tailed Godwit, Common Snipe and Golden Plover, and with luck, maybe a Whooper Swan or two. Looking up, we will scan the skies for raptors including Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Merlin. Other birds in this fascinating area may also include Stock Dove, Little Owl and Stonechat.

Image right: Elegant Pintail will be on our target list

Parkgate Marsh

With many years’ experience in running popular guided daytrips throughout the year, we know just where to go for the best birds. We are also in touch with the latest bird news so we can look for any special birds that may be in the area. We always take our time to enjoy good looks at all the birds we encounter to give you the best possible experience.

Expect a bird-packed and fun-filled guided birdwatching daytrip!

Image right: Wide open spaces and big skies of the Dee Estuary

Two Whooper Swans

On this small-group guided birdwatching daytrip, we take a maximum of six participants to make sure that everyone enjoys individual attention and the best possible opportunities for watching all the birds that we encounter. At BirdwatchingTrips with The Biggest Twitch, we work hard to ensure that everyone enjoys the best possible guided birdwatching experience.

Most trips start at Llandudno West Shore at 8am, but please contact us for more details as this may vary on certain tours and we are very flexible about pick up points and start times we want the day to be perfect for you. If you would like more information, please email us on

Please note that all our birdwatching daytrips may involve going up and down steps, and a walk of up to a mile unaided over rough and uneven ground. Please email us on or call us on 01492 872407 if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Image right: We look for wintering Whooper Swans

Short eared Owl Dee Jan 1


Monday 15th February 2021
Thursday 3rd June 2021

More dates will be posted throughout the year, so please check back for more. If you don't see a date that suits you, please email us on for more alternatives.

If we are unable to run our Birdwatching Daytrip because of Covid-19 restrictions, we will of course be happy to rearrange the daytrip.

Booking is essential to ensure your place on our popular guided birdwatching daytrips. If you can't make these dates, let us arrange a custom tour on a date to suit you. If you would like to discuss our daytrips or a custom tour, please email us on or call us on 01492 872407 for more information.

Image right: Short-eared Owl, photo taken on one of our birdwatching trips to the Dee Estuary


£150 per person, maximum six participants

This price includes a full day’s escorted guided birdwatching, entrance fees to all nature reserves where applicable, use of our field guides, use of our top-of-the-range Leica telescopes, free binocular loan on the day if requested, and individual checklists of the birds we will be looking for.

It does not include any personal items or meals, drinks or snacks.

To book your daytrip online, please click on the Pay Full Amount link at the top of this page, or if you prefer, please email us on for more information on how to reserve your place. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing great birds with you!

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