Birdwatching Trips Winter Special Day Tours For Special Birds

Red-billed Chough are always popular birds to see here in North Wales come and see them.

In these very uncertain COVID-19 times we are trying our very best to keep our business afloat and a huge thank you to all the lovely folks who have been able to join us recently despite testing times.

We have been forced to cancel all our overseas tours this winter, fingers crossed our Spring tours will go ahead, so in light of this we are offering day trips here in North Wales and custom Tours for Two to anywhere in the UK, restrictions allowing, that you would like to visit.

Our special Winter Day Tours will focus on great birdwatching experiences and allow our guests plenty of time to enjoy special birds and the beautiful places they are found in. These tours can be booked at very short notice and are designed to be flexible and catered just for you. We are also offering these tours at a special price of just £120 for the day for one person by themselves or two people booking together. We will advertise the agreed date and if someone else is able to book on the same daytrip, we will reduce the price to just £75 per person.

Each trip will start at 8.30am at west shore Llandudno and return there at 4.30pm – free parking here. If you prefer to arrive by train we can collect you from Llandudno Railway Station at a mutually agreed time. Llandudno has a wide range of hotels and B&B’s should you wish to make it a longer trip. All our day trips can be combined into packages to suit you, just ask for details. These special day tours will run from 1st November to the end of February 2021, COVID-19 restrictions allowing.

We have a range of tours to choose from…

Most winters a few Snow Buntings visit the North Wales coast always a delight to see.

Best of North Wales We will look for the most interesting species that are in the area on the day and will be very flexible on what we look for and where. Some of the species we may look for include Chough, Hawfinch, Goshawk, Peregrine, Divers, Grebes, Waders, Wildfowl and of course any unusual species that might be in the area perhaps a Snow Bunting or Firecrest.

Hawfinch Hunt We will spend the day looking for these beautiful finches, we have a number of locations that we see the birds at fairly regularly so if you have the patience we have a good chance. Of course we will enjoy all the other birds we encounter along the way which could include Goshawk and Dipper amongst many others. If we are successful early on with the Hawfinches we will spend the rest of the day looking for birds in the local area.

Goshawk Hunt We will spend the day looking for these spectacular raptors, we have a number of locations that we see the birds at fairly regularly so if you have the patience we have a good chance. Of course we will enjoy all the other birds we encounter along the way which could include Crossbill and Dipper amongst many others. If we are successful early on with the Goshawks we will spend the rest of the day looking for birds in the local area.

Divers, Grebes and Scoter A Master Class These birds can be tricky to see and tricky to identify so this day is designed to help you get to grips these winter visitors. We do need a calm day for this to work so look out for high pressure systems over North Wales and book then! We will spend the day along the coast in search of Great Northern Divers and Red-throated Divers and maybe with a lot of luck Black-throated Diver along with Great-crested and Slavonian Grebes. We will also check the flocks of Common Scoter to see if we can find a Velvet Scoter amongst them and perhaps even a rare Surf Scoter. Of course we will enjoy lots of other great birds along the way.

Birdwatching Taster Tour We are also offering half day introduction to birdwatching tours a great way to learn more about the wonderful birds around us. A gentle pace walking tour of RSPB Conwy, COVID-19 restrictions allowing, to help you enjoy birds and the pleasure of birdwatching. Perhaps you have been enjoying the birds in your garden and would like to learn more and it is a great way to relax and put the crazy world on hold for a few hours. We can supply binoculars for use on the trip and we will have top of the range Leica telescopes to help you have really good looks at the birds. This introduction to birdwatching tour starts at RSPB Conwy at 9.30am and will return to the car park by 12.30pm. These tours are priced to allow beginners to try birdwatching for the first time at £25 per person, maximum four guests on each tour. Booking in advance is essential on all our tours.

All the above tours include guided birdwatching by one guide, use of top of the range Leica telescopes, loan of binoculars if required please ask in advance, use of our field guides, transport where required during the tour.

All the above tours do not include transport to and from the meeting place, food and drinks – on day tours we usually stop for a café lunch but we can take a picnic lunch if you prefer again please let us know in advance – an items of a personal nature and travel insurance.

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Be guided by the very best guides who can show you the very best birds - safely.

Come and join us for a “Tour for Two” – very small group just two guests with two guides, tailormade itinerary, low risk in these COVID-19 times and of course lots of birds and an excellent chance of enjoying them all. Do drop us a line and we can make all the arrangements be it a day trip, two days, three day or as long a tour as you wish. Our recent Tours for Two have visited the Highlands of Scotland, North Wales, Norfolk and the Yorkshire coast and we are planning many more! Let us know where you would like to go and we can put together a proposal perfect for you.

We would love you to join us on our Birdwatching Trips in the future just drop us a line to arrange your tour and please see our tours pages for set departure trips. If you have any questions at all please fire away here….

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds in beautiful places with you soon!

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