Uplands and Estuaries
Guided Birdwatching Daytrip


Please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk for details our
Uplands and Estuaries Daytrips.
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This exciting daytrip offers a real contrast of habitats as we divide our time between upland moors and broad estuaries. Join us as we look for the special birds each of these habitats has to offer.

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Black Grouse, high on everyone's most-wanted list

Please see below for more details of this exciting daytrip.


We explore the areas of open heather upland looking for moorland specialists including Black and Red Grouse, Stonechat, Peregrine and always the chance of a Hen Harrier. Following tumbling streams down off the moors through narrow valleys we look for Dipper and Grey Wagtail before making our way to the wide expanse of the Dee Estuary. Here we will be visiting a variety of habitats around this superb estuary looking for waders, wildfowl and more raptors. Target species include Black-tailed Godwit, Golden Plover, Lapwing, and with luck, perhaps a Merlin dashing through.

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: Obliging Stonechat perches up in full view

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On this special exlusive guided birdwatching daytrip, we take a maximum of two participants in our 4x4 vehicle because of the wild terrain we visit. We 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.

The Black Grouse are most active at first light and we need to be in place before dawn so as not to disturb the birds. Our trips start at Conwy RSPB, but please contact us for more details of the departure time of your particular tour as this will vary according to the time of year. If you would like more information, please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk.

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 info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk or call us on 01492 872407 if you would like to discuss this in more detail.

Image right: Close encounter with wintering Black-tailed Godwit

Red Grouse


Please contact us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk for details of our daytrips or to arrange a custom tour on a date to suit you.

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 info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk or call us on 01492 872407 for more information.

Image right: Cautious Red Grouse keeping an eye on us!


£150 per person sharing, maximum two participants

This price includes a full day’s escorted guided birdwatching with Alan and Ruth, cooked breakfast and a hot drink, entrance to all nature reserves, use of our telescopes and field guides, and individual checklists of the birds we will be looking for.

It does not include any personal items or meals apart from breakfast, additional drinks or snacks.

Please email us on info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk 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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