Norfolk Birdwatching Houseparty October 2020
Guided Birdwatching Trips

Friday 16th to Friday 23rd October 2020

Just one double room left, please email us on for details


Please email us on for details of our next Norfolk Birdwatching Houseparty


Burnham Overy Staithe


Come and enjoy exciting autumn birdwatching that Britain has to offer on the North Norfolk coast. The skies will be full of swirling flocks of waders and wildfowl as thousands of birds arrive from continental Europe seek milder conditions for the winter. With resident birds and autumn migrants it is the most exciting time of year for birdwatching and the perfect time to enjoy birds in large numbers on the North Norfolk coast. In October anything can and does turn up on this fantastic stretch of wild coastline.

Pink-footed Geese land at Holkham

Join our relaxed-pace guided birdwatching holiday as we spend the week based in a wonderful, comfortably-appointed house right on the shore on this unspoiled stretch of coastline in North Norfolk. Each day we enjoy an exciting day's birdwatching as we visit some of Britain’s flagship nature reserves and hidden corners in this beautiful area, and we will take our time to watch resident birds along with the masses of migrants arriving.

We hope to see such charismatic bird species as Avocet, Bittern, Bearded Tit, Hen and Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Common Crane, Dartford Warbler, Snow Bunting and Cetti's Warbler. The main focus for this week will be the migrant birds heading south for the winter. The North Norfolk coast is one of the best places to witness bird migration. We have an excellent chance of enjoying some very special birds indeed which could include Yellow-browed Warbler, Lapland Bunting, Richard's Pipit, and perhaps a real rarity or two. Highlights of previous Octobers have included Red-flanked Bluetail, Isabelline Shrike, and Olive-backed Pipit. Of course, in Norfolk there's always the good chance of something special. Expect to see over 120 bird species during our stay in this magical part of the world.

Image right: Pink-footed Geese coming in to land

Holkham Chimneys 2.jpg

During our week-long stays we will also visit the famous nature reserves at RSPB Titchwell, Cley NWT, Holkham NNR, Welney WWT, Hickling Broad and Holme Bird Observatory. We will draw on our huge experience of birding in this area and will also be in constant touch with the very latest birding information to ensure we see as many bird species as possible. The pace of the tour will be relaxed as we have six full birding days to enjoy the birdwatching delights of North Norfolk.

Image right: The elaborate chimneys at Holkham

Barn Owl 1.jpg

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

Image right: Everybody's favourite: Barn Owl

Snow Bunting 2 Kinmel Bay

Our guided birdwatching holiday in Norfolk includes seven nights’ accommodation on a fully inclusive basis (breakfast, lunch and evening meals), guided birdwatching throughout the trip, entrance to all nature reserves, use of our field guides and top-of-the-range telescopes and individual checklists of the birds we will be looking for.

Image right: Snow Bunting, these birds will be arriving on the Norfolk coast

Other Information

The price of the trip is £1175 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double ensuite bedroom for seven nights. Please ask us for details of the single room supplement. There will be only six participants plus your two guides, Alan and Ruth, on this guided birdwatching holiday to ensure everyone has the best possible experience. Lunches will be taken at local cafes, and evening meals will be in some of the wonderful inns and restaurants that this area has to offer. The excellent food is just one of the many highlights of our Norfolk tours. All meals are included from evening meal on Day one until lunch on Day eight.

The price does not include: personal travel insurance, alcoholic drinks, additional drinks/snacks, travel to and from agreed pick-up points, any items of a personal nature.

For more information about our Norfolk Birdwatching Houseparties, please call us on 01492 872407 or email us on for more details on how to reserve your place.

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing Norfolk’s fabulous birdlife with you!

General Tour Information:


Easy to moderate. Walks are on trails and footpaths which may have an uneven surface. Although we include some quite long walks on our Norfolk tour, the landscape is very flat and there are usually plenty of hides and benches. You should be able to walk unaided at least two miles on rough or uneven surfaces. Please contact us if you have any concerns over your participation.


Payment can be made by cheque or electronic bank transfer. We ask for 20% deposit upon booking with the balance due by 70 days before travel. Full details are provided on our Booking Form. Please ensure you also see our Terms and Conditions and Booking Confirmation Statement. We are compliant with the Packaged Travel Regulations 2018 and have Financial Failure Insurance in place to give you and your money the fullest possible protection.


Transport will be in a comfortable air-conditioned minibus


Accommodation will be in a very comfortable self-catering property, all bedrooms are ensuite. There is no lift in the property.


This tour will run with a minimum of five and a maximum of six guests. The tour will go ahead provided at least five guests have booked by 70 days before the start of the tour.


Please see our Booking Form and Terms and Conditions on our website.Please ask us if you would like us to send you a copy.

Travel and medical Insurance:

Please make sure you have the correct insurance cover in place for this tour before the start of the trip.

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Burnham Norton sunset

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