Winter Birdwatching in Norfolk
Guided Birdwatching Trip February 2021

Saturday 20th - Thursday 25th February 2021


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Norfolk Birdwatching Trip



There’s nowhere better to be in February than on the North Norfolk coast. This beautiful stretch of unspoiled coastline holds year-round fascination for birdwatchers and we will enjoy resident birds along with wintering wildfowl, waders and raptors. We hope to see such charismatic species as Avocet, Bittern, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harriers, Barn Owl and Dartford Warbler, as well as Common Crane, Snow Bunting and Shore Lark and any other special birds that may be in the area. Expect to see around 120 species during our stay in this magical part of the world.

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Great views of Brent Geese feeding in the harbour

Whooper Swan tongue


Day 1, Saturday

The tour starts on Saturday afternoon at RSPB Titchwell on the North Norfolk coast where we meet the group. We spend the afternoon birding at the superb reserve of RSPB Titchwell, seeing masses of birds. We will respond to the latest bird news for any scarce and rare birds in the area.

Overnight in our comfortable hotel on the North Norfolk coast close to the marshes teeming with birds.

Image right: How close do you like your Whooper Swans?

Spotted Redshank Sept Titchwell 1Days 2, 3, 4 and 5, Sunday - Wednesday

Being based so close to the best birdwatching locations will give us plenty of time to explore the unspoiled coastline of North Norfolk. Our exact itinerary will be governed by the weather and latest bird news. During our time in the area we will explore the best birding sites at RSPB Titchwell, Cley NWT and Holkham NNR and respond to bird news as it comes in. We will also be keeping our eyes peeled for those special local mammal residents including four species of deer, common seals and brown hares.

Overnight in our comfortable hotel on the North Norfolk coast.

Image right: Spotted Redshank show off on the lagoons

Cley-next-the-Sea Windmill

Day 6, Thursday

After some pre-breakfast birding, we spend the rest of the morning mopping up any species we may have missed before saying goodbye to the North Norfolk coast around lunchtime.

Image right: Iconic windmill at Cley-next-the-Sea

During our stay we will be looking for:

Slavonian Grebe, Fulmar, Bittern, Bewick's Swan, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose, Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, dark bellied Brent Goose, Egyptian Goose, Red-crested Pochard, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Peregrine, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Partridge, Water Rail, Common Crane, Avocet, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Spotted Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Shore Lark, Cetti's Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Bearded Tit, Brambling, Twite, Snow Bunting, Corn Bunting and any other scarce or rare birds that we may encounter.

Avocet x 2
We know you will love North Norfolk with its wide open landscapes, big skies and masses of birds. We will be staying in a lovely hotel which offers very comfortable ensuite double and twin rooms and provides excellent breakfasts and evening meals focusing on local produce. We use this hotel regularly on our holidays in this area as it is located on the coast so our birdwatching can start right from the very doorstep.

Drawing on our huge experience of running tours in this area, we visit the best birdwatching sites that North Norfolk has to offer. We will also be in touch with the latest birdwatching information to ensure we see as many birds as possible. The pace of the tour will be relaxed as we take our time to enjoy the wonderful birds in the area as well as visiting some of the lovely local cafes for lunch.

Image right: Avocet, a great success story in East Anglia

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On this small-group guided birdwatching tour, we take a maximum of six participants and two guides, Alan and Ruth, to make sure that everyone receives individual attention and the best possible opportunities to enjoy the all birds that we encounter. At BirdwatchingTrips, we work hard to ensure that everyone enjoys the best possible guided birdwatching experience.

Our guided birdwatching holiday in Norfolk includes five nights’ accommodation in an ensuite double or twin room on a fully inclusive basis (ie breakfasts, lunches and evening meals from evening meal on Day 1 through to lunch on Day 6), guided birdwatching throughout the trip, entrance to all nature reserves, use of our field guides and top-of-the-range telescopes, free loan of binoculars for the trip if requested in advance, and individual checklists of the birds we will be looking for.

Image right: Everybody's favourite - Barn Owl

Other Information:

The price of this fully-inclusive guided birdwatching holiday is £TBC per person based on two people sharing (sorry, but we have to pass on the single room supplement from the hotel of £TBC for the trip). There will be a maximum of six participants plus your two guides, Alan and Ruth, on this guided birdwatching trip to ensure everyone has the best possible experience.Breakfasts and evening meals will be taken at our hotel while lunches will be enjoyed at local cafes.

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

To book your place online on our guided birdwatching tour to Norfolk or for more information, please email us on

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 hotel, all bedrooms are ensuite. Most rooms are on the ground floor. Please note there is no lift to any of the upstairs bedrooms but we will be very happy to help you with your luggage.


This tour will run with a minimum of three and a maximum of six guests. The tour will go ahead provided at least three 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.

Burnham Norton sunset

Terms and Conditions:

Please see Terms and Conditions for our Terms and Conditions.

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