BIRDING ACROSS THE CHANNEL
4th – 8th May 2023
Northern France holds a number of excellent birdwatching sites hosting several desirable species that are hard (or impossible) to see in Britain, and couple with the excellent transport links from Kent these species are well within easy reach for an enjoyable short birding trip.
Species such as Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover (now extinct as a breeding bird in Britain), White Stork, Spoonbill, Great and Cattle Egrets, Night Heron, Little Bittern, Black and Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Golden Oriole, Red-backed Shrike, Short-toed Treecreeper, Crested Lark, Zitting Cisticola, Bluethroat, European Serin and Crested Tit are all available and make for an action-packed couple of days!
Our tour will start in Kent, and use the Eurostar to cross into France, making this an ideal trip for anyone who wants to savour some European birding close to home with out the need for flying. Huge wetlands such as those at Marquentere, warrant two full days exploration as we seek a variety of herons, breeding Savi’s & Melodious Warblers and a wealth of waders among the reedy waterways and pools. The larger tracts of woodland are also still home to Black Woodpeckers, and we willl spend some time looking for this and other woodland species too. We are based throughout at a single hotel, located close to the Somme Estuary.
You can expect to see around 120 species on this tour
Single Room Supplement: TBA
Group Size: Seven plus leader
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