Druridge Bay - Northumbrian Coastline, 08 May 2021

May can be a fantastic time to birdwatch in North-East England. Nearly all of the

UK's summer visitors have arrived by this point and so this trip will make for a

great day.

Join our full day tour of some marvellous nature reserves along Druridge Bay. 

We start at Cresswell where we will hope to catch up with smart breeding 

plumage waders such as Black-tailed Godwit and Avocet. We will all take a look

out to sea where we can expect to see Sandwich and Arctic Terns that will be

fishing to feed their young. From here we will move onto Druridge Pools where

there is always a chance we could encounter something a little bit special,

previous years on this date have seen Spoonbill, Garganey, Wood Sandpiper,

Glossy Ibis, and Cattle Egret. There is also an outside chance of Little Owl here.


We will move onto East Chevington NWT where we should hopefully connect

with Marsh Harrier. Sedge and Reed Warblers should be conspicuous as they

sing around the reserve. We will take another look out to sea here and so

we may catch up with seabirds feeding offshore such as Gulliemot and Razorbill,

whilst there is also a chance of lingering Red-throated Divers that at this stage

in the year are very attractive birds.

We ran this trip in 2019 in April and it was a brilliant trip, birds were singing and displaying and we managed to see 67 species throughout the day. 

The price for a full day tour is £65 for one person or £60 each if you book as a group of two or more people. If you are interested in coming, please get in touch using either the details below or our Contact Us page.


Tour Information



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Tour Length: 1 day.

Walking Effort: Minimal

Leader: Andrew Kinghorn