Druridge Bay - Northumbrian Coastline, 16 April 2022
April can be the best of times to birdwatch in North-East England. While many winter visitors are departing, some of our summer visitors like the Marsh Harrier, Avocet and Sedge Warbler are arriving back.
Join our full day tour of some marvellous nature reserves along Druridge Bay. We start at East Chevington where there is still a good chance of wintering wildfowl, while birds like the Twite and Snow Bunting can be found on the beach. We will check the sea for returning seabirds such as Razorbill and Guillemot - birds preparing to breed again on the Farnes and Coquet Island. From here we move to Druridge pools where we have more chances of seeing wintering wildfowl alongside Garganey and perhaps a Spoonbill.
Our final stop of the day will be Cresswell Pond where Barn Owl can sometimes be seen and Avocets are increasingly regular. In addition the proximity of the reserve to the sea means there is a good chance of seeing various wildfowl that commute between here and the sea - ducks like the Wigeon, Goldeneye and Red-breasted Merganser.
We will start off with a check of the sea and beach before moving on to Cresswell, Druridge Pools, and finally EastChevington.
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.
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Tour Length: 1 day.
Walking Effort: Minimal
Leaders: Andrew Kinghorn