Songbirds day

Songbirds of lowlands and uplands

Our programme of walks for the summer begins with two days exploring birdsong.

Sunday 8th May 8:30 – 3:30

Sunday 5th June 8:30 – 3:30

Meet 8:15am in the parking area in Wooler Bus Station.

Beginning in the Harthope valley.

A nice range of species is fairly reliable here in a glorious setting: streamside – dipper, grey wagtail, common sandpiper, oystercatcher; upland woods – redstart, tree pipit, willow warbler, treecreeper, nuthatch; moorland – stonechat, whinchat, wheatear, ring ouzel, red grouse, curlew. We’ll break for coffee somewhere in the valley during the morning.

Lunch break in Wooler

River Till: if time allows, we’ll stop here awhile here to listen to riverside sounds in a lowland setting. Common sandpiper, sand martin, sedge warbler, goldfinch, linnet.

Roughting Linn and Ford Moss for the scrub warblers.
Two great sites for songbirds: whitethroat, blackcap, garden warbler, yellowhammer and linnet. With a good chance of something unexpected.

There will be many other species we come across during the day, but these are the main birds we’ll be listening to; we’ll be locating most of them by sound and enjoying their voices, but it’s also fun to see them, so bring binoculars. We’ll have a telescope on hand for sharing views.

Note that the exact itinerary may be changed depending how the breeding season develops.

For enquiries or to book a place:

01668 283525