Dominic Couzens writes: As a quick heads-up to subscribers of the Birdwords newsletter, these are the trips I will be running this autumn. They are open to all and are chosen to showcase the best of the season. Please do book up early to get your place.
10.30am-4.00pm unless stated otherwise. £15 per person per day. Bring packed lunch. Book early – places limited.
Friday 7th October – Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex
Great favourite, for migrants and wildfowl
Tuesday 11th October – Adur Estuary, Shoreham, West Sussex
Good variety of habitats, birds to match
Thursday 20th October – West Wittering, West Sussex
Big wader variety, lots of tame Brent Geese
Friday 11th November – Hook with Warsash, Hampshire
For waders close up
Friday 25th November – Chidham and Cobnor, West Sussex
Great waterbird site, good for Merlin
Thursday 1st December – The Burgh, West Sussex
Famous for raptors and owls
Friday 9th December – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire
Birding in comfort for Avocets, waders, Marsh Harrier
Tuesday 13th December – Wisley and Papercourt, Surrey
Come for half a day (£7.50) or the full one. Good Christmas shopping and birding
SPECIAL TEN-PERSON TRIPS
Special trips for small groups only. £25 per person.
10.30am-4.00pm. Bring packed lunch. Book early – places very limited.
Tuesday 27th September – Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes, Hampshire
Expect 70-80 species in migrant hotspot
Thursday 3rd November – East Meon, West Sussex
For winter raptors, our first visit at this season
Tuesday 15th November – Thorney Island, West Sussex
Long healthy walk for sensational bird variety
WEDNESDAY MORNINGS IN DORSET AND HAMPSHIRE
£8 per person per trip. Open to all. Please book. 10.00am-12.00pm.
28th September – Hengistbury Head
5th October – Upton Country Park, Poole
12th October – Longham Lakes, Ferndown, Dorset
19th October – Morden Bog, near Wareham
2nd November – Middlebere
9th November – Crichel Lake, near Wimborne
16th November – Lodmoor
23rd November – Stanpit Marsh, Christchurch
30th November – Durlston Country Park, Swanage
7th December – Poole Park and Baiter