Bird Watching Trips
Bird watching trips are available during November through until April.
During the winter months we have over 300,000 birds inhabit our coastline, travelling in from Scandinavia, our mudflats attract them as they are like a massive larder to these birds to feed up on. Local birds sighted include Curlews, Cormorants, Egrets, Turnstones, Knots, Marsh Harriers, Shags, Sanderling, Dunlin, Brent Geese, Swans, Shell Ducks, Mallard, Oyster Catchers, Bar-Tailed Godwits, Black-Tailed Godwits, Ringed Plover, Redshank and Greenshank, Whimbrel, Herons, Greylag Geese, Guillemots, Red-Throated Diver, Great Nothern Diver, Avocets, Spoonbills and not forgetting the common and black-headed gulls and common terns and many more. Wildlife and bird watching groups and clubs are all welcome.
The 2 most popular trips offered through the winter months for the birdwatching are as follows:
1. Low water waders - exploring Tollesbury and Salcot creeks round the low tides gives us a fantastic opportunity to see the wading birds feasting on the mudflats and possibly see divers off in the deeper water.
2. High water murmurations - exploring Tollesbury creeks on high tide provides us with spectacular sights as the birds gather up in the air together forming mesmerising patterns overhead whilst ducks paddle amongst the tide-flooded lagoons of marshland.
Cost: £100 for up to 6 passengers or £180 for up to 12 passengers.
It is advisable for the bird watching trip to limit it to 6 people for comfort during the trip.
Why not give me a call on 07791 859624 now to discuss your preferred date and I will have a look at the tides to see what is available for the day.
Every trip is different and you never know what you might see. We frequently see seals on these trips and occasionally we are lucky enough to also see porpoises too!
Wildlife is in abundance around Mersea Island and you never know what you might come across including the Mersea Seal!