Bespoke Birdwatching

Join us for a special bespoke experience learning about local winter birds.

21st Jan

This half-day excursion will be an immersive and distinctive learning opportunity with the chance to walk beside the local Horsey Island nature reserve with two local bird specialists.

Starting in the Velator car park, this half-day experience will begin with an introduction and briefing from the event leaders. You will then be led down the Velator bank pathway alongside the river Caen, which offers beautiful views of the Braunton marshes as you continue toward Horsey Island. There will be plenty of opportunity to look at the various species that winter on this particular patch of land and time to ask lots of questions.

Martin Unwin and Martin Batt, who will be leading the experience are local to the North Devon area and specialists in the local birds that live on and around Horsey Island and are both keen to share their knowledge of the local area.

You can expect to see birds such as Lapwing, Curlew, Red Shank, Oyster Catchers, and possibly the more elusive Marsh Harrier and Kingfisher.

After the walk there will the opportunity to head to the Quay café in Velator for lunch (LUNCH NOT INLUCDED) to regroup and discus the exciting sightings of the morning. Anyone planning to attend the café afterward must notify the event organiser in advance by responding to the email sent with the event details closer to the day so café can be notified.

Bring your own binoculars with you if you have them. Wear sensible, sturdy footwear and warm, waterproof clothing.

There is limited free parking at Velator Quay car park, and there is also space further down the road outside the Quay café.

Please note that we cannot guarantee good weather for this day. If the weather forecast is really bad we will postpone to a later date. If you are unable to reschedule a refund will be issued.