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Best of North Wales January 2015 with Bird Watching Magazine

Snow on the beach at Kinmel Bay

We have again teamed up with the most popular bird magazine, Bird Watching, to offer a wonderful winter break. North Wales is a marvellous destination at any time of year so what better way to start 2015 than spending time enjoying great birds in stunning scenery.

January offers masses of wildfowl and waders plus some very special resident birds. The variety of habitats in a small area provide a huge range of species all in amazing landscapes. From high mountains, through forests, valleys, estuaries, marshes and dramatic sea-cliffs we enjoy lots of great birds.

During this five day tour we will look for such exciting birds as Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Shag, Whooper Swan, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Common Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Red Kite, Peregrine Falcon, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Rock Pipit, Dipper, Stonechat, Chough, Hawfinch and any scarce or rare birds that maybe in the area. We hope to enjoy around 120 species during the tour.

Two Whooper Swans

Your guides will be the local experts Alan Davies and Ruth Miller, who have many years experience as professional bird guides. Alan is author of the acclaimed site guide "Best Birdwatching Sites in North Wales" and Ruth has published a series of birdwatching and walking guides to North Wales called Birds, Boots and Butties. Both Alan and Ruth worked for the RSPB before setting up their succesful bird tour company in 2009. They now spend much of their time sharing the birdlife and scenery of North Wales with visitors to this wonderful part of the UK.

Hawfinch Roy de Hass

The tour is based at the Princes Arms Hotel, Trefriw, in the scenic Conwy Valley with birdwatching from your window! This lovely country hotel overlooks the Conwy River and adjacent fields, a perfect location. The meals at the hotel will be just one of the many highlights of this tour. Additional nights can be arranged at the hotel if you would like to extend your break.


Date - 24th - 28th January 2015

Price £750 per person, no single supplement.

Your Holiday

Day One

Our tour starts with arrival at the Princes Arms in the picturesque Conwy Valley in time for lunch. After lunch we visit nearby RSPB Conwy where we expect to enjoy waders and wildfowl at close range.

Day Two

We visit the beautiful island of Anglesey with its dramatic coastal scenery. Chough and Black Guillemot will be high on our wanted list but we will also look for raptors, waders and wintering wildfowl on the pools, lakes and estuaries of the island. A visit to RSPB South Stack will be one of the many highlights on this day.

Day Three

Today we head south to the coast of Cardigan Bay in search of seaducks. We hope to enjoy Long-tailed Ducks and flocks of Scoter. We will aslo look for Whooper Swans, Pale-bellied Brent Geese, Great Northern Divers and more all in stunning scenery.

Day Four

We head to the Dee Estuary in search of more raptors, wildfowl and waders and perhaps a Great white Egret. Other highlights could include Water Rail and Little Owl. A visit to RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands will be included in this exciting day.

Day Five

We spend the morning exploring the Conwy Valley and adjacent woodland in search of the elusive Hawfinch among many other species. We return to the hotel for lunch before guests depart on their homeward journey at the end of our North Wales Tour.

Of course if you should like to extend your stay this can easily be arranged and we can offer custom guided birdwatching for you.

To book your place on this exclusive small group tour, maximum six participants, simply call us on 01492 872407 or email us on....

We look forward to enjoying the very best of birdwatching in North Wales with you in January 2015.

If you have any questions at all please do ask we are here to make the tour perfect for you. If the dates, 24-28 January 2015 are not ideal for you please contact us and we can arrange a custom tour for you on dates that are perfect for you.

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