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We are talking birds on the 2013 Leica BirdBox tour!

Leica announces the inaugural tour of the new Leica BirdBox

Leica will be visiting 10 key birding sites in August 2013. This is the first such tour and Leica will look to visit more sites with a larger geographical spread in following years.

Santee Team
You will have a very warm welcome at the Birdbox.

The Leica BirdBox will be hosted by Alan Davies & Ruth Miller of “The Biggest Twitch” fame. They will be available to give their own interpretation of the birding activities onsite each day and will add even more interest to the viewing experience of visitors.

After exploring the reserves, visitors will also be able to quiz the Leica team on their birding day out.

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In addition, there will be an email prize draw each day, restricted to same day visitors only with the first prize of a pair of Leica 8 x 20 binoculars and 3 runner-up prizes of exclusive Leica birding polo shirts.

Part of the Leica “Astute Observation” campaign, the Leica BirdBox tour is designed to complement the Company’s annual appearance at the British Birdfair Rutland and is recognition that not all Birders are able attend the Rutland show.

Birding Family 2
Everyone is very welcome to come to the Birdbox and talk birds.

Details of Leica BirdBox dates, locations and times below

Leica BirdBox Tour One Norfolk and Suffolk

Cley NWT North Scrape 1
The North Scrape at Cley Marshes NWT Reserve.

Weds 7th August, 10am to 4pm Cley Marshes Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, on the A149 just east of Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk NR25 7SA One of the UK’s premier birdwatching sites packed with waders and wildfowl.

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Thurs 8th August, 10am to 4pm Sculthorpe Moor Hawk and Owl Trust Nature Reserve, Turf Moor Road, Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9GN This reserve provides a rich variety of wildlife in its woodland, fen and reedbed habitats.

Common Crane 1 Finland 2013

Friday 9th August, 10am to 4pm Hickling Broad Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, clearly signposted 4km south of Stalham off the A149 Stalham to Caister-on-Sea road, Norfolk NR12 OBW This reserve is a haven for birds, rare Broadland plants and animals including Bitterns and swallowtail butterflies.

Barn Swallow 1

Saturday 10th August, 10am to 4pm Lackford Lakes Suffolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, Lackford, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP28 6HX, just a few minutes off the A14 This is a wonderfully diverse reserve with meadows, woodland, lakes, reed beds and streams packed with wildfowl and a great place to see raptors.

Sunrise Dunwich

Sunday 11th August, 10am to 5pm Dunwich Heath National Trust Reserve, Dunwich, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 3DJ An area of beautiful coastal heathland overlooking RSPB Minsmere, great for Dartford Warblers, Nightjars, Woodlarks, ant-lions, adders and much more.

Leica BirdBox Tour Two - Wales

Red Kite Sky 1

Weds 28th August, midday to 5pm Gigrin Red Kite Feeding Station, South Street, Rhayader, Powys, Mid-Wales, LD6 5BL, clearly signposted from the centre of Rhayader town on the A470 Your chance to see the spectacle of hundreds of beautiful Red Kites swirling above you.

Dyfi Osprey July

Thurs 29th August, 10am to 4pm Dyfi Osprey Project, Glandyfi, Machynlleth, Powys, Mid-Wales, SY20 8SR, clearly signposted alongside the A487 south of Machynlleth Wonderful views of nesting Ospreys as featured on Springwatch, plus an abundance of other wildlife.

Black Grouse April 2013 2

Friday 30th August, 10am to 4pm Coed Llandegla Forest Visitor Centre, Ruthin Rd, Llandegla, Wrexham, Denbighshire, North Wales LL11 3AA, clearly signposted off the A525 west of Wrexham The visitor centre lies amongst beautiful forest and moorland in the stunning Berwyn Mountains packed with wildlife; explore the many trails through the wonderful forest.


Saturday 31st August, 10am to 4pm Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Cerrigydrudion, Conwy, North Wales LL21 9TT, signposted off the A5 at Cerrigydrudion Llyn Brenig lake lies amongst heather moorland and forest with plenty to see; call in at the visitor centre for the commanding views and take a walk along the lakeside trails.

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Sunday 1st September, 10am to 4pm Pensychnant Nature Reserve, Sychnant Pass, Conwy, North Wales LL31 8BJ, Pensychnant is at the top of the Sychnant Pass Road, just 2½ miles west of Conwy Come and explore the ancient woodlands and heathland of this special, bird-rich reserve.

Alan at Heysham scope

We look forward to meeting you and talking birds and binoculars.


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