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Norfolk January Birding Week

For all the information about our exciting birdwatching daytrips, UK tours and overseas trips, please click on the link to our new website:

Come and join us at BirdwatchingTrips with The Biggest Twitch for the very best birdwatching trips in North Wales, the UK and beyond!

Titchwell Golden Plover

Enjoy the spectacle of masses of birds

There’s nowhere better to be in January than on the North Norfolk coast to enjoy a real bird spectacle. The skies will be full of swirling flocks of waders and wildfowl, winter thrushes will be feeding in the hedgerows, we'll look for Snow Buntings and Shore Larks on the beaches, scan for raptors quartering the marshes and watch for Common Cranes in the Broads.

This beautiful stretch of unspoiled coastline holds year-round fascination for birdwatchers and we will spend our week enjoying all the resident birds . We hope to see such charismatic species as Avocet, Bittern, Bearded Tit, Marsh Harrier, Barn Owl, Common Crane, Dartford Warbler and Corn Bunting. As well as the regular species, we'll also keep an eye out for any rarities in the area. Expect to see around 120 species during our stay in this magical part of the world.

Cley bird spectacle

There's always a wonderful bird spectacle at Cley NWT Reserve

During our week-long stay we will visit the famous nature reserves at RSPB Titchwell, Cley NWT, Holkham NNR, Hickling Broad and Holme Bird Observatory. We will draw on our huge experience of birding in this area and will also be in constant touch with the very latest birding information to ensure we see the maximum number of species possible. The pace of the tour will be relaxed as we have six full birding days to enjoy the delights of North Norfolk at peak migration time.

Cottage view

Relax and enjoy the view from the beautiful terrace of our comfortable home-from-home on the coast


Day 1:

The tour starts on Saturday afternoon at our very comfortable accommodation overlooking the harbour at Burnham Overy Staithe where we will be based for the duration of the tour. Alternatively, if you prefer not to make your own way, we can offer a free transfer from North Wales to Norfolk with pick-up points en route by prior arrangement. Please contact us for details.

Days 2-7:

Our itinerary will be governed by the weather and latest bird news. During our time in the area we will explore the best birding sites and respond to bird news as it comes in. The emphasis will be on enjoying wonderful winter birding. We will also be keeping our eyes peeled for those special mammal residents including four species of deer, common seals and brown hares. Weather permitting, we may also take a boat trip during our stay to Blakeney Point to search for migrants and to view the seal colony.

Day 8:

After some early morning birding, we say goodbye to Burnham Overy Staithe and conclude our tour.

Titchwell Avocet

Beautiful Avocets - a regular encounter

Our holiday includes seven nights’ accommodation on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis, guiding throughout the trip, transport in our minibus during the tour, boat trip (weather permitting), entrance to all reserves, use of our field guide and Leica optics, individual checklist.

The cost of the trip is £775 per person with a minimum of five participants, based on two people sharing a twin room. Single room supplement may apply, please ask for details. There will be a maximum of six participants on this holiday to ensure everyone has individual attention.

The cost does not include: personal travel insurance, lunches, drinks, travel to and from agreed pick-up points, any items of a personal nature.

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The iconic windmill at Cley

During our stay we will be looking for:

Red-throated Diver, Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, Fulmar, Bittern, Bewick's Swan, Whooper Swan, Taiga Bean Goose, Pink-footed Goose, European White-fronted Goose, Barnacle Goose, Brent Goose, Egyptian Goose, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter, Smew, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard, Merlin, Peregrine, Red-legged Partridge, Grey Partridge, Golden Pheasant, Water Rail, Common Crane, Avocet, Golden Plover, Knot, Ruff, Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Spotted Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Barn Owl, Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Shore Lark, Water Pipit, Waxwing, Cetti's Warbler, Dartford Warbler, Bearded Tit, Great Grey Shrike, Brambling, Twite, Lapland Bunting, Snow Bunting, Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting and any other scarce or rare birds that we may encounter.

To reserve your place on this tour or for more details, please call us on 01492 872407 or email us on

We look forward to hearing from you and sharing Norfolk’s fabulous birdlife with you!


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