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Curlews by Janis Gascoigne

In spring and summer the high heather moorlands and blanket bogs are alive with the evocative calls of wading birds including golden plover, lapwing, curlew and dunlin; -- black grouse dance on their leks and merlin and peregrine falcon race through the air. Pheasant, grouse, partridge, snipe, ring ouzel, heron and redshank all compete for your viewing pleasure.

Go bird watching with a Wild North Discovery Guide.

We run guided bird tours on demand to help you get the most out of the unique variety of birdlife in the North Pennines. With our local knowledge we can take you to the places you are most likely to encounter some of the rarer inhabitants like nightjar and black grouse. If you are new to bird watching we can give you a half day introduction full of useful tips to get you started with confidence, we'll even lend you some binoculars for the day.

Enjoy a day at Low barnes Nature Reserve.

Visit Walworth Castle Birds of Prey a family run falconry centre with all birds being flown daily and the emphasis on fun and education
Set in the stunning grounds of Walworth Castle, just 10 mins from the A1 and A68 the falconry centre is the perfect place for a fun, family day out.


Web links to more information;

Explore North Pennines : Birds

ID Guide to birds of the open moorland

Advice on watching birds

The Birdwatchers Code of Conduct