Multiple sessions available from 27 Jun 2020 to 26 Jul 2020
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To compliment our popular winter and spring bird boat trips, we thought we’d offer a slightly warmer option and create continue our summer tours for you to relax and enjoy. It’s not just the birds we’ll be focusing on, but also the wonderfully rich and scenic setting of the Wareham Channel and Frome Valley which at dawn lights up and plays host to numerous bird species through the summer. As we meander our way up the channel and into the river valley we’ll be listening out for songsters such as Cetti’s Warbler and Reed Warbler as well as looking out for summer migrants over Swineham Gravel Pits such as Swallows, House Martins and Swifts. Hunting Hobby favour the Arne Moors area and both Common and Sandwich Terns should be fishing out in the harbour. There should also be the first passage Osprey passing through the harbour and we could get lucky and one fishing in the Wareham Channel. The Lower Frome Valley and Wareham Channel are not easily accessible by foot, so why not join us on a low-tide summer dawn discovery tour to gain views of the mudflats and reedbeds not viewable from the mainland to see what passage waders are already heading south and which have returned.
The founders of the charity will be on board talking through their work around Poole Harbour and passing on birding tips for you to use elsewhere around the harbour.
Here at Birds of Poole Harbour we pride ourselves on monitoring the harbour’s bird life right the way through the year, gathering important and exciting information that we can then pass onto the public through our people engagement projects.
With only 60 spaces available per trip book your places early to avoid disappointment.
The trip will leave promptly from the Orange and white Greenslades kiosk on Poole Quay at the times detailed above.
Nearest public car park is the Quay Visitors multi-storey located at Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1SB.
Hot and cold drinks and a limited range of snacks are available on board.
All boats have toilet facilities on board, a heated, covered lower deck and an open top deck.
Although every effort will be made to sail, the final decision will remain with the owners and skipper of the boat.
June 27th 2020 - 8.00am - 11:30am
27 Jun 20208:00 - 11:30Add to calendar
July 26th 2020 - 8.00am - 11:30am
26 Jul 20208:00 - 11:30Add to calendar