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Wildlife of Suffolk: Minsmere & Orford Ness

27 Jan — 31 Jan 2020 | Tour Director: Kevin Hand

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Tour Director

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Kevin Hand,

MSc, MCIEEM

conservationist, ornithologist and environmental consultant

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Itinerary

Day

1

Tour assembles 1600 at Ipswich Station then continues to Thorpeness for four nights at Thorpeness Hotel. Welcome and introductory talk.

Day

2

Boat trip down River Ore to Havergate Island (wintering avocets, waders, common seals, possibility of short-eared owls). Afternoon at Staverton Thicks (ancient deer park with some of the finest old trees in Suffolk). Evening talk.

Day

3

Dunwich Heath (disappearing cliffs, estuary) followed by Minsmere for shingle ridges and reed-beds (migrant waders, wintering wildfowl, bearded tits, roosting starlings). Afternoon: walk through woods, marshes and meadows (marsh and hen harrier, barn owl, goldeneye, Bewick’s swan), watch for red deer at dusk. Evening talk.

Day

4

Whole day in Orford including ferry to Orford Ness (largest vegetated shingle spit in Europe, tour of AWRE ‘pagodas’). Evening talk.

Day

5

Morning at North Warren Reserve (coastal waders, gulls, seabirds). Tour disperses 1300 at hotel and 1400 at Ipswich Station.

Tour Dates

27 Jan — 31 Jan 2020

Days

5

Cost

£1195

Tour Code

WILS-20

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Cost of £1195 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one packed lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £175.

 
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