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The Dee Estuary, on the North Wales / North-West England border, is one of the United Kingdom's premier birding locations for wetland and shorebirds. This Web site describes the best Dee Estuary birdwatching areas with detailed maps and latest bird news for dedicated twitchers and casual birdwatchers alike.

August Newsletter now published on this website featuring Species Spotlight - Ringed Plover, and a Red Rocks Update.
NEW - Little Tern Presentation Event at Prestatyn August 22nd, see Newsletter for details.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Aug 18
1 Marsh Harrier, 6 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Ruff, 1 Common Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
9 Greenshank in flash behind Bevyl Road Flash, Parkgate.
c1,500 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

Aug 17
1 Arctic Tern - New Brighton (ID confirmed!).
1 Golden Plover - Meols Shore.
1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Peregrine, 8 Spotted Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Aug 16
1 Osprey over Connah's Quay Nature Reserve this morning, 1 Redstart (male) by helipad at lunch time and 1 Hobby.
3 Wheatear in horse paddocks, Leasowe Lighthouse.

The August Newsletter includes:

Species Spotlight - Ringed PloverRed Rocks Update and  Forthcoming Events.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Photographers - please note there is a wildlife photographers code of practice (, also read Guidelines.
Please Maintain a safe working distance from all birds, particularly roosts, so as not to cause unnecessary disturbance.

Juvenile Dunlin at Hoylake, Aug 12th Matt Thomas
See fromthemuddybanksofthedee blog
Common Tern at Leasowe, August 9th Charles Farnell.
Wheatear by Leasowe Lighthouse, Aug 8th David Haigh.