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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.

December Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Yellow-browed Warbler Influx 2016.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Dec 8
1 Snow Bunting - Hilbre.

Dec 7
2,300+ Pink-footed Geese on Oakenholt Marsh this morning.
12 Bewicks Swan, 3 Whooper Swan and 3 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
4,000 Pink-footed Geese - Burton Marsh.

Dec 6
1 Water Pipit, 2 Bewick's Swan (on main scrape) and 1 Jack Snipe - Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,500 Black-tailed Godwit feeding on the mud just north of West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning.

The December Newsletter includes:

Yellow-browed Warbler Influx 2016Colour Ring Report and  Forthcoming Events.
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.

Snow Bunting on Hilbre, December 8th Alan Hitchmough

Water Pipit at Neston Old Quay, December 5th Steve Round

Scaup off Hilbre, December 1st Matt Thomas

Fieldfare in Deeside Industrial Estate, December 1st  Jeff Cohen

Colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit on Thurstaston Shore, November 29th Matt Thomas

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.
"There is one hard and fast rule whose spirit must be observed at all times. The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph."