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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.

November Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Grey Wagtail Passage September 2014.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Nov 26
10 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1,000+ Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore.

Nov 25
75+ Twite - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve seen from West Hide.
2 Great White Egret flew into roost - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Short-eared Owl spent 45 minutes flying over the waves off Leasowe Lighthouse before flying west.

Nov 24
80+ Twite - Connah's Quay Nature Reserve seen from West Hide.
700 Black-tailed Godwit and 280 Pintail - Thurstaston Shore as tide came in.
1 Cattle Egret, 1 ring-tail Hen Harrier and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 23
2 Marsh Harrier (juvs), 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Cattle Egret, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Kingfisher and 100+ Pinkfooted Geese - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier and 2 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Old Baths, Parkgate, this afternoon.
1 Kingfisher - New Brighton Marine Lake, flew off west along coast.

The October Newsletter includes:

The Grey Wagtail Passage September 2014Colour 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.

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.

Purple Sandpiper at New Brighton, Nov 24th Richard Steel
Cetti's Warbler at Burton Mere Wetlands, Nov 23rd Elliot Monteith.
Hen Harrier at Parkgate, Nov 21st Mark Evans.