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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.

April Newsletter now published on this website featuring Madness at Red Rocks - PLEASE READ.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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April 16
1 Ring Ouzel (f) by sewage works then flew west, 22 Redpoll, 35 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Whitethroat in Heswall Fields NT with a third at Tinker's Dell and 1 Sedge Warbler by Dungeon Bridge - Heswall/Thurstaston this morning.
1 Osprey, 2 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Tree Pipit - Hilbre, for more details see
2 Whinchat this evening, also 5 Wheatear, 1 Redstart, 2 White Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipit - Leasowe Lighthouse area.

April 15
5 Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler and 2 Redstart - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
2 Garganey (pair) - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Whinchat, 1 Wheatear and 1 Grasshopper Warbler - Neston Marsh.
3 Whimbrel, 3 Raven (including pair displaying), 110 Woogpigeon, 63 Redpoll spp, 16 Siskin, 2 Tree pipit and c15 White Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Tree Pipit and 1 Whimbrel - Hilbre.
1 Yellow Wagtail - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.

The April Newsletter includes:

MADNESS at Red Rocks 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.

Ring Ouzel at Wallasey, April 5th Gill Lewis.
Merlin at IMF, Apr 7th Ian Fleming.
Yellow Wagtail at Gilroy NP, Apr 16th Les Hall.