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.(more)
180 Common Scoter flew west in three flocks, 20 Gannet and 130 Cormorant in high tide roost, 200+ Little Terns in breeding colony - Gronant.
1 Golden Plover, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.
4 Spotted Redshank, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Ruff and 1 Green Woodpecker - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 75 Sandwich Tern and c600 Black-headed Gull just off West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide.
4 Gannet - Hilbre.
310 Shelduck, 15 Little Egret, 12 Grey Plover, 7 Knot, 120 Redshank, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 480 Black-headed Gull, 1 ad Mediterranean Gull, 2 Sandwich Tern, 220 Carrion Crow - Heswall Shore.
2 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad), 68 Sandwich Tern and c400 Black-headed Gull just off West Kirby Marine Lake at high tide.
1 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
2 Mediterranean Gull (adults) flew over, also 1 Spotted Redshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
475 Oystercatcher, 11 Grey Plover, 4 Dunlin, 5 Knot, 270 Redshank, 1 Spotted Redshank (in spl), 540 Curlew, 1 Whimbrel, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 460 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull (spl ad), 196 Carrion Crow, at least 22 Swift heading south - Heswall Shore early morning.
1 dark-bellied Brent Goose and 2 Greenshank - Burton Mere Wetlands.
The July Newsletter includes:
Species Spotlight - Arctic Terns, Colour 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.