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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.

January Newsletter now published on this website featuring Colour-ringed Gulls - Part 1 and Red Rocks Update.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Jan 31
1 Kingfisher by Thurstaston Visitor Centre pond this morning.
1 Peregrine chasing Lapwings - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Great White Egret - Boathouse Flash, Parkgate.
1 Great White Egret and 3 Water Pipit - Neston Old Quay.

Jan 30
1,900 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Curlew and 10 Stock Dove in field behind playing fields - Newton, West Kirby, this morning.
50 Redwing - Ashton Park, West Kirby.

Jan 29
1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jan 28
114 Pink-footed Geese in field below Dungeon Wood by Wirral Way, Thurstaston.
1 White-fronted Goose (distant but probably Greenland race)- Burton Mere Wetlands.
2 Great White Egret and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Marsh.

Jan 27
1 White-fronted Goose (European race) with Pink-footed Geese, but distant - Burton Marsh.
1 White-fronted Goose (Greenland race)- Burton Mere Wetlands.

The January Newsletter includes:

Colour-ringed Gulls Part 1Red 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.

Snow Buntiing at Wallasey, Jan 8th Charles Farnell.
Stonechat at Shotwick, January 18th Dave Wilson.
Red-throated Diver at Heswall, January 24th Roy Lowry.