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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.

September Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Wetland Bird Survey 2012/13.

Has anyone got some good photos of the storm of Dec 5th 2013  taken around the Wirral coastline? We need a couple to illustrate an article for the 2013 Cheshire and Wirral Bird Report. Many thanks. Please send them to

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Sep 2
2 Water Rail, 1 Little Ringed Plover (flew south), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 250 Swallow and 150 House Martin at end of Stanley Road and feeding over beach,  1 Tree Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 7 Grey Wagtail over - Red Rocks early morning, 1 Dotterel over at 1130am and 3 Arctic Skua.
3 Wheatear, 1 Greenshank, 2 Spotted Flycatcher and 1 Garden Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Wheatear - Wallasey Lifeguard Station.

Sep 1
2,800 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby this morning, another site record, also 1 Spotted Flycatcher.
3 Spotted Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

The September Newsletter includes:

The Wetland Bird Survey 2012/13Colour 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.

Wheatear at Point of Ayr, Aug 31st Jeff Cohen.
Willow Warbler at Greasby, Aug 31st Paul Mason.
Spotted Flycatcher at Gilory Nature Park, Sep 1st Andrew Cross.