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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.

March Newsletter now published on this website featuring The Laughing Gull at New Brighton.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Mar 31st
1 Laughing Gull - New Brighton.
1 Little Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.
5 Greenshank and 700 Redshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.

Mar 30
1 Laughing Gull - New Brighton.
2 Velvet Scoter but no Surf Scoyer, off East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.

Mar 29
1 Surf Scoter (1st sum male) off East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.
1 Kittiwake and 1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Laughing Gull - New Brighton.

Mar 28
2 Sand Martin - Flint Marsh.
1 Great White Egret - Burton Mere Wetlands.
6 Velvet Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck and 20,000+ Common Scoter off East Hoyle Bank, Hoylake.
1 Laughing Gull - New Brighton.
1 Caspian Gull (3rd winter) - Meols Shore coming to bread but not? confirmed.

The March Newsletter includes:

The Laughing Gull at New BrightonHighlights March 2014 to Feb 2015Colour 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.
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Photographers - please note there is a wildlife photographers code of practice (www.wildlifeupclose.co.uk/codeofconduct.html), also read Guidelines.
Please Maintain a safe working distance from all birds, particularly roosts, so as not to cause unnecessary disturbance.



Wheatear on Hilbre, March 12th Alan Hitchmough.
Chiffchaff caught and ringed on Hilbre, March 12th Alan Hitchmough.
 Merlin at Burton Mere Wetlands, March 18th Roy Lowry.