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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.

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June Newsletter now published on this website featuring the North Wales Little Tern Group, Colour Ring Report and Latest Events.

Latest Sightings....

Jun 18
1ad Yellow-legged Gull, 3 Whimbrel, 240 Curlew, 490 Black-headed Gull, 470 Herring Gull - Heswall Shore.
1 Iberian Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechat and 1 Cuckoo - Thurstaston Hill.
2 Yellowhammer - Station Road,  Thurstaston.
2 Manx Shearwater and 2 Arctic Skua - Hilbre.

Jun 17
1 Tawny Owl, 7am - Dawpool Nature Reserve, Thurstaston.

Jun 16
1 Great Egret and 1 Marsh Harrier - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier - Parkgate.

Jun 15
1 Storm Petrel - Hilbre.

Jun 14
300+ Manx Shearwater this morning past Hilbre.
80+ Manx Shearwater in an hour around high tide, also 20+ Gannet and 4 Common Scoter - Hoylake.
1 Little Gull - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Jun 13
1 Iberian Chiffchaff still present but elusive, 4 Garden Warbler and 2 Yellowhammer - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Great Egret - Burton Marsh.
1 Red Kite, 2 Mediterranean Gull and 1 Little Ringed Plover - highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

The June Newsletter includes:
North Wales Little Tern Group, 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.

Greater Spotted Woodpecker and young, Burton Mere Wetlands, June 18th Jeff Cohen

Yellowhammer on Thurstaston Hill, June 12th Frank Burns

Continental Coal Tit Periparus ater ater , Red Rocks, May 23rd Jane Turner

Little Gull at Burton Mere Wetlands, May 21st Andrew Ingham

Grey Plover and Knots at Hoylake, May 17th Jeff Cohen

Mandarin duck family at Caldy, May 15th Elliot Montieth

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.
"There is one hard and fast rule whose spirit must be observed at all times. The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph."