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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.

November Newsletter now published on this website featuring The Wirral Wader Festival November 2015.
NOTE - the titles and times of the talks at the festival have now been finalised.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Nov 30
1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Goldeneye, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 5 Red-breasted Merganser - West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning showing well despite appalling weather.
1 Pomarine Skua (adult) - Hoylake Shore this afternoon.
1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Kingfisher - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Nov 29
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, also 120 Redshank and 100 Turnstone in wader roost on rocks.
1 Great White Egret - Neston Marsh.
1 Great Skua on Hoylake Beach at 1250pm, also a good wader roost at high tide including c180 Bar-tailed Godwit.
1 Pomarine Skua flew out of River Mersey plus possible Grey Phalarope, also 1 Great Skua - New Brighton.
1 Great Skua flew east - Leasowe Gunsite.

Nov 28
1 Red-throated Diver - West Kirby Marine Lake, this morning.
1 juv Pomarine Skua west past Derby Pool, Wallasey Shore at 1120am.
1 Greenshank, 6+ Purple Sandpiper and 200 Redshank - New Brighton Marine Lake.

The November Newsletter includes:

The Wirral Wader Festival November 2015, 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.

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.

Red-throated Diver on West Kirby Marine Lake, November 26th Elliot Monteith.
Birkenhead Docks Birding Blog
Short-eared Owl at Burton Point, November 16th  Frank Burns.
Fieldfare at Deeside Industrial Park, November 18th Jeff Cohen.