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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 4
1 Laughing Gull and 7 Purple Sandpiper on pontoon at high tide - New Brighton.
17 Avocet, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 3
1 Glaucous Gull on Hoylake Shore east of Lifeboat Station at 1215pm.
70 Twite - Connah's Quay Reserve.
9 Avocet, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Peregrine and 1 Water Rail - Burton Mere Wetlands.

Mar 2
1 Glaucous Gull - on the 'dips' near Harrison Drive then on beach by lifeguard station this morning - Wallasey Shore.
1 Laughing Gull - New Brighton.

The February 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.

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.

Short-eared Owl at Gayton, February 21st Austin Morley.
Long-eared Owl at Burton Mere Wetlands, February 26th Frank Burns.
 Stonechat at Denhall Quay, February 26th Les Hall.