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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.

April Newsletter now published on this website featuring Madness at Red Rocks - PLEASE READ.

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April 20
670 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
5 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Sandwich Terns, 1 male Redstart and 1 Common Sandpiper - Point of Ayr.
1 Redstart - Hoylake sea-front garden - see
3+ Grasshopper Warbler - Red Rocks.

April 19
At least 5 Grasshopper Warbler reeling early morning, also 1 Redstart, 1 Marsh Harrier and 1 Little Ringed Plover -  Red Rocks.
380 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy Nature Park, West Kirby.
2 Garganey (pair), also 1 African Spoonbill - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Marsh Harrier (fem) - Gayton.
2 Yellow Wagtail - Thurstaston.
3 Whimbrel - Heswall Shore.

The April Newsletter includes:

MADNESS at Red Rocks 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.

Sedge Warbler by Leasowe Lighthouse, April 18th Steve Oakes.
Wheatear at Red Rocks, April 19th Charles Farnell.
Grasshopper Warbler by Leasowe Lighthouse Apr 18th Steve Oakes.