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.(more)
12 Curlew Sandpiper and 3 Brent Geese (first of the autumn) - Hilbre.
2,530 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy, West Kirby with a further 630 in wildfowl collection off Column Road, West Kirby.
20 Spotted Redshank and 12 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
c2,000 Black-tailed Godwit - Thurstaston Shore on rising tide.
112 Little Egrets, 1 Mwelin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, c30 Grey Plover, 400 Knot, 3,000 Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 1,000 Curlew - Heswall Shore.
1 Cattle Egret, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail), 1 Peregrine, 4 Little Stint and 1 Curlew Sandpiper - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Mediterranean Gull (ad w/pl), 1 Kingfisher and 1 Greenshank by groyne - Meols Common.
1 Kingfisher by Lingham Bridge - Leasowe Lighthouse.
1 Lapland Bunting flushed from marsh between West Kirby and Red Rocks.
2 Greenshank - Dove Point, Meols, this evening.
2 Marsh Harrier - Decca Pools.
2 (poss 3) Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (ringtail) and 1 Great White Egret - Parkgate Marsh.
The September Newsletter includes:
Wirral Wader Festival 2016, Observations of Black-tailed Godwits, Colour Ring Report
Newsletters going back to March 1998 can be read, they are indexed both month by month and by subject matter.