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Sunday 15 January 2017

RSPB Wash Seabird Cruises 2017


Boat on river

The South Lincs RSPB Social Group organises birdwatching cruises on the Wash. Here are 2017 dates and prices.

The Wash is the UK's most important estuary for wildlife. The coastline has some of the best saltmarsh and mudflats in the country supporting thousands of wildfowl and waders on their migration.

The cruises view the habitats from the seaward side and get up close to the birds. ln 2016 they saw over 100 species, around 64 species per cruise. Sightings of waders include ringed plover, turnstone, dunlin, knot, redshank, black-tailed and bar-tailed godwit, as well as little egret, eider, marsh harrier, peregrine, terns, common buzzard, gannet and kingfisher. Seals are seen on most cruises, hauled out on the exposed mud banks.

Boat on a river

The cruise lasts 4½ to 5 hours. The boat is well equipped with seating outside and in, fully equipped with safety equipment, galley seving hot and cold drinks, freshly made sandwiches and snacks. There is a toilet on board.

There are 12 sailings from May through October. For full details, click here.