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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.

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NEW -  The latest Cheshire and Wirral Bird Report is now available. For details CLICK HERE to download PDF file.

May Newsletter now published on this website featuring Gronant Little Tern Colony Review of 2017 Season.

Latest Sightings.... (more)

May 23
1 Iberian Chiffchaff and 2 Spotted Flycatcher - Red Rocks.
1 Grey-headed Wagtail - West Kirby Saltmarsh just south of Pinfold steps.
1 Iberian Chiffchaff - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Spotted Flycatcher by kissing gate - Leasowe Lighthouse.

May 22
1 Iberian Chiffchaff by Benty Farm, 1 Cuckoo by Thors Stone and 1 Hobby by Kitty's Flash - Thurstaston Hill.
1 Red Kite over - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Spotted Flycatcher - Park Lane, Meols.
1 Guillemot off north end - Hilbre.

May 20
1 Cuckoo and 2 Wheatear - Red Rocks.
1 Iberian Chiffchaff and 1 Cuckoo - Thurstaston Hill.
2 Garganey (pair),  2 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Little Gull and 1 Hobby, highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.

May 19
1 Little Gull (1st summer) and 1 drake Garganey - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Iberian Chiffchaff - Thurstaston Hill 100 yards south of Benty Farm.

The May Newsletter includes:
Gronant Little Terns Review of 2017 Season, 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.

Little Gull at Burton Mere Wetlands, May 21st Andrew Ingham

Grey Plover and Knots at Hoylake, May 17th Jeff Cohen

Mandarin duck family at Caldy, May 15th Elliot Montieth

Ring-necked Duck (right) with Tufted Duck, Burton Mere Wetlands, May 10th Elliot Montieth

Ring-necked Duck, Burton Mere Wetlands, May 10th Elliot Montieth

Green Woodpecker at Burton Point, May 10th Frank Burns

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.
"There is one hard and fast rule whose spirit must be observed at all times. The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph."