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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.

September Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Wirral Wader Festival 2016 and Observations of Black-tailed Godwits. 

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Sep 25
1 Cattle Egret - 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.

Sep 24
1 Cattle Egret, 1 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Little Stint, 9 Ruff, 1 Peregrine - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Raven over Dungeon Wood, Thurstaston.
4 Marsh Harrier - Burton Marsh.
25 Mistle Thrush in field below Torpenhow, Newton.

Sep 23
3 Twite, 1 Golden Plover, 1 Peregrine and 3 Grey Wagtail - Red Rocks.
1 Cattle Egret and 3 Little Stint - Burton Mere Wetlands.
1 Red Kite over Neston at 1.35pm.
1 Greenshank on groyne - Meols Common.
1 Peregrine and 1 Marsh Harrier -Burton Marsh.

The September Newsletter includes:

Wirral Wader Festival 2016, Observations of Black-tailed GodwitsColour 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.

Cattle Egret at Burton Mere Wetlands, September 23rd Elliot Monteith

Greenshank at Burton Mere Wetlands, September 18th Tanny Robinson

Curlew Sandpiper at Burton Mere Wetlands, September 18th Keith Scovell

Ruffs at Burton Mere Wetlands, September 15th Les Hall

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."