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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.

August Newsletter now published on this website featuring the Wetland Bird Survey. 

Latest Sightings.... (more)

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Aug 30
1 Hobby mobbing a Buzzard, 1 Little Stint, 24 Greenshank, 12 Spoonbill, Marsh Harrier, Green Sandpiper, 27 Dunlin and 5 Ruff -  Burton Mere Wetlands.
2,580 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy, West Kirby.

Aug 29
2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 15 Spotted Redshank and 13 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Kingfisher on rocks by old swimming baths - West Kirby Marine Lake.
1,900 Black-tailed Godwit - Gilroy, West Kirby.
4 Blackcap and 2 Garden Warbler - Leasowe Lighthouse area.
1 Short-eared Owl and 1 Wheatear (juv) - Red Rocks marsh late afternoon.

Aug 28
10 Spotted Redshank and 15 Greenshank - Connah's Quay Reserve.
1 Hooded Crow - Birkenhead Park.

The August Newsletter includes:

Wetland Bird SurveyColour 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.

Kingfisher on the groyne at Meols Common, August 27th Jeremy Bradshaw

Green Sandpiper at Burton Mere Wetlands RSPB, August 26th Tanny Robinson

Curlew Sandpiper (middle bird) with seven Knot including one still in full s/pl, Hoylake Shore, Aug 20th
Tanny Robinson

Curlew Sandpiper on Hilbre (nearest bird), August 18th Allan Hitchmough

12 Spoonbills over Burton Point, August 16th Glyn Thursfield

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."