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The best areas for bird watching are described for the Dee Estuary, North Wirral Shore and prime inland sites within a mile or two of the shore. Maps and directions are provided for each site. Please note that the maps are just crude sketches, deliberately so as I don't have copyright for maps. They are meant to be used in conjunction with printed maps and should be detailed enough to enable to you to reach the best areas for birding. Map references are provided.

Welsh Shore.
Connah's Quay,  Shotton, Flint, Oakenholt, Bagillt, Greenfield, Ffynnongroyw, Point of Ayr (Point of Air), Talacre, Gronant.

The following Welsh sites are also featured in past newsletters:
Greenfield Valley (Feb '01), Connah's Quay Reserve (Nov '02), Point of Ayr sea watching (May '03), Point of Ayr (Aug '06), Gronant (Jun '09).


  English Shore.
Hilbre IslandWest Kirby, CaldyThurstaston, Heswall, Neston, Parkgate, Gayton Sands (RSPB), Burton, Burton Mere Wetlands (RSPB),

The following English sites are also featured in past newsletters:
Hilbre Island (Sep '98),, High Tide at Parkgate (Dec '01),
Heswall and Thurstaston (Aug '07). 

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands is open  9.30am to 6pm. CLICK HERE for a map and directions, and also further details.

North Wirral Shore.
Red Rocks, Hoylake,
Meols, Leasowe,
Wallasey, New Brighton.

The following site on the North Wirral Shore is also featured in a past newsletter:
Lingham Lane and Leasowe Lighthouse (Nov '03),
The North Wirral Shore is also featured in the October 1999 newsletter.