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Old Friday 19th July 2013, 16:50   #1
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Birding location help needed

Hi Everyone - I'm from the U.S. and will be in Durham in a couple of weeks. I'm interested in birding and bird photography and was hoping you could tell me a few of the best places to go. I will have a car and don't mind driving a bit of a distance. I have been on the boat trips to the Farne Islands several times. Would I still be able to see a significant # of birds in early August? Any other places you would recommend? I know I will spending at least one day in the North York Moors. Thank you!
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Hi Susie

Have a look in Opus.... this article for Druridge Bay will give you a start - lots of great reserves there.
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I went here years ago.
Was a good place to visit.

High Force & Low Force were also visited.
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Thanks for the info!!
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You should try putting a list of target birds together, then people can get much more specific for you in terms of locations.
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Saltholme RSPB near Port Clarence in Cleveland can be good; there should still be reasonable numbers of waders around. If you don't mind going a bit further, you could try the Harrier roost at Blacktoft on the Humber estuary at dusk.
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Hi Susie, you could try the Whitburn coastal park and surrounding area. In the last few days it's had a Barred Warbler, a Wryneck, a Red Backed Shrike, an Arctic Warbler and at least two Greenish Warblers!
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