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My RSPB Group visiting the Outer Hebrides in 2018 (1 Viewer)


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My RSPB Group from Newcastle Upon Tyne are hoping to have there annual weekly birdwatching holiday in the Outer Hebrides in 2018. I’ll hear for certain if my RSPB Group will be visiting there next year by this November. Hoping to see the Corncrake. I know the Corncrake can be a very elusive bird, but hopefully my RSPB Group might have some luck.


Dave Cox
Good question, Gander. You have far and away the best chance shortly after they arrive, and before the vegetation grows too tall to hide them. And I've found them readily visible, for some reason, right by the Visitor Centre at Balranald.


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We've been in May and they can be heard everywhere. I nearly ran over one coming out of Balranald reserve. Also loads of cuckoos.


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Unfortunately the Bird Watching holiday with my RSPB Group has had to be postponed until 2019 as the Group couldn’t get booked in 2018 due to lack of hotels in the Outer Hebrides. But the Hotel is booked up for 2 years time. Difficult to get excited about 2 years ahead, but we are booked up for Southern England in 2018 with trip to areas such as Arne, Radipole Lake, New Forest etc. I’m posting my deposit for that in Southern England on Saturday morning.

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