Places to see birds

Dee Estuary - Parkgate

Dee Estuary - Parkgate

Where: Parkgate, Neston CH64 6RN
Neston station is 2 miles (3.2 km) away.
It's close to Route 56 of the National Cycle Network.

Star species: hen harrier, little egret, merlin, short-eared owl and skylark.

Come to Parkgate to see ducks, geese, wading birds and birds of prey exploring the marsh. During low tides, birds stay far out on the estuary, so the best time to visit is during high tide. That's when you could get great, close-up views of birds of prey hunting, or wading birds, depending on the season. There's an information board in the car park with a map of the area and details of upcoming events.

View from Parkgate promenade or Parkgate Old Baths car park near The Boathouse pub. DO NOT wander out onto the saltmarsh as this can cause massive disturbance to the birds. The terrain can be very unstable and you might also become stranded by the rising tides.

Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways.

Opening times
Open at all times.

Entrance charges
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcomed.


Last Updated: 16 August 2020