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January 2018

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Gannet with chick at nest, Bass Rock

Seabird Cruises 2018

The Local Group organises cruises every summer to see the seabirds on the cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton. Late summer cruises are run to see skuas, shearwaters, migrant seabirds and cetaceans. All the cruises leave from Bridlington Harbour on the Yorkshire Belle. A raffle takes place on each cruise and raises money every year for seabird research.

This year bookings will be online at www.eventbrite.com and the direct web address will appear on the RSPB website in the New Year. Bookings can then be made from around February/March. (Note if you can't or don't want to book online, you can still phone 01262 422211 and it will be done online for you.)
No postal bookings. Credit/debit card only. No cheques.

Puffin & Gannet Cruises
RSPB Members: Adults £22, Children (under 16) £11
Non RSPB Members: Adults £27.50 Children £13.50

A 3 hour sailing from Bridlington around the coast up to Bempton Cliffs to get a close-up view of the thousands of seabirds who nest there. Spot the puffins on the cliffs; watch the gannets with their 6-foot wingspan as they soar overhead; get deafened by the noise of the kittiwakes and wonder how the amazing razorbills and guillemots balance with their young on the narrow cliff ledges.

Dates:
Saturday 12 May at 4.30 pm
Sunday 20 May at 9.00 am
Saturday 26 May at 4.30 pm
Sunday 3 June at 10.00 am
Sunday 10 June at 10.30 am
Sunday 16 June at 4.30 pm
Saturday 23 June at 10.30 am
Saturday 30 June at 4.30 pm
Sunday 8 July at 10.00 am
Saturday 14 July at 4.30 pm

Puffin & Diving Gannet Cruises

A 3 hour cruise to look at thousands of gannets nesting on the cliffs and to enjoy the spectacle of these amazing seabirds diving close to the boat, as we tempt the gannets with their favourite food. We can also see late puffins on the July cruises and the first migrating Skuas and Shearwaters.

Dates:
Sunday 22 July at 9.30 am
Saturday 28 July at 4.30 pm
Sunday 5 August at 9.30 am

Autumn Migration Seabird Cruises
RSPB Members: Adults £24, Children (under 16) £12
Non RSPB Members: Adults £30 Children £15

A 3-3 hour sailing from Bridlington up to 3 miles off Flamborough Head, looking for migrating seabirds including gannets, auks and gulls. Manx and sooty shearwaters can sometimes be seen alongside the boat, and Arctic skuas are regularly seen, sometimes in dramatic aerial chases of gulls and terns.

Dates:
Sunday 02 September at 9.30 am
Saturday 15 September at 9.30 am
Sunday 30 September at 9.00 am

No dogs on cruises please.
Information: bempton.cruises@rspb.org.uk.
(Full terms & conditions are on the RSPB website.)