Parkgate Raptorwatch

Sunday 13 October to Sunday 9 February


Price: Free

Join us for a chance to see up to seven different birds of prey including marsh harrier, peregrine and merlin, plus two types of owl that all make their home on the RSPB Dee Estuary nature reserve. With its panoramic views of the saltmarsh, Parkgate is one of the best places to watch for the birds hunting.

Stick around until dusk for a chance to see the graceful and endangered hen harriers flying into roost for the night on the marsh close to the Old Baths car park, plus a ghostly barn owl emerging to hunt. No booking required, come along any time between 1pm and sunset.

Dress appropriately for the weather and don't forget your binoculars! There is free public parking at the Old Baths car park (CH64 6RN) at the north end of The Parade. There are public toilets at Mostyn Square in the middle of The Parade, and a number of pubs and cafes along the promenade.


Old Baths car park, Boathouse Lane/The Parade (B5135), Parkgate, Neston, Cheshire

Full list of dates

  • Sunday 13 October 2019
  • Sunday 10 November 2019
  • Sunday 8 December 2019
  • Sunday 12 January 2020
  • Sunday 9 February 2020

Where is it?

  • Postcode: CH64 6RN
  • County: Cheshire

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