RSPB

Autumn Wildlife Wander

Tuesday 24 September

10am start

Price: £5 per person / £4 RSPB members / normal reserve entry charges also apply to non-members

Join our friendly, knowledgeable volunteer, Richard for a leisurely amble around much of Burton Mere Wetlands, including the unmissable viewpoint at the end of the Hillfort Trail on Burton Point.

Take in the sights and sounds, learn more about the wildlife that thrives here, the work we do to give nature a home and the remarkable history of the estuary. Great for first time visitors or those looking to brush up on their identification skills; with constant changes as we move through the seasons, it's impossible to predict what might be seen.

Autumn is great for growing numbers of ducks and geese returning to the estuary for the winter; this time last year we set new records for the number of teal and pintail here! Birds of prey like hen harriers, merlin and short-eared owls also start to return from the uplands.

Stick around until dusk to see the egrets, jackdaws and starlings gathering to roost! Booking not essential, but places are limited. A reasonable level of fitness and sturdy footwear are required. Walks typically last up to 3 hours, weather permitting. Sandwiches and other refreshments available to buy for lunch in the visitor centre afterwards.

Directions

RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

Where is it?

  • Postcode: CH64 5SF
  • County: Cheshire

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