Spoonbill, Black Woodpecker, Bluethroat, Crested Tit and many more ! ... Five unique birdwatching experiences in northern France’s majestic Somme Bay this spring.
Northern France affords some great birding with many species that are scarce or even absent from the UK being easy to find, mostly within an hour of the Calais ferry or Channel Tunnel.
Five new birdwatching experiences are on offer this spring. Click on each tour for further information:
Somme Bay Discovery - 2 day tour - 24-25 April 2017, 20-21 May 2017, 17-18 June 2017
With a British ornithologist, visit a range of habitats to find many of the region’s specialities
(Spoonbill, Bluethroat, Crested Tit, Black-winged Stilt, Red-backed Shrike).
€240 pp for 2 days.
Somme Bay Introduction - 1 day tour - Wednesday 14 June 2017
With a British ornithologist, visit the breeding grounds of Spoonbill, Little and Cattle Egret, Night Heron and White Stork (1 day).
€120 pp for 1 day.
Bluethroat photography experience - Wednesday 10 May 2017
Magnificent scenery and ever-changing light, join your British nature photographer in the Somme Bay for the best photo opportunities for Bluethroat and other specialities (1 day).
Black Woodpecker - Available March - May 2017 by appointment
Knowing the area like the back of his hand, your guide will do his best to find Black Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted and Middle Spotted Woodpecker and many other specialties (1/2 day).
€160 for 1 - 4 people
Unique wader photography experience – Available by appointment
With your nature photographer guide, dig a temporary hide into mudflats of the Somme estuary. This unique technique provides camouflage, allowing close up wader photography (1/2 day).
€160 (individuals only)
See our selection of accommodation suggestions for bird lovers wishing to visit northern France.
Photo credit : Header and first three photos - Alexander Hiley
Black Woodpecker and waders, Jean-Michel Lecat
Hotel Le Fiacre