With over 40 years’ experience as a birdwatcher Mike’s knowledge of birds around Torbay is unparalleled. He leads walks for Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Friends of Brixham Library & Sharpham Trust (usually during the spring and Summer).

The walks vary from general natural history walks to walks concentrating on particular bird groups or species; most cater for birdwatchers of any ability. Places are always limited – booking is essential.

For more information or to book places go the events pages and scroll through the months at:

You can also book onto Mike’s own walks, places are strictly limited – booking is essential:

Mansands – Warblers & Wildfowl

Friday 3rd January 2020      Time: 9.30am – 12noon
£8 – places limited to 14 people, booking essential 

Contact Mike for more information or to book a place.

Burn off those Christmas excess calories and join Mike for a birdwatching walk down to Man Sands marsh and beach. The marsh and scrubby edges are good to hear and see wintering warblers including Chiffchaffs, Cetti’s Warbler, Goldcrest and perhaps Firecrest. The lower marsh holds wintering wildfowl hopefully including the very rare but rather elusive Blue-winged Teal that has been present since mid October (still present mid Dec), this young male should be moulting into brighter plumage by early January. Teal, Gadwall, Tufted Duck, Water Rail &  Snipe all regularly winter on the marsh. The beach and cottage roofs during November and early December have attracted several Black Redstarts which may be seen if the weather is kind to us – and them!   

The walk down to the beach from the car park is steep often quite muddy and can be a bit slippery in places. Walking boots or wellington boots are recommended. Bring a flask and a snack for a break on the beach. 

Meet at the National Trust Wood Huish Car park – free to NT members and a suggested donation of £2 to non Members. Lift share is available – 9am from Broadsands- free parking available on road.

Contact Mike for more information or to book a place.

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