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Estuaries | Dee Estuary

Dee Estuary c/o James Armstrong and Dee Estuary Birding

Dee Estuary - Little Terns in flight.
Image - James Armstrong and Dee Estuary Birding

If you're looking for a truly wild location with great vistas, the Dee Estuary which spans the English Welsh border is an absolute must.

It's one of Britain's best year round bird reserves, and is an autumn hotspot for thousands of wildfowl and waders.

Lough Foyle (Image: Whooper Swans c/o WWT)

Lough Foyle

Lough Foyle is famous for its autumn migrants with wildfowl and waders including Whooper Swans and Brent Geese.

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Helford Estuary

  • Helford boasts a variety of wildlife and marine habitats from rocky shores and reefs to sandbars and mud flats.

"We all know that estuaries are good places to find birds. But when the tide's out they can be a long way off.

"So here's my top tip. A couple of times a year there are super-high tides that push all these birds so close to you that you almost reach out and touch them. Now who could resist that?"

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