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The nightjars and woodcocks of Hamsterley Forest in North East England - event in partnership with the Forestry Commission


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nightjars in Hamsterley Forest

A night time expedition to track down two of Britain’s most elusive birds


Join professional naturalist, Bruce Ferguson, on a night time expedition to track down two of Britain’s most elusive birds, the nightjar and the woodcock. The forest management cycle fits well with the secretive nightjar. Find out how, discover its fascinating approach to nesting and breeding and hopefully hear and see it too. In addition we’ll look out for woodcock as they proclaim their territory in a dusk and dawn display called roding.


Duration: 21.00 till late

Cost: 5.00 per person

Booking: Ring or email to check place availability: tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and make your payment online on the button below.

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Further informationAdult activity. Participants should be 13 years old or over and accompanied by an adult. Bring binoculars. Limited supply available to loan out - please let us know if you need to borrow a pair at the time of booking.

The activity leader has over thirty years experience in leading wildwatching activities and is DBS checked.


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