South Devon in Winter

Starting and finishing in the cathedral city of Exeter, we will visit the top bird watching sites along the rich mudflats of the Exe estuary which attract Little Egret, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Red-breasted Merganser, Black and Bar-tailed Godwits, Oystercatcher, Curlew, grebes, divers and sea-duck among many other birds. We’ll look out for the resident Buzzards and Peregrines which compete with visiting raptors for prey over the nearby marshes, while on the Devon heaths we’ll look for Dartford Warblers and, if we are lucky, perhaps see wintering a Great Grey Shrike. One of the undoubted highlights of this short break will be views of the most famous of the area's winter visitors, Avocets, which sometimes gather in groups hundreds-strong at the water’s edge.

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Dates & Prix

Wed 27th Jan - Fri 29th Jan 2021 - 528€

What's Included?
All accommodation is included in the tour cost.

We will be based in a comfortable hotel in Exmouth. Sea view rooms may be available, at a supplementary cost.

Breakfasts and evening meals are included in the tour cost, from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on Day 3. 

Lunches are at additional cost and should be budgeted for.

What's not Included?
International Transport

* These tours are operated by Naturetrek (ABTA Y6206) for which Nature et Terroir acts as agent.
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Matt Collis

Born and raised in his beloved Devon, Matt is an ecologist and naturalist with a special interest in birds and protected UK mammals including Hazel Dormice and Otter. He studied Zoology at the University of Reading and completed a Masters in Ecology before going on to a career as an ecological consultant based in Bristol, a role which saw him counting Red-breasted Geese in Bulgaria and Egyptian Vultures in Azerbaijan. He later worked for Avon Wildlife Trust establishing the 'My Wild City' project whose vision of nature-rich cities involved converting nature-devoid spaces into wildlife havens. Matt is now a full time freelance ecologist and wildlife educator, running wildlife identification training courses across the southern counties for the British Trust for Ornithology, RSPB and the Wildlife Trust. He also leads guided nature walks in his home county of Devon and completes protected species surveys for various infrastructure projects. When not working he enjoys spending time on his bike training for triathlons and has a particular passion/obsession for all things Swifts - you have been warned!


Day 1: Arrive Exmouth

Day 2/3: Visit Exe Estuary, Exe Marshes, Dawlish Warren, East Devon Pebble-bed Heaths & Haldon Hills 

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Infos pratiques

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