Brecks Tours 2017

The Brecks or Breckland is the name for the area around Thetford, on the borders of Norfolk and Suffolk. Traditionally poor quality heathland, some of which still persists today, the area was extensively planted with trees in the 1920s and 1930s and Thetford Forest still today comprises the largest lowland pine forest in Britain. This combination of specialist habitats contains some highly sought after species.

Our featured birdwatching tours for 2017 which include visits to the Brecks are as follows:

 

Brecks Tours will also operate as single day tours throughout February, March and early April. As usual, a wide variety of additional dates are available, both for guided group tours and private customised birding days. Group tours will operate on most weekends, and additional single weekday tours may also be available, subject to availability and demand.

We also offer the flexibility to pick only a single day, or choose shorter weekend or weekday bird watching breaks from within the longer tours. Please check the itinerary for precise tour destinations and contact us for more details.

Brecks Birds

The primary targets will be Goshawk and Hawfinch. Other birds we will look for include Woodlark, Crossbill and Firecrest. There may also be an early Stone Curlew or an over wintering Great Grey Shrike available – we enjoyed regular sightings of both in 2016. We should also see a variety of commoner woodland species such as Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Marsh Tit and finches such as Brambling and Siskin.

On the Winter, Brecks & Goshawks Tour, we will have more time to spend in the Brecks, increasing your chances of seeing all of the above species and also providing the opportunity to look for other birds including the very localised Willow Tit and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Hawfinch – Norfolk, February 2015 ©The Bird ID Company Hawfinch – Norfolk, February 2015 ©The Bird ID Company

Day Tours – 2017

February Sun 12th Fri 24th      
March Tues 7th Sat 11th Sun 12th Sat 18th Sun 19th
  Sat 25th Sun 26th      
April Sat 1st Fri 7th      

More dates may be made available, subject to demand. In addition, it may be possible to combine Brecks tours with other destinations to provide a more varied weekend tour. Please check the itinerary for up-to-date information or call if you have any particular requests.

Tour Details & Prices

The Three Day Tours run from Friday morning through to late Sunday afternoon with accommodation from Thursday evening. This includes 3 nights B&B accommodation, all transport during tour days to and from your base, guiding and packed lunches.

Our tours are designed to be as flexible as possible. It may be possible to book any of the dates advertised as a Day Tour, or a shorter Weekend Tour, depending on availability.

Our basic prices are detailed below.

Day Tours £50 per person per day
includes all guiding and transport on the day from a convenient meeting point.
2 Days / Weekend from £200 per person includes 2 nights accommodation based on Bed and Breakfast, all guiding, transport & packed lunch.
3 Days  from £290 per person includes 3 nights accommodation based on Bed and Breakfast, all guiding, transport & packed lunch.

As all accommodation is booked to order, final pricing will depend on the availability of rooms at the time of booking, and a single supplement may be payable. All tours are also available without accommodation, and it is very easy to add extra nights if required. Please contact us for a quotation.

Prices are based on a minimum of two customers booked per tour. If there is only a single customer booked, pricing may have to vary by negotiation.

We typically base these tours in Wells or Hindolveston, depending on the destination of the tours. We generally use a couple of small friendly Bed & Breakfasts. However, we can arrange alternative accommodation to suit your requirements and budget, if required.

To book a tour please select your preferred date from the tours on these pages or the itinerary. It is advisable then to contact us first to discuss availability. You will then be required to return a completed booking form to us at the address shown. For guidance please refer to the booking page.

T: 01263 861 892
M: 07785 534734
E: info@birdtour.co.uk



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