Owl Tours - 2024

January and February are great months to look for owls. Species such as Short-eared Owls and Barn Owls are often active during daylight hours and Tawny Owls are at their most vocal. The provisional dates for our Owl Tours for 2023 are as follows:

The Owl Tour also forms part of a longer four day Winter Birdwatching break, including a combination of additional day trips in North Norfolk and the Fens for wildfowl and waders, the Brecks for Hawfinch and Goshawk, and to the Broads for Cranes, Geese and Raptors, spread across Thursday to Sunday. For more details, please see the Winter Tours page. Our featured four day tour for 2024 is as follows:

More dates may be added, subject to demand, so if you are interested in an Owl Tour but cannot make these days please contact us.

Tour Details & Prices

A number of Short-eared Owls generally arrive from the continent in October and November. They often take up residence and may remain in Norfolk for the whole winter. The best locations for seeing Short-eared Owls vary depending on the availability of prey, so we normally have the best chance of seeing them on the longer tours.

We will also look for our three commoner resident owl species on these tours – Barn Owls, Little Owls and Tawny Owls. With food increasingly scarce in the latter part of the winter, Barn Owls are most likely now to be active during daylight hours. Little Owls are rather scarce, but we have several regular sites for this species where we can see them perched out in the mornings. Tawny Owls are at their most vocal and we have a site where we can often see them emerging from their roost at dusk, but in 2022 we were also fortunate to have one which roosted out in the daytime. There will also be the chance to see many other species, other than owls, during the day.

The price of the Owl Tour, as a standalone day tour, will be £60 per person. The tour will operate as a standard day, looking for Little Owls in the morning, Short-eared and Barn Owls in the afternoon and Tawny Owls at dusk, with the opportunity for some more general birding during the middle of the day.

If you are interested in joining us on an Owl Tour or you have any questions, please contact us.

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

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