Owl Tours 2017
There has been a significant amount of interest in Owl Tours again in 2017. In the light of that, we have
added a series of dates to the diary for January and February. The provisional dates for Owl Tours for
2017 are as follows:
- January 14th
- January 28th
- February 4th
- February 11th
An Owl Tour can also form part of a longer three day Winter Birdwatching break, including a combination of
additional day trips in North Norfolk for wildfowl and waders and to the Broads for Cranes, Geese and Raptors,
spread across Friday to Sunday. For more details, please see the
page. Our featured Winter & Owls Tour 2017 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 for the winter in October
and November. They often take up residence and may remain in Norfolk for the whole winter, sometimes even
establishing a territory here. If Short-eared Owls are present again in 2017, we will go
to find them.
We will also look for our three commoner resident owl species on these tours – Barn Owls,
Little Owls and Tawny Owls. The local Barn Owl population
suffered significantly over the winters of 2011/12 and 2012/13 but numbers have now rebounded again and they
can be seen widely now. Little Owls are rather scarce, but we have several regular sites
for this species. Tawny Owl has been very hard to find on a day roost but we heard and saw
them regularly at dusk in 2016. 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 £50 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.