Exclusive Guided Walks with West Coast Birdwatching – Sold Out

Puffins on Skomer Island

Puffins on Skomer Island

A happy birdwatching group from the Spring Special

A happy birdwatching group from the Spring Special

Adventure into the wilderness of Skomer

Please note: the exclusive guided walks have now sold out. However, we would be happy to add you to a waiting list should anyone drop out.

Do you want the opportunity to spend the day immersed in Skomer’s wildlife? Surrounded by spectacular seabirds? We have four exclusive guided walks on Skomer in 2018, running on Mondays, when the island is closed to everyone else!

Skomer Island, just a mile off the coast of Pembrokeshire is home to some spectacular wildlife. The seabird burrows that honeycomb the island are a result of 25,000 Puffins and the world’s largest breeding colony of Manx Shearwaters, 316,000 pairs. Its cliffs are alive with 25,000 Guillemots, 7000 Razorbills and hundreds of Fulmars and Kittiwakes and its valleys are awash with bird calls.

As you walk through the valleys you should see Great Black-backed Gulls, the largest gull in the world, nesting on rocky promontories and in the bushes there will be the migrant breeding Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers.

Join Dave Astins of West Coast Birdwatching for a guided tour of all the best bits Skomer has to offer, in the middle of the breeding season. Not only is it the opportunity to see seabirds up close and personal, it’s also the opportunity to search for some of the more difficult to see wildlife; Short-eared Owls and Little Owls, whilst being guided by a local expert. You’ll spend the day covering the island, from huge seabird colonies at the Wick, through to dramatic cliffs on the west coast, perfect for Chough, and subtle valleys in the centre of the island, perfect for breeding Short-eared Owls.

“[Dave is] a guide who exceeded all expectations and who quite simply MUST be the most knowledgeable, personable and enthusiastic birder in Pembrokeshire at least”

To see previous trip reports please go to www.westcoastbirdwatching.co.uk.

The walks are running on 30th April, 14th May, 18th June and 2nd July. £49 per person.

To book please contact the booking office on 01656 724100 or islands@welshwildlife.org