Autumn Bird Tours in Norfolk

Autumn Tours are a very exciting time for bird watching in Norfolk. Migration gets under way in August and carries on all through the autumn to November.

With autumn migration in Norfolk, comes scarce and rare birds plus high tide roosts, wader & seabird passage! Each year we are guaranteed the spectacle of thousands of birds passing along our coastline and this combined with
the excitement of the unknown means this is the most popular time for visiting birders!

September Tour

September for passage waders, including Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper plus occasional vagrant waders. Skua and seabird passage in the right conditions. Regular passage migrants Wheatear, Whinchat, Redstart & often some of the scarcer passage birds include Wryneck & Shrikes. Arctic & Greenish warblers early in the month followed by the Siberian vagrants in the last days of the month. Its just a great time to be in Norfolk!

Read the Trip report 2020


October Tours

October is probably the month of the year for birders, commoner migrants will have gone south. Now is the time for the scarce and the rare. Birds seen on our tours in October have included Red-necked & Grey Phalarope, Great White Egret, Glossy Ibis, Yellow-browed, Arctic, Pallas's & Dusky Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-flanked Bluetail, Richard's Pipit and Woodchat Shrike. If you want to see new birds and rare birds this is the best month of the year!

Read the Trip report 2018

Read the Trip report 2019

Read the Trip report 2020

November Tours

November for later rare birds, such as the Issabelline Wheatear we saw in November 2019 & the Stejneger's Stonechat in November 2018, this alongside big arrivals of geese, wildfowl & shorebirds. It can also be very good for thrush and Owl arrivals  in off the North sea with falls of birds along the coast in the right weather conditions. In years when there are Waxwing invasion November often seens good numbers arriving that are transient and then move off inland.

Read the Trip report 2018

Read the Trip report 2019

Read the Trip report 2020

Norfolk Autumn Group Tours 2021

SEPTEMBER 21st-23rd   NORFOLK 3 day/3night Tour, migrants waders and shorebirds HIGH TIDE SPECTACULAR

OCTOBER 10th NORFOLK  A HIGH TIDE SPECTACULAR day tour. One of the highest tides of the year!

OCTOBER 13th-17th NORFOLK 5 day Scarce and Rare bird tour

OCTOBER 25-27th 3 day/3night Tour, 3 day NORFOLK Teachers week - Migration and Scarce birds tour

NOVEMBER 5-7th  NORFOLK 3 day tour migration, wildfowl & HIGH TIDE SPECTACULAR

NOVEMBER 16th-18th  NORFOLK 3 day/3 night  tour Geese, wildfowl, Cranes, shorebirds and & raptors - SPACES


Typical itinerary

Day 1 NW Norfolk, Snettisham & Holme area
Day 2 South Norfolk, Titchwell & Holkham
Day 3 North Norfolk, Cley, Stiffkey & kelling
Day 4 Scarce & rare bird day Norfolk
Day 5 Scarce & rare bird day Norfolk

Tour 3-5 days & 3, 4 & 5 nights B&B accommodation & packed lunches.
Arrival night before tour starts.

Transport in spacious fully licensed 9-seater minibus. Collection from accommodation.

Maximum group size in usual circumstances 7 plus guide.

Group Day tour cost from £60.00.     Group 3 Day Tour cost from £360.00
Group 5 Day Tour cost from £550.00
Exclusive tours can be arranged for One to One or groups.


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