wading birds in the Exe Estuary, Devon

Wildlife Day - Exe Estuary


To be confirmed


Mike Symes

Group size

Maximum 6

Forming part of the Exe Estuary, Exminster Marshes RSPB reserve is an area of international importance for wintering waders and wildfowl, and we will spend the day slowly exploring its network of wet grassland, pools and ditches with the aim of enjoying some fine winter birding. During our time here we will look out for a wide range of species including Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Pintail, Little Egret and flocks of Brent Geese which visit the estuary every winter. Wading birds on the marshes and adjacent mudflats could feature Redshank, Curlew, Snipe, Golden Plover, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit and the iconic Avocet, whilst overhead we will keep watch for hunting raptors such as Buzzard, Peregrine and the occasional Marsh Harrier.