Skomer Bird Watching Trip 13th May & 5th June 2020
The day will be spent visiting the famous Skomer Island, where the seabirds will be busy incubating their eggs and we hope to catch a glimpse of the rare Short-eared Owls and migrants from Africa including Wheatears & the rarest crow in the UK, the Chough.
The trip will be led by Dave Astin of West Coast Bird Watching. Dave has over 26 years experience of finding and watching birds in Pembrokeshire and further afield. Join him 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, 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”
Prices are £67 per person (under 16s £57) Price includes landing and boat fees.
The trip to Skomer is weather dependent, as the boat does not travel in poor conditions. If we are unable to make the trip we will try to make alternative arrangements to visit other locations in Pembrokeshire and provide transport. The boat leaves St Matrin's Haven at 10am, transport is not provided. We can provide packed lunches at a cost of £6. Although Skomer is relatively flat, we do recommend that you have some basic fitness as there are numerous steps up from the harbour, where to boat docks. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear for all weathers. Limited availability, if you are unable to make these dates but would like to experience Skomer, please phone as Dave will be running numerous trips in the summer.