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NEW CRUISE - Poole Harbour Low Tide Cruise

Poole Harbour in winter is spectacular, inspirational and without doubt, one of the most important areas in southern Britain for thousands of over-wintering waders and waterfowl. Following the success of our new PUBLIC BIRD BOAT TOURS last year we have decided to offer 4 trips this winter to bring you closer to some of the harbour’s well-known and not so well known winter residents.

Averaging only a meter deep, Poole Harbour can be a minefield to navigate on a high tide, let alone a low tide. However, Birds of Poole Harbour are pleased to announce a NEW 2019 bird boat experience, which will provide stunning low tide views out across the harbour and its nutrient rich mud. Vital to waders, the many estuaries and creeks provide feeding areas for species such as Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Grey Plover and Oystercatcher. With the water drained out of the harbour species such as Red-breasted Merganser, Goldeneye and Great Northern Diver are forced to restricted open bodies of water, making them easier to find as wildfowl such as Wigeon and Pintail leave the cover of the saltmarsh to take advantage of the restricted feeding opportunities. We’ll be cruising around the harbour before making our way up the Wareham Channel with the rising tide hoping to log as many of the harbour’s over-wintering wader and wildfowl species as we can and with the Wareham Channel being a raptor hotspot we’ll be keeping an eye out for a harrier or two as well.

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Only 50 spaces available

Event Type 
Boat Tour
Date 
16 February, 2019 - 13:00
Duration 
1pm - 4:30pm
Cost 
£16 per adult & £10 per child
Additional Information 

The trip will leave promptly from the Yellow Brownsea Island Ferries kiosk on Poole Quay at the times detailed above.

Nearest public car park is the Quay Visitors multi-storey located at Old Orchard, Poole BH15 1SB.

Hot and cold drinks and a limited range of snacks are available on board.

All boats have toilet facilities on board, a heated, covered lower deck and an open top deck.

Although every effort will be made to sail, the final decision will remain with the owners and skipper of the boat.

For general enquiries

Tel – 01202 641003 Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm
email – info@birdsofpooleharbour.co.uk

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