NEWT Autumn Pelagics

The legendary Northern Experience Pelagic programme continues…

Saturday 5th September 2009 

An 8-hour pelagic departing Royal Quays Marina at 09:00.  Cost £45 per person.  Target species; skuas, shearwaters, cetaceans. One place remaining

 

Saturday 12th September 2009

Whale and Dolphin Cruise.  A 4-hour pelagic departing Seahouses Harbour at 10:00.  Cost £30/adult £20/child.  Target species; skuas, shearwaters, cetaceans

 

Saturday 19th September 2009

An 8-hour pelagic departing Royal Quays Marina at 09:00.  Cost £45 per person.  Target species; skuas, shearwaters, cetaceans. FULLY BOOKED

 

Saturday 21st November 2009

Tystie Trek.  A 2-hour pelagic departing Seahouses Harbour at 10:00.  Cost £30/person.  Target species; Grey Seal, Black Guillemot, seaduck

 

Saturday 5th December 2009

Seal and Seaduck Special.  A 4-hour pelagic departing Seahouses Harbour at 10:00.  Cost £40/person.  Target species; Grey Seal, Black Guillemot, seaduck

 

All of our trips are on boats which are fully licensed and insured to carry our clients.

Our pelagic trips from Royal Quays take place on the SarahJFK, a 44ft converted lifeboat which is used for sea-angling charters and for the last eight years has been chartered for our pelagic trips.  The boat offers an excellent vantage point for observation of wildlife.  All trips are limited to a maximum of 12 participants, allowing all on board a good opportunity to see any birds or cetaceans which are found.  Some truly outstanding opportunities for photography occur on our pelagic trips as well, with many birds being attracted very close to the boat.

 

Over recent years the pelagic trips have proved very successful and they are an excellent way to enjoy our offshore wildlife in the company of other birders who are always willing to help any less experienced participants.  More experienced birders may well find that the North Sea is a new frontier for their birding.  Pelagic birding is very unpredictable but highlights in recent years have included the 1st British North Sea Wilson’s Petrel (2002), Long-tailed Skua (2002), Sabine’s Gull (2005), Harbour Porpoise (2006), Minke Whale (2006 and 2007), Great Shearwater, Balearic Shearwater and Pomarine Skua (2007), excellent views of Sooty Shearwater in each of the last seven years and several very close encounters with White-beaked Dolphins.

Our Seahouses based pelagics are on one of the Glad Tidings fleet of boats, operated by Billy Shiel MBE.  The November and December trips offer an exclusive chance to search for wintering Black Guillemots and the seaduck that spend the winter months off the North Northumberland coast.

Participants should bring their own food and drink and warm/waterproof clothing.

To reserve a place on any of these trips, please contact Martin Kitching martin@newtltd.co.uk or (01670) 827465 and send a deposit of £10 per person per trip (cheque payable to ‘Northern Experience Wildlife Tours Ltd’, non-refundable if you cancel at a later date) to NEWT Ltd, 18 Frances Ville, Scotland Gate, Northumberland, NE62 5ST.  The balance of payment is due 2 weeks before sailing.

~ by pterodroma on August 25, 2009.

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