The tranquil pursuit of a Birdwatching holiday is a popular activity in the Yorkshire Dales. Wensleydale has an excellent assortment of large and small birds. Curlews are very common along with the Lapwing, Oyster Catcher, Herons, Buzzards and flocks of Black-headed Gulls are frequently spotted.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park is the front of the campaign to stop further decline in the Black Grouse.
Cotter Force, in Cotterdale west of Hawes, is a secluded series of waterfalls in woodland on Cotterdale Beck, a tributary of the River Ure in Wensleydale. On a walk from our holiday cottages to the waterfalls, several bird species can be seen including dippers, grey wagtails, kingfishers and redstarts. Buzzards may also be seen flying overhead.
The tranquil pursuit of a birdwatching holiday is often incorporated into guided walking.
Yorkshire Dales Bird Guides offer you a wide range of bird watching activities to meet your personal needs. Their activities are based in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
They provide activities and experiences for individuals and families. Catering for all levels of bird watching ability beginners, developing skill and experienced. Offering a high standard of experience, knowledge, skills & expertise of birds and the Yorkshire Dales.
Andy and Roy are available to provide guided birdwatching walks to our holiday cottage guests personally tailored to meet your exact requirements. They can arrange anything across the whole of the the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
To book your guide or if you have any query please telephone Andy or Rod at Yorkshire Dales Bird Guides they will be very pleased to help you.
Let them know you are holidaying with us for a special guest discount.
Andy Asquith Tel: 07905335978 & Rod Brown Tel: 07857499084
Birds that have been spotted in Cotterdale Yorkshire Dales National Park by guest staying in Eller Haw Cottage & Town Head House
- Black Grouse
- Blue Tit
- Carrion Crow
- Coal Tit
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Great Tit
- Green Woodpecker
- Grey Heron
- Grey Partridge
- Grey Wagtail
- Hedge Sparrow/Dunnock
- House Sparrow
- Meadow Pipit
- Mistle Thrush
- Pied Wagtail
- Red Grouse
- Red Kite
- Red-legged Partridge
- Song Thrush
- Spotted Flycatcher
- Tawny Owl (you can hear it hooting)
- Tree creeper
- Willow Warbler
We have a selection of bird guide books in the cottage for you to use.
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