|Guided Bird Watching
We were deeply saddened earlier this year to hear that one of our expert Ornithologists, has been take ill and unfortunately wouldn’t be unable to partake in many, if any, of our Bird Watching Cruises this season. Ian Waite has not only worked alongside us, delivering excellent commentaries on the migratory bird life of the Exe Estuary, for many years, he is also a great friend of our family and we sincerely wish him a successful and speedy recovery. We are extremely grateful to Dave Smallshire, also a long-standing colleague and friend, who has managed to cover the cruises which Ian has sadly missed.
The River Exe is a RAMSAR site of special scientific interest, globally recognised for its prolific migratory bird life during the winter months. Our aim is to facilitate warm and comfortable sailings from the very best vantage point, enabling passengers to view and photograph rare birdlife from an entirely unique perspective. So far, the winter of 2018 has been no exception to this vision, with a diverse range of rare and more common species sighted throughout our cruises. Our expert Ornithologists are simply brilliant at what they do, which largely explains the increasing demand for our cruises – they are generally over-subscribed, with the majority of bookings being submitted many months prior to cruise dates.
The season for birdwatching extends from November through to March 2019 and we are very much looking forward to the coming weeks and months and the different species which we hope to see! For more in-depth detail on specific sightings, please follow the link to our Bird Watching Blog, which is listed on our website.