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Bird Watching Trips in Poole Harbour

So many birds to see and so many
places to look for them!

To compliment our hugely popular winter bird boat trips, we thought we’d offer a slightly warmer option and create a NEW Spring tour for you to relax and enjoy. It’s not just the birds we’ll be focusing on, but also the wonderfully rich and scenic setting of the Wareham Channel and Frome Valley which at dawn lights up and plays host to numerous bird species as they prepare for the breeding season ahead. With both April and May being strong months for migration who knows what we’ll see, but as we meander our way up the channel and into the river valley we’ll be listening out for spring songsters such as Cetti’s Warbler, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler, as well as looking out for returning migrants over Swineham Gravel Pits such as Swallows, House Martins and Swifts. Returning Hobby and Cuckoo should be passing through as the first Common and Sandwich Terns begin to fish in the harbour. The Lower Frome Valley and Wareham Channel are not easily accessible, so why not join us on our new dawn discovery tour to gain views of floodplains and reedbeds not viewable from the mainland.

In 2013 Marsh Harrier began breeding in the harbour again after a 50 year absence and have now gone from strength to strength as they fought hard to re-establish themselves as a regular breeder in Poole Harbour west. We’ll also be cruising past the harbour’s largest gull colony where both Black-headed Gull and Mediterranean Gull noisily jostle for space on the aptly named ‘Gull Islands’.

Here at Birds of Poole Harbour we pride ourselves on monitoring the harbour’s bird life right the way through the year, gathering important and exciting information that we can then pass onto the public through our people engagement projects.

Spring is a time for new life, new birds and now new bird boats so spring in to action and get booked on NOW! With only 50 spaces available per trip book your places early to avoid disappointment.

Book direct with Birds of Poole Harbour

In conjunction with...


Our other cruises await you


Sandbanks & Harbour Cruise


Wareham River Cruise


Private Hire

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