RSPB Avocet Dawn Cruises on the Exe Estuary 2

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27/01/2018 25/02/2018


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Just five miles from Exeter city centre, Exminster and Powderham Marshes are great places to see birds all year-round. You can enjoy lovely walks here in this fascinating landscape.The marshes are a vital feeding and resting area for large...

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It's certainly worth the early start to see the wildlife on the Exe foraging for food this early in the morning on a cruise that lasts 1.5 hours (approx).All throughout the cruise expert commentary is provided by knowledgeable RSPB volunteers who will keep a close eye out and help you spot the various species of waders and wildfowl that either flock to the Exe to overwinter or call the Exe their home.
The avocets have never failed to put on a show since our Avocet Cruises started in the late 1980s. They normally congregate between the Turf Inn and Topsham. Because the estuary narrows here, you can get incredibly close to these wonderful two- tone birds, the unmistakeable emblem of the RSPB.

Black-tailed godwits are another drawcard - elegant, stately visitors from Iceland, usually seen in a flock and there’s just something about these birds that brightens up a day.

The Exe Estuary is a special place and is internationally protected for wildlife, including the thousands of birds that flock here in the autumn and winter. The RSPB is working with partners to protect the Exe for wildlife and the local community. The money from these cruises is directly helping to save nature on the Exe and in the South West- thank you for helping to give nature a home.

Booking essential. These cruises sell out quickly as there are only 40 spaces available per sailing.

A choice of dates for our Dawn Cruises: (cruises departure from Trout's Boatyard, Topsham) 
(prompt departure due to tide constraints)
• Saturday 27 January 2018, 7.45 am departure
• Sunday 25 February 2018, 7 am departure

Cost: (includes breakfast at The Globe Hotel, Topsham)
• Adult RSPB member - £23
• Adult non-member - £26
• Child RSPB Member - £11
• Child Non-member - £13


Exe Estuary