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CLA South West Annual Avocet Cruise on the River Exe

Our annual bird watching cruise down the River Exe is always popular and we are again sailing from Topsham.


The River Exe is internationally important for its birds, with up to 25,000 wildfowl and wading birds flocking to the estuary in winter. They are attracted by the mild climate and abundant food in the estuary silt - rich pickings for hungry birds.

Up to 40 species of bird can be seen from the river including: Avocets, Black-tailed godwits, Brent geese, Little egrets & Curlews to name but a few - enjoy the spectacle, with expert commentary to help you identify what you see. The trip will include tea, coffee and doughnuts and will take approximately 90 minutes. Warm, wet weather clothing and binoculars are recommended. Commentary is provided by John Waldon; an expert on the River Exe and its birds.

Don’t forget your camera as the photo opportunities of the river can be spectacular.

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Event Details

Wednesday 6 February 2019
1:30PM - 3:15PM
Trout's Boatyard, Ferry Road, EX3 0JH
20 + VAT CLA Member and guest
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