Devon Birds has chartered MS Oldenburg for the Society's annual birdwatchers' day-trip to Lundy on Sunday 10 May, departing Ilfracombe at 8.30am and returning there at approximately 8.30pm.
During the crossing there should be sightings of Manx Shearwaters and auks, with Storm Petrel a distinct possibility.
On the island, enjoy nesting Puffins, Guillemots, Razorbills, Kittiwakes and Shags, along with large numbers of breeding Wheatears, Meadow Pipits and Skylarks, and look out for spring migrants such as warblers, hirundines, Swifts, chats and flycatchers and perhaps the odd rarity... During last year's trip there were sightings of Black Guillemot, Golden Oriole,
Short-toed Lark and Turtle Dove and at this time of year anything is
Non-members (and indeed non-birdwatchers!) are welcome. Full details of how to order your tickets – priced at £29 for adults and £16 for accompanied children under the age of 16 – are available here.
About this page...
This page is run by volunteer contributors as a source of news for everyone interested in the birds of Lundy, in the Bristol Channel, UK.
If you have news to report, please consider signing up as a contributor or send in your sightings here.
See also the companion website The Birds of Lundy for comprehensive updates to the 2007 book of the same name.
Bird recording and ringing on Lundy are coordinated by the Lundy Field Society and general information about visiting the island can be found here.