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RSPB Avocet Cruises

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. Come and enjoy our popular RSPB birdwatching cruises along the stunning Exe Estuary in Devon.

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, which are the unmistakeable emblem of the RSPB. Black-tailed godwits are another spectacle on the Exe – these elegant visitors from Iceland are usually seen in a flock. There’s just something about these birds that brightens up a day.

For dates, times and bookings please email swbookings@rspb.org.uk or visit https://rspb-avocetcruises20192020.eventbrite.co.uk/

Stuart Line Cruises

The River Exe is a designated RAMSAR
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), internationally renowned for its prolific migratory bird life during winter, from the likes of Greenland, Iceland and Arctic Siberia. Based in Exmouth, family-run Stuart Line Cruises are proud to offer award-winning Guided Bird Watching Cruises during the months of November to March, presenting the opportunity for people to discover habitats, species and behaviours from the warmth and comfort of
their modern vessels and from an entirely unique perspective.

Whether you consider yourself a novice or an
expert, leading local ornithologists will guide you with an informative live commentary and the on board Crew will look after you, serving hot Chunk of Devon pasties, local organic soup and much more! These cruises have become nationally recognised within the bird watching community as the best in the country and are, unsurprisingly, heavily oversubscribed.

Advanced booking is essential and you can view dates and times and book online via their website www.stuartlinecruises.co.uk/bird-watching