It is your last chance to add a few birds to your year list. Here are some ideas for the December boost
The winter months offer the last chance for you to add even more birds to your year list
December means one thing: a single month left to finish off your #My200birdyear list. OK, two things, if you can squeeze Christmas in, as well. Of course, the two are not mutually exclusive, as a Christmas Day walk can be a great time to sneak in some quality birdwatching time with the whole family. But, the rest of December is also a great time to go birding in the UK. Yes, the daylight hours are short, but our varied landscapes and seascape are packed with wintering birds, taking advantage of our relatively balmy island climate, compared to that of our continental cousins. Here are some suggestions as to the sorts of birds you may wish to target for the final charge on the grand year list total. Also, there are a few ideas as to the kind of sites you may want to visit during the precious daylight hours of the final month of the year.
Whooper Swans Barnacle Geese Pintail