Re-connect with nature: Birdsong for beginners

A woodland walk to appreciate nature's symphony, hear every note and bathe in blissful sound.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

A leisurely 1.5 mile (approx.) wander around Hayburn Wyke with Richard Baines, Director and Ecologist at Yorkshire Coast Nature. Timed to take in May's dusk chorus, it's an opportunity to learn and enjoy the song of resident bird species such as song thrush, as well as migrants including black cap and whitethroat. As the sun sinks, there's a chance of hearing owl calls too.

This event is free, thanks to funding via Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship environmental scheme.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01723 870 423
Booking line open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. If no answer please leave a message, we'll call back.
Suitable for age 8 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the paddock next to Hayburn Wyke Inn car park, 2 miles north of Cloughton off the A171, YO13 0AU
What to bring and wear
Sensible walking shoes advised. Please wear clothing appropriate for the weather and be aware that evenings can get chilly on the coast.
Paths may be uneven and muddy in places following wet weather. Some slopes/steps.
If you enjoy Beginner's birdsong, you might be interested in a Birdsong workshop with Richard at Ravenscar on 2 June. Please see our what's on page for details.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Available
24 May 2019 18:00 - 20:00 Available

Contact Info

Richard Baines
Call 07747 753260

Upcoming events

Build a bird box

Sun 17 Feb 2019
Give the birds in your garden a helping hand. In celebration of the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) National Nest Box Week.

Stars in the sky

Fri 22 Feb 2019
We're teaming up with Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society to gaze at stars and planets, marking the North York Moors National Park’s Dark Skies Festival.

Industrial intrigue at Ravenscar

Thu 07 Mar 2019
A leisurely guided walk exploring how centuries of human activity have shaped the coastal landscape.

Small mammal survey: Hayburn Wyke

Wed 10 Apr 2019
Help rangers discover more about the small mammals living in the woods at Hayburn Wyke.

Hayburn Wyke wander

Tue 16 Apr 2019
Join a ranger for a walk in the woods.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt - Ravenscar

Fri 19 Apr 2019
A series of clues leads you on a walk from the visitor centre, then work your way back to claim a deliciously chocolatey Cadbury prize.