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THE BIRDS OF THE RIVER DEBEN

The River Deben is exceptional

As many as 150 different species of birds visit the largely unspoilt River Deben during the year. Here they can find food, shelter and suitable habitats for breeding. The Summer and Winter bird populations are varied due to the differing seasons bringing a diverse quantity of species to the area. This means that at most times of the year there are a range of birds to be seen from the Tide Mill. On either side of low tide the abundant river mud which is exposed in front of the Tide Mill provides a rich source of food for wading birds such as Godwits, Curlews and Dunlins.

Funding from the AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) Suffolk Coast and Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund has enabled us to work with RSPB Minsmere, Kyson School and RSPB Woodbridge to provide binoculars, information boards and reference books that help visitors better understand the surrounding birds.

Birds of the River Deben workshops

In the months of February and November of each year, workshops are held at the Tide Mill for anyone interested or new to bird watching. These workshops consist of presentations on the various bird species and the key points to aid identification which is followed by a guided walk along the river banks with experienced bird watchers.

For more information contact us at enquiries@woodbridgetidemill@gmail.com.
The Woodbridge RSPB local group hold regular indoor and outdoor meetings. All are welcome. For more details please visit .

How many can you see?

Opening Times

Adult (16yrs+)          £5.00 Child (5-15yrs)  £2.00
   
Family (of four)*       £12.00     

*Family ticket - two Adults & two Child

Opening Times

11:00 - 17:00 Suggested last entry 16:30

1st April - 1st October Open seven days a week
   
October School half term week and weekends only
   
November - March Closed

Guided tours of the Mill for groups by arrangement throughout the year (light refreshments can be available by arrangement). Illustrated talks at your own venue also by arrangement

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