A treat for birdwatchers

PUBLISHED: 11:01 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 15 June 2010

Birdwatchers in Seaton are twitching with joy at the opening of Bird Watching Trips with Seaton Tramway.

Birdwatchers in Seaton are twitching with joy at the opening of Bird Watching Trips with Seaton Tramway.Tours along the River Axe estuary, where over 50 species of birds can be seen, are being led by local experts who will point out many wildlife favourites including kingfishers, little egrets, birds of prey, and many other varieties of water foul.Managing director of Seaton Tramway, Jenny Nunn, said: "In 2008, some trips are specially planned for those with particular interests or abilities so that you can learn basic identification skills of birds living around the estuary."For a complete change, there are two opportunities to hear more about the changing history of the estuary, salt, slavery, steam and scrapes, as well as birds."The tramline, built in 1868, runs along the Axe Valley where over 14 different styles of vintage trams link up the seaside resort of Seaton and picturesque Colyton.Jenny Nunn added: "Seaton Tramway is the quiet success story of East Devon that attracted over 100,000 tourists to the area last year."Anyone looking for more information on the Bird Watching Trips and events can contact Seaton Tramway on (01297)20375 or visit www.tram.co.uk

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