An exploration of some of the more uncommon birds you can see at different points of the year at Lizard Point and in the surrounding area, and where to find them
with Tony Blunden.
The southern-most extremity of Cornwall is well known for the natural beauty of Kynance Cove, the rugged cliffs of Old Lizard Head and the opportunity to see our own Palores (the Chough) ... it is also where bird expert Tony Blunden is lucky enough to explore as part of his local patch.
One of the best features of birding around the Lizard village is the excellent network of footpaths and bridleways which tend to centre on the village and lead out in every direction; they provide a great opportunity to explore a broad range of habitats within short distance of the village.
The expert: Tony Blunden. Local Naturalist Tony Blunden lives on The Lizard. He is an Ecological Consultant and volunteer for a range of organisations: the Conservation Officer for the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society (CBWPS), National Trust Lizard Watchpoint Volunteer, British Trust for Ornithology and Natural England.
The text of the attached downloadable PDF pages are adapted from an article Tony originally wrote for Palores, the newsletter of the CBWPS. Rather than taking us on a single walk, Tony describes some of the best places to visit and what birds you might expect to see in different habitats. All of these are within a two to three mile radius of Lizard village itself, and you’ll be able to find everything with a reasonable map.