NNR Events

Events to celebrate the expansion of the Lizard National Nature Reserve

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CormorantCormorants are expert fishers: they can be seen round the coast of the Lizard and on the Helford.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Common CuckooCuckoos migrate back to the UK in the spring.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

CurlewWatch out on the Lizard for Curlews in July and August as they start to move to the coast. Some are on their way to southern Europe and Africa, but others are resident in the UK.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

DunlinDunlins can be spotted in estuaries and salt marshes in the autumn and winter. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

DunnockThe Dunnock is an unassuming small brown bird, easily confused with but unrelated to the Sparrow. Watch out for it sidling about in the undergrowth. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

FieldfareFlocks of Fieldfares can be spotted out on The Lizard through the winter.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Fulmars look superficially like gulls but are, in fact, related to Albatrosses. They can be spotted near to coastal cliffs, such as at Lizard Point.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

 

This striking Gannet was spotted flying past Bass Point. Gannets do not breed on the Lizard, but can be seen flying past as they hunt far and wide for food.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Golden Plovers hang out together in large flocks on grasslands and marshy areas in the winter.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

GoldfinchWho doesn’t love a Goldfinch?
Photo: Terry Thirlaway