A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Red Kite (species profile)


Red Kite © Natural England/Andy NealeRed Kites are magnificent raptors - watch out for them soaring above the Lizard.
Photo: © Natural England/Andy Neale

 

Red-backed Shrike (species profile)

Red-backed ShrikeNow pretty much extinct as a breeding species in the UK, you may be lucky enough to spot a Red-backed Shrike on the Lizard during its autumn migration back to Africa.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Redwing (species profile)

RedwingThis winter visitor was recently spotted at Windmill Farm.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Ringed Plover (species profile)

Ringed PloverRinged Plover can be spotted on places such as the Helford Estuary.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Robin (species profile)

RobinWhile some migratory birds depart the Lizard for warmer climates in the autumn, others stay with us, including the Robin, cheering us up with its song all through the autumn and winter.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Rock pipit (species profile)

This olive-brown bird is well-camouflaged on the stony beaches it calls home, but watch out for it perching on rocks or feeding along the tidewrack.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Rook (species profile)

Rooks, familiar across the British countryside, have an important place in our folklore, but are a fascinating bird in their own right.
Photo: Terence Thirlaway

Ross's Gull (species profile)

Ross's GullThe Ross's Gull - a pretty, small gull - is native to the High Arctic of Canada and Siberia. This vagrant was spotted early in January flying by Lizard Point.
Photo: Tony Blunden

Sand Martin (species profile)

Sand MartinIn the spring and early summer, look out for breeding Sand Martins. They nest in burrows in sandy banks and cliffs. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Sanderling (species profile)

SanderlingThe south-west is supposedly not such a good place to look for Sanderlings on migration, but site photographer Terry Thirlway spotted this one on Predannack Airfield.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway