A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Bar-tailed Godwit (species profile)

Bar-tailed GodwitLook out for this long-beaked wader round the Lizard coastline in winter, or on passage in spring and autumn.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Barn Owl

Barn Owl, Cornwall, © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandAlso known as the Ghost Owl, this nocturnal bird of prey can sometimes be seen hunting during the day. An early evening or dusk walk through the National Trust’s Penrose estate or Windmill Farm may well be accompanied by a Barn Owl’s screeching, or perhaps even a glimpse of its ghostly flight.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Black Redstart (species profile)

Some Black Redstarts do overwinter in the relatively warmer south-west of the UK, but this is primarily a migratory species. 
Photo: Ray Surridge


Black-headed Gull (species profile)

Black-headed GullBlack-headed Gulls form large flocks in the autumn and winter months.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Blackbird (species profile)

BlackbirdBlackbirds can be seen throughout the year on The Lizard.
Photo: © Julian Dowse/Natural England

Blue Tit (species profile)

Blue TitThe Blue Tit is one of our most familiar birds, and a frequent visitor to bird tables.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Buzzard (species profile)

Buzzard (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)The Buzzard is the most common bird of prey in the UK.
Photo: Richard Birchett

Chiffchaff (species profile)

ChiffchaffMainly a summer visitor to the UK, a small but increasing number of this small warbler with its familiar song is now overwintering here.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Chough (species profile)

Choughs feeding

Choughs have been breeding at Southerly Point for many years now.


Coal Tit (species profile)

Coal titLook out for Coal Tits in conifer and mixed woodlands.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway