A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Coal Tit

Coal Tit © Natural England/AllanDrewittLook out for Coal Tits in conifer and mixed woodlands.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Common Sandpiper

Common SandpiperCommon Sandpipers are often spotted on the Helford, on their migration. Read on to find a video showing its characteristic, and very endearing, bobbing motion as it forages for food. 
Photo (and video): Ray Surridge


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


Cuckoo, by Aviceda from Wikimedia CommonsCuckoos migrate back to the UK in the spring.
Photo: Aviceda (Wikimedia Commons)


Curlew © Natural England/AllanDrewittWatch out for Curlews in July and August as they start to move to the coast.
Photo: © Natural England/AllanDrewitt


DunlinDunlins can be spotted in estuaries and salt marshes in the autumn and winter. 
Photo: Amanda Scott


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: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Fieldfare © Natural England/AllanDrewittFlocks of Fieldfares can be spotted out on The Lizard through the winter.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Firecrest, the-lizard.org, CornwallA flash of fiery bronze – watch out for flocks of beautiful Firecrests in the spring.
Photo: Dougy Wright


FulmarsFulmars 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: Amanda Scott