A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Golden Plover (species profile)

Golden PloverGolden Plovers hang out together in flocks on grasslands and marshy areas in the winter. Windmill Farm is one of the best places to see them on The Lizard.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Goldfinch (species profile)

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

Great Black-backed Gull (species profile)

Great Black-backed GullIn winter, Great Black-backed Gulls will often venture inland to hunt for food: look out for them near inland pools or scavenging at disposal sites. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Great Northern Diver (species profile)

Great Northern Divers are winter visitors to the seas of the Lizard.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Great Skua (species profile)

Great SkuaGreat Skuas breed far to the north, but keep an eye out for them at sea as they migrate south in the late summer.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway


Great Spotted Woodpecker (species profile)

Great Spotted WoodpeckerThis Great Spotted Woodpecker was spotted grubbing out ants near the Natural England offices on The Lizard.
Photo: Ray Lawman

Greenfinch (species profile)

If you feed your garden birds, you probably won’t need to go far to see Greenfinches, a regular garden visitor, on The Lizard.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Greenshank (species profile)

GreenshankCroft Pascoe Pool on Goonhilly Downs is a great place for spotting migratory and overwintering waders in the autumn, such as this Greenshank.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Grey Heron (species profile)

Grey Herons can be spotted fishing at places such as the Helford River or Windmill Farm, or on estuaries. 
Photo: Ray Surridge


Grey Wagtail (species profile)

Grey Wagtail (photo: Dougy Wright)
Grey Wagtails are found near upland streams in the summer, but move to lowland habitats in the winter. 
Photo: Dougy Wright