A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula


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


Gannet (© Natural England/AllanDrewitt)Gannets do not breed on the Lizard, but can be seen flying past over the sea as they hunt far and wide for food.
Photo: © Natural England/AllanDrewitt

Glossy Ibis

Glossy IbisThis beautiful wader used to be considered a vagrant, but is becoming a more common, if still occasional, migratory visitor. Croft Pascoe Pool, on Goonhilly Downs is a good place to spot one.
Photo: Freddie

Golden Plover

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 (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt)Who doesn’t love a Goldfinch?
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Great Black-backed Gull

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

Great Northern Diver (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)Great Northern Divers are winter visitors to the seas of the Lizard.
Photo: by P199

Great Skua

Great Skua on ShetlandGreat Skuas breed far to the north, but keep an eye out for them at sea as they migrate south in the late summer.
Photo (of bird at breeding grounds on Shetland): Amanda Scott

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Great Spotted Woodpecker (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt )Great Spotted Woodpeckers often turn up at the birdfeeder at the Natural England offices on The Lizard.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Greenfinch © Natural England/Allan DrewittIf you feed your garden birds, you probably won’t need to go far to see Greenfinches, a regular garden visitor, on The Lizard.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt