A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula


Greenshank (Ilya Maclean)Croft Pascoe Pool on Goonhilly Downs is a great place for spotting migratory and overwintering waders in the autumn, including Greenshanks.
Photo: Ilya Maclean

Grey Heron

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

Grey Wagtail

Grey Wagtail © Natural England/Allan DrewittGrey Wagtails are found near upland streams in the summer, but move to lowland habitats in the winter. 
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Herring Gull

Herring GullDid you know the Herring Gull is a red-listed species in the UK?
Photo: Amanda Scott


Hobby https://richardbirchettphotography.co.ukHobbies fly with such agility and speed, they can even snatch swallows and swifts on the wing. This one was catching a dragonfly over Goonhilly.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

House Martin

House Martins (Ken Billington)House Martins arrive back in the UK in the spring.
Photo: Ken Billington

House Sparrow

House Sparrow © Natural England/Allan DrewittHouse Sparrows are in decline, but rural areas are less affected than cities. Look out for this gregarious bird in noisy flocks.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Jackdaw (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt )A flock of Jackdaws used to be called a 'clattering' - for obvious reasons!
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Kestrel https://richardbirchettphotography.co.ukKestrels, with their narrow wings and long tails, can often be seen over The Lizard.
Photo: Richard Birchett


Kittiwake © Natural England/Neil PikeKittiwakes live far out at sea during the winter, but can be spotted round the coast in the breeding season, from March to August.
Photo: © Natural England/Neil Pike