A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Little Egret

Little Egret © Natural England/Allan DrewittThe bright yellow feet of the Little Egret make it look as though they’ve been dipped in paint. 
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Long-tailed Tit

The Long-tailed Tit lives up to its name, with a tail that is longer than its body. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

Meadow Pipit

Meadow Pipit © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandIn autumn, Meadow Pipits migrate southward and to lowland areas. Watch out for them on The Lizard.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Mediterranean Gull

Mediterranean Gull © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandSome Mediterranean Gulls overwinter round the Lizard coast, before returning to their summer breeding grounds.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England


Merlin https://richardbirchettphotography.co.ukThe Merlin is our smallest bird of prey, but it makes up for its size with lots of grit and steely determination.
Photo: Richard Birchett

Mute Swan

Mute Swan © Allan Drewitt/Natural EnglandWatch for graceful Mute Swans on The Lizard. The creeks of the Helford River are a good place to look.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England


Nuthatch (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)Nuthatches fiercely defend their nesting sites. A bird of broadleaf woodlands, it is also a frequent visitor to garden birdfeeders.
Photo: Richard Birchett


Oystercatchers in flightOystercatchers are often spotted round The Lizard's shoreline.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt/Natural England

Pallas's Warbler

Pallas's Leaf Warbler, The Lizard, Cornwall, CoverackThis autumn and winter visitor to The Lizard was hanging out at Coverack's sewage works in early 2019.
Photo: Dougy Wright


Peregrine (Richard Birchett)Peregrines can be seen round The Lizard.
Photo: Richard Birchett