A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Pied Wagtail

Pied Wagtails are a familiar but welcome sight round The Lizard.
Photo: Ilya Maclean

Purple Sandpiper

Purple SandpiperScan the rocks near Lizard Point in the winter months, and you may be lucky enough to find a flock of hard-to-see Purple Sandpipers.
Photo: By Myosotis Scorpioides at en.wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0


The highly intelligent Raven has great aerial ability given its large size.
Photo: Richard Birchett

Red Kite

Red Kite (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)Red Kites are magnificent raptors - watch out for them soaring above the Lizard.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed ShrikeNow pretty much extinct as a breeding species in the UK, you might spot a Red-backed Shrike on The Lizard during its autumn migration back to Africa.
Photo: Ron Knight


Redwing (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt )Windmill Farm is a good place to spot these winter visitors.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Ring Ouzel

Ring Ouzel © Richard BirchettThis member of the thrush family is easily mistaken at a distance for its cousin, the Blackbird, but a closer look gives the game away. A passage migrant across The Lizard, you may be fortunate and spot one in spring or autumn.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

Ringed Plover (species profile)

Ringed PloverRinged Plover can be spotted on places such as the Helford Estuary.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Robin (species profile)

RobinWhile some migratory birds depart the Lizard for warmer climates in the autumn, others stay with us, including the Robin, cheering us up with its song all through the autumn and winter.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Rock pipit

This olive-brown bird is well-camouflaged on the stony beaches it calls home, but watch out for it perching on rocks or feeding along the tidewrack.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway