A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Pied Wagtail (species profile)

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



Purple Sandpiper (species profile)

Purple Sandpiper Scan 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: Terry Thirlaway

Ravens (species profile)

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 (species profile)

Red-backed ShrikeNow pretty much extinct as a breeding species in the UK, you may be lucky enough to spot a Red-backed Shrike on the Lizard during its autumn migration back to Africa.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Redwing (species profile)

RedwingThis winter visitor was recently spotted at Windmill Farm.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

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

Rook (species profile)

Rooks, familiar across the British countryside, have an important place in our folklore, but are a fascinating bird in their own right.
Photo: Terence Thirlaway