A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

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 

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


Razorbill © Natural England/Allan DrewittAlthough the largest Razorbill breeding colonies are in the north of Scotland, breeding pairs can be found in other parts of the UK. Outside the breeding season, they spend their life at sea - you may spot them flying past Lizard Point.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

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