A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Ringed Plover

Ringed PloverThe Helford Estuary is a good place to spot Ringed Plover.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Robin

RobinWhile some 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

Rock Pipit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0This 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: MPF / CC BY-SA

Rook

Rook (© Natural England/Allan Drewitt)Rooks, familiar across the British countryside, have an important place in our folklore, but are a fascinating bird in their own right.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Ross's Gull

Ross's GullThis pretty, small gull is native to the High Arctic of Canada and Siberia. This vagrant was spotted early in January 2016 flying by Lizard Point.
Photo: Tony Blunden

Sand Martin

Sand MartinIn the spring and early summer, look out for breeding Sand Martins. They nest in burrows in sandy banks and cliffs. 
Photo: Myosotis Scorpioides at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL]

Sanderling

Sanderling © Natural England/Allan DrewittThe south-west is supposedly not such a good place to look for Sanderlings on migration, but a few turn up each year. Predannack is one good place to look.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern © Natural England/Allan DrewittLizard Point is a great place for spotting migrant birds, such as Sandwich Terns, as they head to their breeding grounds.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler © Natural England/Allan DrewittA summer visitor to Britain from Africa, Windmill Farm is a good place to spot Sedge Warblers.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Shag

Shag (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)This Shag was spotted building its nest at Lizard Point.
Photo: Richard Birchett