A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula


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

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


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 (© 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 © 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