A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

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

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)Short-eared Owls often hunt by day, so it's worth keeping an eye out for them in winter when migrants from further north arrive in Cornwall.
Photo: © Richard Birchett


SkylarkIn spring and summer, the skies above the heaths and fields of the Lizard are full of the beautiful song of the Skylark.
Photo: © Natural England/P. N. Watts


Snipe © Natural England/Allan DrewittIt may be a relatively common wader, but the shy Snipe can be hard to spot. Watch out for it round well-vegetated pool edges on The Lizard, but you need to be patient.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting © Natural England/Allan DrewittA breath of Arctic air – Snow Buntings can be spotted on migration at Lizard Point.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Song Thrush

Songthrush © Natural England/Allan DrewittIn the winter, watch out for piles of snail shells next to a rock. Chances are a Song Thrush has been using the rock as an anvil to break the shells to get at the tasty food inside.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Sparrowhawk © Natural England/Andy NealeAlthough the Sparrowhawk breeds in woodland, it can be spotted hunting across many habitats.
Photo: © Natural England/Andy Neale


StarlingThe glossy plumage of a starling is beautiful to see on a crisp autumn day on the Lizard. In the autumn, you can see the amazing spectacle of a starling murumuration - Poldhu is a good spot.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


Stonechats, a year-round resident, can be seen openly perching on the top of bushes, and can often be found amongst the gorse of The Lizard.
Photo: Ray Surridge