A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Starling (species profile)

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

Stonechat (species profile)

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

Swallow (species profile)

Swallow, The Lizard, CornwallSwallows are always an uplifting sight in the spring and throughout the summer.
Photo: © Allan Drewitt / Natural England


Teal (species profile)

Eurasian Teal (photo: Dougy Wright)Watch out for overwintering Teal on pools and marshes around The Lizard. This one was spotted at Windmill Farm.
Photo: Dougy Wright

Turnstone (species profile)

The UK hosts an important overwintering population of Turnstones. Watch out for them on rockier shores round the Lizard coastline.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Wheatear (species profile)

Wheatears are summer visitors to Britain, and in July you can often spot juveniles born in the same year, as well as the striking adults. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Whitethroat (species profile)

Whitethroat © Natural England/Allan DrewittOne of our summer visitors, you can spot Whitethroats into early autumn as they pass by on their way to Africa for the winter.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt

Whooper Swan (species profile)

Whooper SwanOverwintering and migrating Whooper Swans can be spotted on the Lizard's inland pools in autumn and winter.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Woodpigeon (species profile)

WoodpigeonOne of our more common bird species, the Woodpigeon is a familiar bird of woods, parks and gardens.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Wren (species profile)

WrenThe Wren is the most common breeding bird in Britain. 
Photo: Terry Thirlaway