A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Snow Bunting (species profile)

Snow BuntingA breath of Arctic air – Snow Buntings can be spotted on migration at Lizard Point.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Song Thrush (species profile)

Song ThrushIn 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: Steve Townsend

Sparrowhawk (species profile)

Sparrow HawkThe Sparrowhawk breeds in woodland, but can be spotted hunting across many habitats, including gardens.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

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 (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)Swallows are always an uplifting sight in the spring and throughout the summer.
Photo: © Richard Birchett

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 at Kynance Cove (https://richardbirchettphotography.co.uk)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: Richard Birchett

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