A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl © Natural England/Allan DrewittShort-eared Owls often hunt by day, so it's worth keeping an eye out for them, especially through the winter.
Photo: © Natural England/Allan Drewitt


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


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


Eurasian Teal (photo: Dougy Wright)In the colder months, watch out for overwintering Teal on pools and marshes around The Lizard. Windmill Farm is a good place to look.
Photo: Dougy Wright