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Bird Watching

The estuaries and coastline, the mountains and hills, ancient woodlands and river valleys of Snowdonia Mountains and Coast all contribute to the rich diversity of habitats which ensures the area's long standing reputation as a bird watcher's paradise. 

Reserves offer breath-taking scenery and beautiful woodland walks whilst the Conwy estuary Reserve offers views of various wading birds and the magnificent Conwy Castle. Well located hides ensure an excellent view. As part of the Glaslyn Osprey project, a round-the-clock protection scheme operates during the breeding season. The public viewing scheme is open between April and the end of August, where you can use telescopes and see live footage from the nest-cam. Volunteers are on hand to help.

For further information on wildlife and sites where you can visit, go to: Discover Gwynedd.

Useful Information 

RSPB North Wales
Unit 14, Llys Castan, Parc Menai, Bangor, LL57 4FD
www.rspb.org.uk/wales
01248 672850



Keep your eyes open!

Local Birds

Coast Estuary:
Black-headed Gull
Chough
Cormorant
Curlew
Dunlin
Lapwing
Little Egret
Oystercatcher
Redshank
Shelduck
Whopper Swan 

Forest:
Dipper
Garden Warbler
Grey Wagtail
Long-tailed Tit
Redstart
Willow-Warbler
Wood Warbler

 
Moorland and Mountain
Osprey
Black Grouse
Buzzard
Goshawk
Hen Harrier
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Raven
Red Grouse
Snipe
Sparrowhawk
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