Bird Watching in Norfolk – Country Cottages in Norfolk

Bird Watching Holidays in Norfolk

Norfolk is full of great places for bird watching throughout the year, whether you are interested in watching the garden-variety birds or geese flying south for the winter. West Norfolk sits on one of the most important bird migration paths in the world making it a popular holiday choice amongst birdwatchers; summer time attracts a variety of birds including Warblers, Terns and Swifts. Along the West Norfolk coastline, Chiff-chaffs and Wheatears are visible throughout spring.

There are also a number of bird reserves in the West Norfolk area close to Heacham, Snettisham RSPB is home to a selection of birds, in the winter as they return from Iceland, at dusk or dawn this includes the pinkfooted geese flying from their overnight roosts inland to feed, on big tides you can see tens of thousands of wading birds come onto the roost banks and in the summer large numbers of black headed gulls and small amounts of common terns come to nest on the reserve.

On the North coast there is Titchwell Marsh RSPB, this specially created bird watching centre is one of the most popular in Norfolk, springtime is great for watching Avocets and Marsh Harriers in the marshes and reed beds. In summer, you can watch flocks of bearded tits and in winter there are many birds of prey to see (Harriers, Merlins, Peregrines and the short eared owl).

Related Links

Oenanthe Birding Adventures - www.oenanthe.co.uk/
Norfolk Birding Guided Tours - www.norfolkbirding.com/
Snettisham Wildlife Reserve - www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/s/snettisham/about.aspx