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Alum Bay & West High DownSatellite View
Best in Autumn for migrants Yellow browed are found most years. It can also be good visible migration Larks, Finches, Pipits & Thrushes often pass over in good numbers.
Bembridge Harbour & Brading MarshSatellite View
A good all year round site the harbour and surrounding area can hold up to 100+ Med Gulls in late summer though birds are present all year round. In winter the marsh usually holds Short eared Owls & Hen Harriers. It regularly throws up scarce and rarities.
Newtown EstuarySatellite View
Good numbers of waders and wildfowl in winter. Breeding Terns and Gulls in summer. Little Egrets out number Grey Herons here most of the year.
St Catherines PointSatellite View
The southern most tip of the Island good migrants and sea watching, try to get a SE wind for best results. Resident Dartford Warbler & Peregrines can be seen in most months. Try late April or early May for Pomeranian Skuas & Mediterranean Shearwater.
Ventnor DownsSatellite View
This site has come into it's own in recent years, and regularly turns up high numbers of common migrants as well as some scarce ones. But is best known on the Island as a raptor watch point I have seen 8 species in a day here mid August to mid September are best.
Darren J Hughes
Isle of Wight Bird Report 1998(Isle of Wight Ornithological Group) price £6.50 inc p&p from D J Hunnybun, 40 Churchill Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 8HH
Where to Watch Birds in Dorset, Hampshire and The Isle of Wightby George Green and Martin Cade. 4th Edition Christopher Helm 2010
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Isle of Wight Ornithological GroupWebsite
Contact details etc...
Isle of Wight Wildlife TrustWebsite
We are the leading local wildlife conservation charity in the Island. The Trust seeks to increase people’s involvement in their local environment and in turn achieve better conditions for wildlife. We care for over 60 wildlife reserves – more than 6,500 acres of valuable wildlife habitat – and by providing volunteering, education and training opportunities, we enable individuals and communities to provide sustained benefit to these essential wild places...
Our very individual and picturesque stone holiday cottages are set within the 300 acre Appuldurcombe Estate, with wonderful views across the surrounding countryside. An excellent location for family holidays and from which to explore the Island both walking and cycling. Our Owl and Falconry Centre offers flying displays daily with birds of prey from around the world. You can also learn to fly with confidence one of our trained birds on our residential/non-residential falconry courses. Please note, no dogs allowed in the Falconry Centre. Dogs allowed ON LEADS in Appuldurcombe House and Grounds...
Bembridge Marina HouseAccommodation
The house is on the quayside at Bembridge Marina with spectacular views over the harbour on one side and long reaching views over the Yar River Valley to Brading on the other. Birdwatchers have a fantastic watch-tower view over the newly acquired RSPB Reserve. Close by are beaches, scenic walks, fishing, sailing and the Brading Haven Yacht Club. There are many delightful pubs and restaurants in St. Helens and Bembridge...
Brambles Chine - Colwell BayAccommodation
Brambles Chine is a fully furnished self catering holiday bungalow on the Isle of Wight, located by the sea at Colwell Bay, near Freshwater sleeping up to 6 people. Nearby are the towns, beaches and attractions of Yarmouth, Colwell Bay, Freshwater, Totland Bay, Alum Bay and The Needles rocks and lighthouse...
Maple Cottage - VentnorAccommodation
Maple Cottage is an idyllic holiday cottage in Ventnor on the Isle of Wight with stunning sea views. With excellent sea views and good sized gardens front and back "Maple Cottage" is a an excellent holiday location for the smaller family...
We run self catering holiday apartments in Ventnor which are only 50 meters from the beach and with direct access to the coastal path for fantastic bird watching options. We are only a short drive from Ventnor Downs, one of the most popular watching spots on the Island...
Maytime & Plum Tree CottagesAccommodation
Both set in rural locations ideal for nature lovers...
Mulberry House is a detached 20th century house situated in a commanding position in the village of Brading on the Isle of Wight. Handy for RSPB Brading Marshes...
Mulberry Lawn Apartments [Self Catering Cottages] - BradingAccommodation
At the end of Quay Lane walkers and bird watchers will be delighted with Brading Marshes – now mostly owned by RSPB - where the river Yar flows eastwards to Brading Haven (now known as Bembridge Harbour). Here can be seen a great variety of birds at different times of year, including hen harriers, buzzards, peregrines, stonechats, warblers, waders and migrating geese...
...fully self-contained and comfortably furnished self-catering apartments...
Newnham Farm B&BAccommodation
Newnham Farm is a beautiful 17th century farmhouse with extensive garden. The house is situated in the middle of the 350 acre working farm. Although only 5 minutes by car from the centre of Ryde and the Fishbourne car ferry terminal, guests experience total peace and quiet as the house is surrounded by green fields and woodland. The area is listed as outstanding landscape with ancient woodland and medieval fish ponds...
Birding on the Isle Of WightWebsite
The IOW is situated about 3 miles off the South Coast of England. The Main ferry routes being - Portsmouth (to Fishbourne and Ryde); Southampton (to Cowes); and Lymington (to Yarmouth) The Island is about 22 by 15 miles a total of 147 square miles! Apart from being a popular holiday destination, it also attracts walkers, sailors, naturalists and even birdwatchers. Many varied habitats and the unspoilt nature of much of the Island make it an ideal spot for many species of bird. At most times of the year you can expect to see about 50 species in a morning's visit to a good site. On New Year`s Day some people can amass over a 100! but this requires skill and planning and even a bit of luck...
Wight Conservation - Bird SpeciesWebsite
Interesting species of birds sighted over Wight Conservation' property, or close by, and recorded in 2002 by the Isle of Wight Ornithological Group, or reported direct to us include...
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