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Alwen ReservoirSatellite View
This reservoir is surrounded by conifer plantations and moor land. Bird species include Great-crested Grebe, Common Sandpiper and many over-wintering duck. The plantations attract Goldcrests plus many other resident woodland birds, irruptions of Crossbill occur from time to time.
Conwy RSPB ReserveWebsite
Wildfowl, waders and rarities.
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Eryri [Snowdonia] National ParkWebsite
Choice or Welsh or English - Eryri or the Snowdonia National Park was designated a National park in 1951, the third National Park to be created in England and Wales under the 1949 National Parks and Access to the countryside Act. It is the second largest National park in England and Wales, covering some 2,171 square kilometres (838 square miles) of north west Wales, and including the Carneddau, and Glyderau mountain ranges as well as the Highest mountain in England and Wales (1085m/3560ft)- Yr Wyddfa (the Tomb in welsh), or Snowdon from which the Park takes its (english) name. The welsh name Eryri means 'place of the eagles'.
Forestry Commission - GwydyrWebsite
You may see Black Grouse in the Gwydyr south and Tyn y Cwm woodlands. These areas are the younger parts of the forest where moorland meet trees and are the habitats favoured by the grouse. The forest is also rich in raptors and Buzzards Goshawks, Peregrines and Merlin have all been sighted here...
RSPB - Conwy ReserveWebsite
Situated on the banks of the Conwy estuary, with magnificent views of Snowdonia and Conwy Castle, this reserve is delightful at any time of year. Birds can always be seen from the visitor centre, and our friendly experts can help you spot godwits and shelducks, or any of the more than 200 different species that have been seen at this reserve...
Snowdonia National ParkWebsite
Golden Eagles vanished some 300 years ago but you may very well see buzzards and peregrines. You'll almost definitely spot ravens (listen out for their Cronk Cronk and wheatears (spotted by their skimming flight and white rumps) and perhaps choughs and ring ouzles ...
Plas Maenan Hotel - LlanrwstAccommodation
Approached by an avenue of plane trees, Plas Maenan sits high on a bluff on the sunny side of the Conwy Valley with spectacular views of the river and mountains from the fountain terrace...
Julian Hughes is the new site manager at the RSPB's Conwy nature reserve. At work, he's more used to wearing a suit and tie than wellies and a fleece, as his previous job title was Head of Species Conservation. How will he get on?
Great and Little Orme BirdingBlog
Birds and Wildlife blog of the Great Orme Country Park and Little Orme LNR, Conwy...
Clwyd Birds WebWebsite
Clwyd offers the birdwatcher a wide and diverse range of habitats. Sand and shingle beaches on the North Wales Coast between Conwy and Talacre join the tidal estuaries of the Rivers Conwy, Clywd and the Dee.
North Wales BirdingWebsite
Forum, photos, trip reports, and a great deal more...
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