A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Bar-tailed Godwit (species profile)

Bar-tailed GodwitLook out for this long-beaked wader round the Lizard coastline in winter, or on passage in spring and autumn.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Black Redstart (species profile)

Some Black Redstarts do overwinter in the relatively warmer south-west of the UK, but this is primarily a migratory species. 
Photo: Ray Surridge


Black-headed Gull (species profile)

Black-headed GullBlack-headed Gulls form large flocks in the autumn and winter months.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Blackbird (species profile)

BlackbirdBlackbirds can be seen throughout the year on The Lizard.
Photo: © Julian Dowse/Natural England

Blue Tit (species profile)

Blue TitThe Blue Tit is one of our most familiar birds, and a frequent visitor to bird tables.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Buzzard (species profile)

Common BuzzardThe Buzzard is the most common bird of prey in the UK.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Chiffchaff (species profile)

ChiffchaffMainly a summer visitor to the UK, a small but increasing number of this small warbler with its familiar song is now overwintering here.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Chough (species profile)

Choughs feeding

Choughs have been breeding at Southerly Point for many years now.


Coal Tit (species profile)

Coal titLook out for Coal Tits in conifer and mixed woodlands.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Common Sandpiper (species profile)

Common SandpiperThis Common Sandpiper was recently spotted on the Helford, probably on its way south on migration. Read on to find a video showing its characteristic, and very endearing, bobbing motion as it forages for food. 
Photo (and video): Ray Surridge

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