Gower is a bird watchers paradise with such varied habitat
Intertidal estuary and salt marsh
Broadleaf and conifer woodland
Farmland interspersed with hedgerows and copses
And lowland heath
Bird Hide at Oxwich and ..
A few years ago a couple staying at the campsite spotted and identified over 50 species of birds over a period of a weeks stay.
You may see Ravens, Peregrine Falcon, Fulmars, Kittewakes, Buzzards, a small colony of Choughs, Jackdaws, Cormorants and several types of Gulls on the cliff tops from Port Eynon to Rhossili.
The exceptionally large tidal range of the Bristol Channel attracts many shoreline birds like the Terns, Sandpipers, as well as gulls and Waders.
Large areas of open moorland and lowland heath are home to many species including Finches, Sky larks, Yellow Hammer, and provide good hunting for Owls, Kestrels and Sparrow Hawks.
Intertidal areas around the Burry Estuary provide extensive feeding grounds for Oystercatchers, Ducks, Little Egret and many other waders with the Wetlands Centre being so close you never know what may turn up.
The extensive woodland, hedgerow and farm land provides ideal habitat for Lesser Spotted,Greater Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, together with Siskins, Warblers, Spotted Flycatchers, Kingfishers and Heron in the streams, and the usual array of Robin, Wren, Blackbirds, Thrushes etc.
Gower Ornithological Society Events
For more information on birds of the Gower please visit The Wet Lands Centre