Seaside holiday cottage, Aberporth, near Cardigan, West Wales

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Teifi marshes nature reserve

Teifi estuary mud flats

Birds of the Aberporth area

 Cardigan Bay’s valuable habitats support a rich variety of birds that can be seen from the costal paths and beaches in the area.  Offshore birds include gannets, shearwaters and petrels, cliff nesting auks and gulls can also be seen during the breeding season, including the rare chough at specific locations.

The cottage’s garden with adjacent stream and woodland, are full of resident and summer visiting species during the changing seasons.  Sparrow Hawks and Red Kites are on the ‘local’ list.  Even the Common Scoter has been have been spotted in the bay from the conservatory window.

8 miles from the cottage are the internationally important mud flats and salt marshes of the Teifi Estuary.  Thousands of waders use these areas during migration and large numbers overwinter here.

The Teifi marshes’ nature reserve, one of the largest such areas in the country, has had many rare and unusual species during recent years – including hobby, osprey, egrets and some rare gulls.

For more information on the birds of the area, visit:    Select “natural beauty”, then “bird watching”.