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:
www.visitcardigan.com Select “natural beauty”, then “bird