The estuaries and coastline, the mountains and hills, ancient woodlands and river valleys of Snowdonia Mountain and Coast all contribute to the rich diversity of habitats which ensures the area’s long standing reputation as a bird watcher’s paradise.
Reserves offer breathtaking scenery and beautiful woodland walks whilst the Conwy estuary Reserve offers views of various wading birds and the magnificent Conwy Castle. Well located hides ensure an excellent view.
As part of the Glaslyn Osprey project, a round-the-clock protection scheme operates during the breeding season. The public viewing scheme is open between April and the end of August, where you can use telescopes and see live footage from the nest-cam. Staff and volunteers are on hand to help. The viewing site is at Pont Croesor (grid reference SH593413).
Here's a snapshot of our local birds:
Coast and Estuary: Black-headed Gull, Chough, Cormorant, Curlew, Dunlin, Lapwing, Little Egret, Oystercatcher, Redshank, Shelduck, Whopper Swan.
Forest: Dipper, Garden Warbler, Grey Wagtail, Long-tailed Tit, Redstart, Willow-Warbler, Wood, Warbler.
Moorland and Mountain: Osprey, Black Grouse, Buzzard, Goshawk, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, Raven, Red Grouse, Snipe, Sparrowhawk.
RSPB North Wales