Places to see birds

Foots Cray Meadows

Foots Cray Meadows is a 97-hectare (nearly 250 acres) area of grassland, woodland and wetland. It is the largest public open space in the neighbouring London Borough of Bexley, with the River Cray forming a central feature of the landscape. More...

High Elms Country Park

On entering High Elms Country Park you feel as if you have left behind the last remnants of London and emerged into the peaceful Kentish countryside. The Park offers 250 acres of woodland and grassland to explore and is rich in wildlife. More...

Male blackcap in hawthorn bush

Jubilee Park is a large Country Park with a variety of habitats easily accessible by car or public transport. More...

Kelsey Park Beckenham

Kelsey Park is a well maintained suburban park close to the centre of Beckenham and has good transport facilities. It is a very popular area for families, joggers, dog walkers etc. and is often very busy. It has good habitats for birds however, including lakes, grassland and woodland areas. It is well known for its water birds and in particular a heronry, one of the largest in South London, on an island in the main lake. More...

Selsdon Wood

Selsdon Wood Local Nature Reserve Habitats: 81 hectare (200 acre) of coppiced woodland & meadows.Owned by the National Trust but managed by Croydon Council. Friends of Selsdon Wood work with Croydon Council to ensure that Selsdon Wood is maintained for the benefit of the flora and fauna as well as enjoyment of the public. More...

Well Wood - Coney Hall, West Wickham

Well Wood is a fragment of an ancient woodland that once would have linked West Wickham Common with Spring Park. Ancient Semi-Natural Woodland with oak, ash, hazel, yew, sweet chestnut, field maple, hawthorn, Douglas fir and larch. Masses of wood anemones and wood sorrel, followed by a carpet of bluebells. Surrounded by meadows and hedgerows. Frequented by bats, badgers, foxes, owls, woodpeckers, buzzards and many other birds. More...