Places to see birds

Osprey in larch tree

Grebes, divers and even migratory ospreys can be found on one of the Eastbourne And District Local Group's favourite birding sites. More...

Beachy Head: Plantation Wood & Surrounding Area

A landmark of some notoriety it may be, but Beachy Head and the surrounding area offer many good bird sightings in all seasons. More...

Birling Gap

Located between Eastbourne and Seaford and accessible from the A259 via East Dean, Birling Gap offers the chance to see a variety of birds all year round. More...

Bo Peep Area

This site on the ridge of the South Downs combines open fields and woodland, and offers extensive views to North and South. More...

Cuckmere Haven

From waders to raptors, Cuckmere Haven is home to a variety of birds and affords us sightings of sea mammals too. More...

Cuckmere Valley - upstream.

A varied walk inland, beginning from the Seven Sisters Country Park. There are plenty of old friends to be seen as well as some rarities. As if we were not spoiled enough, there is a pub nearby, too. More...

Calling redshank in meadow

Sadly, much of the natural history of The Crumbles is in the past, but there are still birds to be seen at Eastbourne Marina. More...

Hampden Park.

Hampden Park is a welcome green space in an otherwise urban and industrial setting and a nice place to see birds around the lake or woodland. More...

Hankham Level

A good place to see ducks and wintering waders. More...

Hooe Level

Winter birding in a harsh, but strangely comforting location! More...

Newhaven Harbour.

This is the place to come for fans of purple sandpipers. More...

Pevensey Bridge Levels

A good place for rarities. More...

Pevensey Levels- The Beach Area Near Waller's Haven.

Coastal birding and the occasional rarity. More...

Bittern feeding in reedbeds

Good birding all year round along the river. More...

Pevensey Levels- The Rickney Bridge Area

A good place to see members of the Thrush family in winter. More...

The Ouse Valley Estuary Project

A relatively new reserve between Seaford and Newhaven, it is easily accessible and boasts a variety of habitats. It is probably the best place locally to see purple sandpipers. More...

Tide Mills, Newhaven.

Tide Mills is a derelict village in East Sussex. Abandoned since 1939 (with the exception of the Canadian troops that were stationed there in the Second World War), it is now a home for waders and other birds. More...

Male wigeon swimming

A little-known birding spot, but well worth checking out, especially if you are a duck enthusiast. More...

Male snipe singing in the rain

Opportunities to see birds at a newly acquired reserve. More...

little egret, wading, water

Great birding to be had within easy reach of Lewes. More...