Places to see birds

Dartford warbler perching on heather

The New Forest covers approximately 144 square miles on Hampshire's South Coast. There are a wealth of habitats in this unique area ranging from heathland to deciduous woodland, from coniferous forest to salt marshes and bogs, and therefore is home to a wide variety of birdlife and other wildlife. More...

LYMINGTON-KEYHAVEN NATURE RESERVE

The area of salt marsh and mudflats between Lymington and Keyhaven is a haven for birdlife throughout the year. The Reserve is of international importance for the large numbers of breeding, feeding and roosting birds that it supports. More...

Heather at Arne nature reserve

Arne Nature Reserve in Poole Harbour is our closest RSPB Reserve. It consists of grassland, heathland, coniferous and deciduous woodland and salt marsh. More...

Male wigeon swimming

Blashford Lakes is a Nature Reserve and study centre, located on the edge of the New Forest, approximately 2.5 miles from Ringwood, which consists of flooded gravel pits and areas of woodland and grassland. More...

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Testwood Lakes is a relatively new Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Southampton, with habitats such as pasture and wild flower meadows, as well as the lakes themselves. More...