Places to see birds

RSPB Lodmoor

RSPB Lodmoor nature reserve

The large reedbed, open water, saltmarsh, wet grassland and bushes attract many different birds. Bearded tits and Cetti's warblers can be seen all year. They are joined in summer by reed, sedge and grasshopper warblers and one of the largest common tern colonies in the south-west. Marsh Harriers have bred on the reserve in 2011 and can be easily seen from the north side of the reserve.

In autumn, a variety of migrating birds arrives, including a good selection of wading birds. In winter, bitterns, pochards and tufted ducks can be seen and, if you are lucky, water pipits.

Information for dog owners: Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways

There are toilets in the Lodmoor Country Park and at Overcombe corner.