Cirl Bunting Guided Walk - with amazing sea views

Sunday 2 June to Sunday 15 March

9.00 am-noon

Price: RSPB member £1, non-member £3

Join us to find out more about Devon's special bird, the cirl bunting. 

Admire the sights and sounds of Labrador Bay nature reserve as you stroll around scenic coastal paths. Keep your eyes peeled for gannets and, if you’re lucky, dolphins. 

Birds of prey such as peregrines and buzzards hunt along the coastal path.

Inland, you will spot the reserves most famous resident, the beautiful cirl (pronounced sirl) bunting,  a small finch-like bird that is a close relative of the yellowhammer. Look for them feeding on stubble fields or for flocks in the hedgerows. 

This reserve showcases how farming and wildlife can flourish with flower and butterfly filled meadows in the summer and hedgerows alive with bird song. Skylarks and linnets are regularly seen.

Meet at the Teignbridge DC car park (no charge for Sunday parking) for an opportunity to walk the scenic coastal paths on this steep site. 

For a location map of the Teignmouth Council Pay & Display car park at Labrador Bay click here.

The closest public toilets are by the Smugglers Tunnel, the Ness, Shaldon (30 mins walk away).


How to get to Labrador Bay: 

RSPB Labrador Bay nature reserve is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) south of Teignmouth, between Shaldon and Maidencombe.   
BY TRAIN: The nearest train station is Teignmouth, 3.2km away (Currently the only option is to complete the journey by taxi).   
BY CAR: Labrador Bay is on the A379 coast road between Teignmouth and Torbay. The Teignmouth District Council Pay & Display car park is on this main road. 

Click here to find out more about the cirl bunting project 


Full details above. Sat Nav co-ordinates are at the top right of this page.

Full list of dates

  • Sunday 2 June 2019
  • Sunday 1 September 2019
  • Sunday 3 November 2019
  • Sunday 15 March 2020

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 50.523332, -3.510519 (Google Maps)
  • County: Devon

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