UK and Ireland

Search for the best wildlife watching in UK and Ireland by country.


England

Broadwater Warren – marsh tit, Eurasian jay

Farne Islands – grey seal, puffin

Forest of Dean – adder, fallow deer, goshawk, great spotted woodpecker, greylag goose, peregrine falcon, pine marten, wild boar

Isle of Sheppey – avocet, grey seal, harbour seal, marsh harrier, short-eared owl, common tern, great crested grebe, great cormorant, grey heron, greylag goose

Knepp – barn owl, fallow deer, red deer, white stork, Eurasian jay, great cormorant, great crested grebe, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, grey heron

Knole Park – fallow deer, sika deer, Eurasian jay, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, ring necked parakeet

Lake District – osprey

Liverpool

Dee Estuary – hen harrier, kingfisher, marsh harrier, curlew, Eurasian jay, goldcrest, grey heron

Formby – red squirrel

Sefton Park – kingfisher, ring necked parakeet

London

Brookmill Park – goldcrest, kingfisher, peregrine falcon, redwing, ring necked parakeet

London Wetland Centre – bittern, collared dove, lapwing, peregrine falcon, tufted duck, Eurasian jay, great cormorant, grey heron, oyster catcher, ring necked parakeet

One Tree Hill – Eurasian jay, goldcrest, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, redwing, ring necked parakeet, stag beetle, tawny owl

Peckham Rye – Eurasian jay, goldcrest, great cormorant, great spotted woodpecker, green woodpecker, grey heron, little owl, redwing, ring necked parakeet, stag beetle

Richmond Park – red deer, fallow deer, Eurasian jay, great cormorant, green woodpecker, grey heron, ring necked parakeet

South Norwood Lake – great crested grebe, great cormorant, ring necked parakeet

Sydenham Hill Wood – stag beetle, green woodpecker, silver-washed fritillary, Eurasian jay, great spotted woodpecker, ring necked parakeet

New Forest – adder, Dartford warbler, fallow deer, nightjar, silver-studded blue, smooth snake

Rye Harbour – curlew, spoonbill, avocet, great cormorant, oystercatcher, ringed plover

Sevenoaks – goldcrest, kingfisher, common tern, great crested grebe, greylag goose, oystercatcher, red kite, redwing, Eurasian jay, great cormorant

Watlington Hill – red kite


Ireland

West Cork – basking shark, common dolphin, fin whale, humpback whale, minke whale, puffin, Risso’s dolphin


Scotland

Cairngorms – adder, black grouse, capercaillie, golden eagle, red deer, red grouse, red squirrel, reindeer

Findhorn Valley – golden eagle

Isle of Lewis and Harris – bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, minke whale, golden eagle, Eurasian otter, grey seal, harbour seal, red deer, white-tailed eagle

Isle of Mull – Eurasian otter, golden eagle, grey seal, hen harrier, puffin, red-breasted merganser, ringed plover, white-tailed eagle

Isle of Skye – bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, minke whale, Eurasian otter, golden eagle, grey seal, harbour porpoise, harbour seal, white-tailed eagle

Loch Ness – golden eagle, pine marten, red squirrel, European badger, white-tailed eagle, osprey, red deer, Slavonian grebe, wild boar, wildcat

Moray Firth – bottlenose dolphin, grey seal, harbour seal, minke whale, great cormorant, grey heron, oystercatcher

Sound of Arisaig – common dolphin, Eurasian otter, harbour porpoise, harbour seal, white-tailed eagle


Wales

Brecon Beacons – beaver, red kite

Cwm Clydach – kingfisher, Eurasian jay

Kenfig – Eurasian otter, kingfisher

South Stack – chough, guillemot, puffin, razorbill


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