Islands, points and headlands are ideal places to spot birds moving from breeding to overwintering grounds. Start exploring at one of these top locations:
1 Fair Isle
is situated between Shetland and the Orkney Isles and its wonderfully isolated location makes it probably the best place to find rare Asiatic birds in Britain.
2 Spurn Point
curls for over three miles from the Humber’s North Bank into the North Sea. With 391 different birds recorded there, the peninsula has the highest species count on mainland Britain.
3 Blakeney Point
has as its main feature a 6.4km spit of sand and shingle that can hold huge numbers of migratory birds when conditions force them to land.
4 Portland Bill
promontory at the southern edge of the Isle of Portland in Dorset is the perfect landfall for all manner of migrants needing to rest before heading off to the Continent.
5 The Isles of Scilly
archipelago has a strategic position off the southwestern tip of Cornwall and is famed as a magnet for unusual birds originating from all points of the compass.