Gulls and terns
Named in honour of the French naturalist and ornithologist, Jean Victor Audouin (1797 – 1841) the Audouin’s gull is one of the world’s rarest and is limited in the main to regions within and surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Breeding throughout mountainous regions of southern Europe and across to the Himalayas these birds are migratory, overwintering in southern Africa or central India. Worldwide, there are a total of ten subspecies from the nominate species, apus melba.
Black Necked Grebe
The black-necked grebe is a highly-sociable, small and dark member of the grebe family. Known as the 'eared grebe' in America.
Herons, storks and ibises
One of the rarest breeding birds in the UK, a secretive and difficult to see member of the heron family.
Avocets and stilts
A conservation success story reintroduced this elegant wading bird back to our shores after the second World War.