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About The Birds

The Solent coast and its wildlife are special. The sheltered coast, estuaries and harbours provide a rich diversity of coastal habitats

Every winter up to 125,000 ducks, geese and wading birds fly here from as far as the Arctic; many migrate thousands of miles to our shores.

Many coastal species live by the rhythm of the tides; at low tide they feed around the water's edge and at high tide they rest together on high ground awaiting the next muddy feast. It's important that we share our shores with birds, allowing them to feed, breed and rest undisturbed.