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About The Birds


The Solent coast and its wildlife are special. The sheltered coast and harbours provide a rich diversity of habitats for birds. Every winter up to 125,000 ducks, geese and wading birds fly here from as far as the Arctic.

Coastal birds live by the rhythm of the tides. At low tide they feed around the water's edge. At high tide they rest together on the shore or close by to conserve energy and wait for the next low tide. Find out more about some of the Solent's birds below.