Portland lighthouse, Dorset

Wildlife Day - Lodmoor and Portland Harbour


To be confirmed


Phil Saunders

Group size

Maximum 6

We’ll start our day of winter birding at the RSPB’s Lodmoor Reserve, where wintering wildfowl and waders should be on show, along with the reserve’s scarcer reedbed inhabitants, such as Marsh Harrier and Bearded Tit. From here, we head to Portland Harbour, where we’ll make use of several viewpoints along scenic Chesil Beach. Here we should see Black-necked Grebes amongst a range of other wintering wildfowl which, with luck, may also include Slavonian Grebe and both Black-throated and Great Northern Divers. We end the day on the Isle of Portlanda traditional wintering site for Short-eared Owls, where we’ll hopefully find several of these beautiful birds leaving their roost and quartering the coastal fields.