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Winter Wader & Waterfowl at RSPB Hayle nature reserve

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Ryan's Field Bird Hide Car Park

Chenhalls Road

Hayle

TR27 6HJ

United Kingdom

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Redshank Andy Hay

Description: Join the RSPB warden and explore the shoreline and mudflats around this wonderful estuary looking for wild birds. This is the season when birds return to the estuary in good numbers. Enjoy watching waders include oystercatchers, ringed plover, sanderling, dunlin, black-tailed and bar-tailed godwit, curlew, greenshank and redshank. Look through the roosting gulls for the great black-backed, lesser black-backed, herring, common, Mediterranean and black-headed gulls.

The RSPB acquired the estuary in 1992 to safeguard the important wintering wader and wildfowl populations. As this is the most south-westerly estuary in the UK it is naturally the “warmest” and this means when estuaries up-country freeze over, the Hayle stays ice-free. This enables the birds can continue to find food here under such conditions and during these times up to 18,000 individuals have been counted, crammed onto the mudflats and creeks and gullies that traverse the site.

Cost: Adults £5, children free.

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome.

Booking essential - but tickets are not required as we will have a list of attendees.

(Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Please bring warm clothing in case temperatures drop).


Meet at: Ryan's Field Car Park (by bird hide - free) Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve (SW551364)



How to get there;

Coming from the Penzance direction at the St Ives roundabout on the A30 take the exit signposted Hayle B3301. Continue along the B3301 with the estuary to your left and Ryan’s Field on the right. Just after the car wash on the right take a right turn down Chenalls Road, a minor road, signposted St Erth and Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve. The reserve entrance is 200 metres along this road on the right just before the railway bridge. Parking is alongside the long entrance road on the left and is free.

From Foundry Square in Hayle direction go in a westerly direction along the B3301 Carnsew Road under the railway viaduct and past Asda and Jewsons on the right Turn left on Chenalls Road signposted St Erth and Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve. The reserve entrance is 200 metres along this road on the right just before the railway bridge. Parking is alongside the long entrance road on the left and is free.

Please note there is a 1.2 metre vehicle height restriction at the gate.

Note: We require a valid phone number and e-mail from you. Your booking confirmation will be sent via e-mail. We need a valid phone number (landline and mobile) in case we need to get hold of you urgently to update you with event details. Thank you for your co-operation


For enquiries please ring RSPB Cornwall Office on 01736 360624 or take the

'Contact RSPB' e-mail link provided below.


IMPORTANT: We respect your privacy and will not sell your personal data to any third party.

Any personal data you provide here is collected and used only for the purposes of booking this event. Your details will only be used by this event's RSPB co-ordinator and will not be shared with anyone else.


Photos: Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)

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Ryan's Field Bird Hide Car Park

Chenhalls Road

Hayle

TR27 6HJ

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

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