Birdwatchers’ favourite places to go birdwatching in Kent

As the sun is here and the temperature is rising, more people are looking for outdoor activities to do. One activity is to birdwatch. Birdwatching is a popular hobby that more than 420,000 people participate in across the country.

Here are some popular places to go birdwatching in Kent.

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory, Sandwich CT13 9PF

Photograph by Paul Jay

Recommended by birdwatcher Vikki Lou. The Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory is an accredited bird observatory and registered charity.  They are committed to conservation and recording of the natural environment in the Sandwich Bay area. “I enjoy relaxing in the conservatory and watching the birds eat,” Vikki said.

Oare Marshes, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0QA

A photograph by Paul Jay

Recommended by birdwatcher Daine. Oare Marshes is of international importance for migratory, overwintering and breeding wetland birds. The reserve consists of grazing marsh with freshwater dykes, open water spaces and a seawall.

Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve, Canterbury, CT3 4DB

A photograph by Paul Jay

Recommended by birdwatcher Claire. Stodmarsh is an area of marshes, reedbeds, lakes and woodland. Home to a rich variety of birds especially water birds.

 

RSPB Blean Woods, Canterbury, CT2 9DD

A photograph by Paul Jay

Blean Woods is a wonderful place for a quiet walk in a beautiful and ancient woodland.

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