Wildife and Bird Watching in Cornwall
Basking sharks are inrceasingly common, especially between May and October, and bottlenose and Risso's dolphins are often seen, as well as a few Minke whales. Cornwall has more strandings than any other county, and is also prone to 'exotic' finds that have blown across the Atlantic.
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- AK Wildlife Cruises, Falmouth
- Basking shark watching, Cornwall.
- Cabilla and Redrice Woods Nature Reserves.
- Churchtown Farm Community Nature Reserve
- Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve
- Hayle Estuary RSPB
- Helman Tor Nature Reserve.
- Kennall Vale Nature Reserve
- Looe Island Nature Reserve
- Marazion Marsh RSPB
- Nansmellyn Marsh Nature Reserve
- Pendarves Wood Nature Reserve
- Rosenannon Downs
- Tamar Estuary Nature Reserve
- The Lizard National Nature Reserve
- The Olde House wetlands
- Tregonetha Downs Nature Reserve
- Upton Towans Nature Reserve
- Windmill Farm Nature Reserve.
Recent Cornwall news
- Seabird death chemical to be banned
- Coasteering proving a threat to coastal wildlife
- Cornwall Wildlife Trust appeal for funds to buy important habitats
- Rat eradication from Lundy leads to huge increase in seabird numbers - Scilly next
- Important appeal for information regarding the harassment of dolphins in Cornwall. £2000 reward offered.
- Shipping organisations join wildlife charities to call for controls on PIBs - Seabird killing glue
- More than 1000 birds now dead as result of coastal chemical spill in UK
- Pilot whale strands in Falmouth
- Hundreds of birds washed up on shore of Devon and Cornwall
- Scilly sea birds get big funding boost
- Cornwall Wildlife Trust buys 19 acres wetland
- Record year for cetacean sightings off Scilly Isles ferry
- Celebrities doodle for Cornish wildlife
- Unusual marine life found around the coast of Cornwall
- New 'pingers' could help save Cornwall's dolphins
More Cornwall news
- Cornwall's chough came from Ireland
- Two rare striped dolphins strand in Cornwall
- North Atlantic right whale spotted off Cornwall?
- Surge in dolphins killed as bycatch off Cornwall
- Cornwall - Scilly wildlife watching cruises
- Heath Fritillary bouncing back in Cornwall
- Balloons and dog poo in bags are major issues on Britain’s beaches
- Hundreds of seabirds caught in Cornish fishing nets in just one day
- 3400 whales, dolphins and porpoises stranded in UK 2005 - 2010
- Unusual lumpsucker fish found off Cornwall
- RSPB survey reveals South West's top five farm birds
- Another Peregrine poisoned in the West Country
- Cornwall is a whale and dolphin hotspot
- First record of a Dwarf sperm whale in UK waters
- Record year for Cornish cirl bunting
Basking shark sighting and a code of conductWith the recent surge in basking shark sightings off the UK coast, especially Cornwall and the Isle of Man, the Marine Conservation Society has devised a code of conduct as to how to behave when near the sharks, whether in a boat or swimming (not advised). More.
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