Wildlife and bird watching in the South East of England
Despite being the most densely populated part of the country, there is still plenty of wildlife viewing available. Even within London there are surprising opportunities for wildlife watching, from some of the great parks at Richmond, to fantastic birding sites on reservoirs, along the Thames and also in the Lee Valley and the Marshes of the Thames Estuary.
Photograph of the beautiful Ashdown Forest
County by county
Recent South East news
- Woodpeckers produce more youngsters when given extra food
- British butterfly desperate for warm weather this summer
- Search for Britain’s only cicada finds rare wildlife, but no cicada
- Wildlife Trust launches appeal to save irreplaceable wildlife haven in Oxfordshire
- The future of much of the UK's iconic wildlife hangs in the balance
- Bumblebee reintroduced into the UK
- Has the UK’s only cicada disappeared?
- Lydd Airport extension decision prompts legal challenge from RSPB
- HS2 phase 1: 33 ancient woods condemned?
- Grey seal strands near Beachy Head
- Where are the bluebells?
- Lydd Airport approval is a disaster for bugs
- V & A Museum to get a wildlife garden roof
- UK butterfly sightings 2013
- Government risks giving green light to wildlife criminals
More South East news
- Kent site, earmarked for 5000 homes, declared an SSSI
- Victory for the snails that have delayed new road development in Hertfordshire
- Rare and spectacular spider find in 150 year-old tombs in London!
- Inland seals
- Kent walkers gain right of way across shooting land
- London man convicted of trapping songbirds in East London
- Environmental Audit Committee publishes report on wildlife crime
- Record numbers of birds used Britain's wetlands during severe 2010/11 winter
- Migrant dragonflies and damselflies colonising southern England
- London Zoo animal photography prize winners revealed
- Construction of vast coastal reserve underway in Essex
- South coast announced as next area for marine planning in UK
- Deer rescued from electric fence – Dramatic footage
- First map of London's amphibians and reptiles - Can you fill in the gaps?
- 11 hectares of meadow bought by Oxford Wildlife Trust
Top wildlife sites in the South East
The Urban BirderThe clue is in the name of the book. David Lindo is the self styled ‘Urban Birder' and specialises in birding in towns and cities, and especially in London.
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