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
- Important wildlife sites secured thanks to a two million pound grant
- Future of New Forest National Park secured by huge grant
- False widow spider hysteria
- Man arrested after dead birds of prey seized
- Exotic migrant butterflies colonise the UK
- Huge step forward in battle against bovine TB in Sussex whilst Somerset badger cull extended
- Otters confirmed in Surrey after 50 year absence
- 2013 ZSL Animal Photography Prize winners unveiled
- London's brownfield sites are an important, but disappearing, haven for wildlife
- Bumblebee, extinct in UK, breeding again after reintroduction
- New survey reveals more than 700 seals in the Thames
- Goldfinch trapping in Kent
- Do-gooders threatening ecology of the New Forest
- One of Britain's rarest mammals needs greater protection to survive
- Rare moth recorded in Kent for the first time
More South East news
- A new fly species for Britain found in Epping Forest & Norfolk
- Call for Chinese lantern ban is growing
- Medway Council planning to build 5000 houses on nationally-important wildlife site
- First cuckoos already leaving the UK
- 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?
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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