Berry Head by Mike Langman

Aquatic Warbler © Nik Ward

BranchesSouth Devon

Our branch covers the Teignbridge, Torbay and South Hams members’ areas and we welcome active birders to our monthly meetings at the Court Farm Inn Abbotskerswell.  These meetings take place on the third Monday of the month starting at 7.30 pm and dates are published in the Devon Birds Annual Programme and the Harrier newsletter. 

We discuss local conservation issues, bird sightings, migration trends etc. followed by an illustrated talk on a good variety of subjects ranging from Birding in Torbay to trips in Costa Rica, Australia, South Africa etc.  There’s always a lively Q&A session after every talk.

Devon Birds manages three reserves in South Devon. South Milton Ley is one of the finest nature reserves in the county and it is open to members. It is a large reedbed that has breeding Reed, Sedge and Cetti’s Warblers as well as many other species both breeding and on migration. South Huish Marsh has a large wetland scrape that attracts a range of ducks and waders in the winter but it’s always worth a look. It’s viewable from the National Trust carpark by South Milton Beach. There is also a small reserve at Prawle Point that is managed for the resident Cirl Bunting population. Devon Birds also looks after bird hides at Slapton and Beesands and we helped fund the hide at Dawlish Warren.

 

Chairman Mike Goss 01364 72539
Treasurer Robin Shute  
Devon Birds
Council Member
Mike Goss  01364 72539
Programme Secretary Bob Bailey 01803 605765