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2019 Descriptions - last call

The deadline for the 2019 Bird Report is rapidly approaching. If you found (or saw) any of these birds please could you submit a description to to ensure your records are published. Many thanks. 

Alpine Swift, Dawlish 11 Jun  Hooded Crow, Baggy Point 10 May
Barred Warbler, Thurlestone 30 Aug Long-tailed Skua, Dawlish Warren 11 Oct
Caspian Gull, Thurlestone, 08 Feb Purple Heron, Slapton Ley 07 May
Caspian Gull, Topsham 02 Aug Sabine's Gull, Thurlestone 14 Aug
Cory's Shearwater, Berry Head 19 Jul Serin (2), Harrowbeer 19 Apr
Glossy Ibis, Otter Est 11-13 Mar Tree Sparrow (2), Berry Head 20 Mar


Posted May 2nd at 3:27 pm by Kevin Rylands in General Birding

Coronavirus update - Bird Hides

Please be aware that in line with Government guidelines on social distancing, the Devon Birds hides at Beesands, Fernworthy and Roadford, in addition to hides elsewhere in the County including Dawlish Warren are closed until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation and stay safe.

Please follow NHS guidelines:

Posted April 16th at 12:04 pm by Mike Daniels in General Birding


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Posted October 10th, 2016 at 9:14 am in General Birding

Saturday 4th January 2020

Slapton Ley

Highlight was a fly through female / second calander year Marsh Harrier. Also still Black-necked Grebe ( Stokeley Bay ) and 2 Firecrest ( Quarry ). Elsewhere 22 Wigeons, 6 Pochards, 7 Goldeneyes, 160 Common Gulls, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap. Single Red-throated Diver offshore. Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Torcross and an unseasonal Peacock butterfly near the Quarrry.

Posted January 4th at 6:04 pm by Perry Sanders in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

Friday 3rd January 2020


Male Ring-necked Duck, 55 Tufted, 22 Gadwall.

Posted January 3rd at 12:16 pm by Rob Macklin in Scarce / Rare Birds & Passage Counts

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