Birdwatching

Lundy is famous for its birds. It is forever associated with the puffin, which inspired the name -Lundy - which is Norse for Puffin Island. 

The island's plateau, grassland and heathland offer a haven for resident and migrant landbirds, while the extensive coastline, with its long grassy sidelands, towering cliffs and rocky shoreline, support the largest single island seabird colony in southern England.

Spring (March to June) and autumn (August to November) are the periods of greatest interest for birdwatchers. Thousands of migrant birds pass through at these times, with spring also being the breeding season when up to 35 species nest on island including Skylarks, Puffins and Water rail. 

With around 140 different species recorded on Lundy each year, there's always something to be seen, whether you're visiting for a few hours on a day trip or staying longer. 

For recent bird sightings from the island, please visit the Lundy Birds Blog.

For more information on the birds of Lundy please visit the Birds of Lundy webpage.