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Bird Aware Solent

Working together to help birds feed and rest without being disturbed

Raising awareness of protected birds and encouraging people to share our special shores with wildlife.

Dark-bellied brent geese at sunset
A Bird Aware Solent ranger and members of the public looking for birds at the coast

Applications for our ranger role have now closed.

Thank you to everyone who has applied.

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A kayaker on the River Hamble

Watersports with wildlife

Our watersports with wildlife map and guides help paddle and wind sports enthusiasts coexist with nature.

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Ranger Natalie leads a birdwatching walk

Events, walks and talks

Find details of upcoming Bird Aware Solent events where you can meet our rangers and discover more about the wildlife seen around our coast.

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The Bird Aware Solent team stand next to Sturt Pond near Lymington

About us

Bird Aware Solent raises awareness of the ducks, geese and wading birds that spend the winter on our special coastline. Find out about our partners, our strategy and our team.

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Coast and Country Canines dog

Coast and Country Canines

Bird Aware Solent’s Coast and Country Canines initiative is all about like-minded dog owners choosing to walk in a safer, more enjoyable and wildlife aware way.

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Dunlin and lapwing flying over the Solent with sailing boats in the background

Meet the birds

Find out about the 125,000 ducks, geese and wading birds which fly here every winter from as far as the Arctic.

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Two new guides for watersports fans

Paddle routes

Discover paddle routes which have been recommended as wildlife friendly.

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Ranger Julie holding a sign saying look out for birds

The Coastal Code

Help us protect the birds around the Solent by sharing our shores.  Follow four simple steps to protect the wildlife which makes our area special.

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