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Bird Aware Solent

We raise awareness of the birds that spend time on our Solent coastline and encourage everyone to share our shores with wildlife.

Dark-bellied brent geese at sunset
The Great Coastal Birdwatch

The Great Coastal Birdwatch

Take part in this year’s Great Coastal Birdwatch: 22-30 October 2022. Increase your knowledge, help contribute valuable data and become more bird aware.

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Look out for birds

The Coastal Code

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

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litter on the beach

Wildlife-aware beach cleans

To help people learn about the impact on wildlife when they’re clearing litter from the beach, we’ve joined forces with the Final Straw Foundation, the Marine Conservation Society and the 2 Minute Foundation to create some helpful guides.


Protected areas

52 million visits are made to the Solent coast each year but many people who live or holiday here don’t know about the area’s huge value for wildlife.

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Guided walk in Yarmouth


Meet up with our Rangers – online and in person – at guided walks and pop-up events

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Oystercatcher calling

Bird disturbance

Some human activities can disturb birds from their natural behaviours and make it harder for them to survive and thrive on our coastlines.

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