Bird Aware Solent raises awareness of the ducks, geese and wading birds that spend the winter on our special coastline.
Every year up to 125,000 migrate here from as far as the Arctic to take advantage of the abundance of food that lives in our coastal mudflats. This makes the Solent coast of worldwide importance for wildlife. These birds need to feed and rest undisturbed so that they can survive the winter and build up enough energy to fly back to their summer breeding grounds. Their survival and breeding success relies on everyone on the Solent sharing our shores.
Our rangers engage with visitors and communities along the coast around the New Forest, Southampton Water, Portsmouth, Chichester and Langstone Harbours and the northern Isle of Wight. We help people learn about the different species of bird and understand the impact of bird disturbance. We’re always happy to hear from you, please contact us