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Dark-bellied brent geese flying over saltmarsh and water

The flight of the brent geese

Brent geese migration to Arctic Siberia is now well underway. Find out more about their amazing journey. In the last…

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Bird Aware staff

Ranger migration

It is not only the birds that are leaving – it is also time to say farewell to our seasonal…

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Brent geese flying

The great spring migration begins!

It is hard to believe the time has flown by so fast and it is only 5 weeks until the…

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New Bird Aware rangers

A warm welcome to our new rangers

Bird Aware Solent welcomes two new year-round rangers. Bird Aware Solent is delighted to be expanding its Ranger team and…

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Flying Wigeon

A bird’s eye view

We are often told that January is the month most associated with the ‘winter blues’; find out why January is…

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Seagrass

Our green sea

Blue Planet recently showcased seagrass beds in tropical waters, but did you know we have seagrass right here in the…

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Lemmings

What have lemmings got to do with it?

The numbers of juvenile brent geese arriving in the Solent can tell us how the lemmings in the arctic are…

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Curlew

The charismatic curlew

Our largest and most charismatic wader is under threat. Find out how you can help. A long haunting call rings…

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Juvenile godwit

New arrivals

Young black-tailed godwits have started arriving on the Solent having made their first ever migration. During August we have begun…

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Coastal works

Coastal protection project at Hill Head

The car park and promenade at Hill Head beach are currently closed, we spoke to the engineers to find out…

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Godwit's reed

Our birds arriving back on the Solent

Numbers of black-tailed godwits in the area are starting to rise as unsuccessful breeders return from Iceland. The numbers of…

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Godwit on nest

It’s godwit a go go

Thousands of black-tailed godwits are currently incubating their eggs in Iceland and with recent record temperatures we are keeping our…

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Bird Aware event

Spreading our wings

We are expanding what we do and have successfully completed our first few events. Find out more about how we…

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Godwit pair

A love story from Iceland

… and other tales from the birds’ spring migration. With the spring migration pretty much complete and most of our…

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Godwit feeding

Atlantic crossing delayed!

A record breaking number of migrating birds have aborted their spring migration and landed in the Hebrides. Black tailed godwits…

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Bird Aware appearance on That's Solent TV

That’s Solent TV appearance!

We were on the telly! If you didn’t catch us on the night you can watch it here. On a…

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Bird Aware staff

Ranger migration

Our seasonal rangers are off to ventures new. After an exciting winter season that saw a larger ranger team, the…

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Godwits flying

Springing into action!

Longer daylight hours trigger the spring migration. The weather is warming up and the blackthorn is in blossom. Spring is…

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